World Malaria Day 2015 Theme

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Many Voices , a single Theme

The World Malaria Day theme provides a common platform for countries to showcase their successes in malaria control and unify diverse initiatives in the changing global context. Malaria-endemic countries have made incredible gains in malaria in the last decade, but sustaining them will take extra efforts until the job is finished and malaria is eliminated worldwide.   (more…)

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World Malaria Day 2015

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On World Malaria Day 2015, the World Health Organization is calling for high-level commitment to the vision of a world free of malaria. The theme, set by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, is Invest in the future: Defeat malaria. This reflects the ambitious goals and targets set out in a draft post-2015 strategy to be presented to the World Health Assembly in May. The new strategy aims to reduce malaria cases and deaths by 90% by 2030 from current levels. Four countries have been certified free of malaria in the last decade and the post-2015 strategy sets the goal of eliminating the disease from a further 35 countries by 2030. (more…)

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Preventing malaria in pregnancy

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If not treated properly, malaria in pregnant women can result in serious consequences, including miscarriages, under-term or underweight babies, stillbirths and maternal deaths. Fortunately, malaria during pregnancy can be prevented when women take three or more doses of the drug sulfadoxine pyrimethamine (SP) and sleep inside long-lasting insecticidal nets. (more…)

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Lifesaving nets: Benue state communities embrace use of Long Lasting Insecticidal treated nets

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The Malaria Action Program for states (MAPS) project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has through sustained community sensitizations and campaigns on the benefits of using long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), achieved demonstrable behaviour change and increased acceptance of the use of LLINs across communities in Benue state. The MAPS project has as one of its core mandates, the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Wadata community in Makurdi and Ojegbe community in Obi local government area are just a few of the communities where men and women whose lives have been changed now boldly tell their story to anyone who cares to listen. Hear their testimonies: (more…)

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