COVID-19 presents a unique challenge to India’s policymakers and public health professionals. As they face difficult choices in the coming months, they can draw lessons from India’s recent success against malaria.
Extension of coronavirus lockdown without ensuring access to healthcare for non-COVID-19 patients may defeat efforts to avoid collateral damage
India has a whopping 54.6 million people with heart disease, 83 people per lakh population have cancer.
World Malaria Day 2020: WHO tells nations not to compromise on efforts to battle disease during COVID-19 pandemic; says 67% deaths among kids under 5
WHO says that every year the world witnesses more than 200 million new cases of malaria
World Malaria Day 2020: WHO's anti-malaria campaign and target to eliminate malaria from 35 more countries by 2030
According to WHO reports, malaria affected more than 228 million people in the world in 2018 and killed about 405,000 people globally in the same year.
Various studies have since been done all over the world to test the efficiency of HCQ in the treatment of COVID-19 but with controversial results.
WHO reminds governments, hospitals to continue to provide essential health services despite Coronavirus crisis
Essential health services must continue, babies are still being born, vaccines must still be delivered in this crisis.
The elderly, poor and the sick hurt most during extreme heat with overheating, respiratory disease and kidney problems.
'We've won the battle against dengue': Arvind Kejriwal says less than 1,100 cases, no deaths reported in capital this year
Kejriwal said that till last week, less than 1,100 reported cases of the disease and no deaths due to it were recorded during this year.
A 50,000-year-old gorilla DNA sample has led researchers to answers about how the deadliest malaria parasite came to infect humans.
Apparently, a compound developed by GlaxoSmithKline can eliminate the mosquito-borne parasite in all the stages of its lifecycle.
Globally, 17% of infectious diseases are spread by vectors - animals that form a bridge between humans and infectious microorganisms to transmit disease.
The study looks at spatial modelling of malaria outbreaks, with more depth & resources than ever in past.
The WHO report predicts, despite it most optimistic scenarios, Africa will still have 11 million cases in 2050.
With the progress of sci-tech that has taken place, mosquitoes take almost 2.7 million lives every year.
Delhi reported 83 cases of malaria and 34 of dengue this year; mosquito-breeding reported in 48,039 households
Over 80 cases of malaria have been reported in Delhi this year so far, more than double the number of people affected by dengue.
Dengue claims 3 lives in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada; official blames 'peculiar weather condition' in city
Three people died and as many as 404 cases of dengue and malaria have been detected in Dakshina Kannada district, officials said on Sunday.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were around 219 million cases of malaria in 2017,
WHO intends to include 3,60,000+ kids annually from 3 African countries in the RTS,S pilot program.
Scientists discover the olfactory Ionotropic receptor 8a that allow mosquitoes to hone in on human's odor.
The microscopy tool is particularly suited to diagnose conditions in low-resource, disease burdened areas.