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Key Takeaways from 15th National Joint Annual Programme Review For HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria - While Nigeria has made significant progress in the control of HIV, TB and malaria (ATM) over the last two decades, the three infectious diseases continue to constitute major public health problems in the country. Over the years, the country has established various platforms and mechanisms to review its performance in the three disease areas and offer policy and programmatic recommendations ... Read More
Malaria Prevention Community Outreach - “One of our major problems in this community are mosquitoes, I hope they will stop tormenting us after this program,” said Abiola from Ikate. This was just one response to a recent malaria community outreach program carried out by Access Bank in partnership with The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), HACEY Health Initiative and the OVL Foundation in ... Read More
Fight the fakes: how to beat the US$200bn medicine counterfeiters - By the time the teenage boy was standing in front of Bernice Bornmai, feverish and delirious, it was already too late. It wasn’t just the malaria that was killing the 17-year-old, it was the time he’d wasted taking fake medicine. The antimalarials did nothing to stop the disease marching through the young Ghanaian’s body; his organs were already shutting down. ... Read More
Algeria Declared Malaria-Free: Lessons Learned from Algeria Malaria Elimination - By Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, Country Manager, Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), Nigeria On 22nd May the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Algeria and Argentina malaria-free, bringing to 38 the number of countries now officially rid of the disease. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted malaria transmission for at least three consecutive years within its borders. ... Read More
Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Innovative Financing - This is the second article in a planned series which will review the findings of the recently-released Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa report. The report provides an overview of the state of African health and health systems, with the aim of guiding investments and shaping narratives around health in Africa. This article offers insight into the status of, and ... Read More
Women Deliver 2019 Highlights Growing Potential of Cross-Sector Health Partnerships - The Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality in the 21st century, took place earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada. Over 8,000 attendees from more than 160 countries came together to advocate, share new knowledge and brainstorm solutions for the health, rights and well-being of girls and women.  Of the attendees, more than 1,000 were private ... Read More