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Eritrea: Malaria Prevalence Reduced by 90% Nationwide, 98% at Regional Level

A very successful malaria mortality reduction program is operating, effectively, safely and affordably, in Eritrea
A very successful malaria mortality reduction program is operating, effectively, safely and affordably, in Eritrea

By SelamTribune,

AT a meeting he conducted with representatives of residents of the Northern Red Sea region in connection with the National Malaria Day, Dr. Yohannes Tekeste, Head of Ministry of Health branch office in the region, indicated that the prevalence of malaria has been reduced by 98%.

He further explained that in the past 67% of the residents of the region have been affected by the disease, and that with the 5 years plan charted by the Health Ministry in 1999 strong efforts have been exerted to reduce the malaria prevalence by 88%.  Continue reading Eritrea: Malaria Prevalence Reduced by 90% Nationwide, 98% at Regional Level

African Union AIDS Summit is a ‘Talk Shop’

Conferences of this kind, with grandly-worded commitments, usually accomplish little.

They gathered once more for a talk shop

By Azad Essa (Al Jazeera),

Dubbed a “special summit” on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the summit has brought together African leaders in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to discuss progress in alleviating the threats posed by the three diseases.

And yet a trip to #Abuja+12 to discuss “progress” could be considered superfluous. A simple stroll down to a local clinic in Yibe, Addis Ababa or Khayelitsha in Cape Town or Kibera in Nairobi would give a true account of actual progress made in combating these diseases on the continent.

For anyone ever affected by TB, malaria or HIV/AIDS, directly or indirectly, which is a majority of Africans, these summits and their grandly worded commitments usually mean little.  Continue reading African Union AIDS Summit is a ‘Talk Shop’