Browsing: Malaria Vaccine

Zero Malaria: Through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and newly launched Tanzania Malaria Case Management (TMCM) project, Zanzibar plans to end malaria by 2027 as part of the island’s initiatives to improve welfare and increase tourism. Photo/PreventionWeb

Zero Malaria: Through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Zanzibar plans to end malaria prevalence by 2027 as part of the island’s initiatives to improve welfare and increase tourism.

Healthy safety is a major tourist consideration when tourists consider taking a safari in Africa. Malaria prevalence is one of the major tropical diseases that tourists are conscious about and in many cases, a deterring factor.

Tanzania mainland and the island of Zanzibar are now taking charge to end malaria in the five years. At least two new initiatives have been launched in this effort including, Impact Malaria and Okoa Maisha Dhibiti Malaria (OMDM) along with the newly launched Tanzania Malaria Case Management (TMCM) project.

Working with several development partners, the country has been undertaking this strategic plan to reduce and end malaria prevalence altogether for the last decade. It is hoped that building on the progress made so far, the new …

Two years ago, Kenya’s Ministry of Health launched the malaria vaccine in Ndhiwa, Homabay County, one of the eight counties in western Kenya with the heaviest burden of malaria nationwide.

At that time, other African countries including Ghana and Malawi also launched the malaria vaccine in childhood vaccination in selected areas of high malaria transmission in 2019.
Malawi was the first to do so in April, followed by Ghana, and then by Kenya in 2019.
Malaria vaccine has now become the first to achieve WHO-specified 75 per cent efficacy goal.
According to a recent update on the vaccine by the World Health Organisation, high-level vaccine efficacy of 77% in African children achieve WHO-specified efficacy goal of 75%.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that malaria causes over 400,000 deaths each year globally and progress in reducing malaria mortality has stalled in recent years. Most deaths are amongst children in Africa …