Can Raised Buildings Reduce Malaria Transmission?

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The United Nations has projected that sub-Saharan Africa will become the world’s most populated of the eight geographical SDG areas by 2062. The increased population inevitably leads to an increase in housing demand. Why is this relevant in the fight to eradicate malaria?  There is growing evidence that house design can decrease the incidence of malaria infection. Given that 80% … Read More

Matt RomneyCan Raised Buildings Reduce Malaria Transmission?

AI and Malaria Control: an Exciting Future Ahead

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A Jerusalem-based start-up ZzappMalaria that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and tech to eliminate malaria has won first place in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition, securing a $3 million prize, as well as the People’s Choice Award as the “Most Inspiring Team.”  How Zzapp identifies malaria transmission hotspots  Zzapp is a software system that supports the planning and implementation of … Read More

Matt RomneyAI and Malaria Control: an Exciting Future Ahead

WHO-led Dialogue on Rethinking Malaria in Africa

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The 2020 World Malaria Report findings and the failure to attain the 2020 milestones of the Global Technical Strategy (GTS) for malaria, 2016-2030 demonstrate stagnating progress in reducing malaria in Africa; this calls for a rethink of Africa’s malaria control model. Eradication requires a context-driven interrogation of the lessons from COVID-19 and a restructuring of the global aid architecture, coupled … Read More

Matt RomneyWHO-led Dialogue on Rethinking Malaria in Africa

Case Studies: The Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Workplace & Community Malaria Programs

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The spread of COVID-19 has led to a health crisis in countries across the world, including significant disruptions to health systems and services. The measures employed by the private sector to continue, adapt, or suspend workplace and community malaria programs during the COVID-19 pandemic are largely unknown. In response to a request from CAMA partners to study the impact of … Read More

Matt RomneyCase Studies: The Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Workplace & Community Malaria Programs

Partnerships for Malaria Elimination: CAMA Report

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The COVID-19 pandemic has severely tested malaria control efforts and has hurt progress in tackling malaria across many countries. There is general consensus that a more coordinated, intentional, and focused effort is urgently required. In order to catalyze new ways of thinking, develop cross-sector partnerships and leverage both existing and new resources to respond to these challenges, GBCHealth and the … Read More

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Dialogues & Partnerships to Step Up Investment in Malaria

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Time to Invest in Ending Malaria is Now “It is through strong political commitment, sufficient investment and an arsenal of strategies that we can achieve our common goal: a malaria-free world.” (UN Secretary-General António Guterres, World Malaria Day 2021) Historic gains have been made against malaria globally, yet long-term success in reaching a malaria-free world within a generation is far … Read More

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Aliko Dangote Foundation recognizes World Malaria Day 2021

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By Dr. Francis Aminu, Director of Health & Nutrition, Aliko Dangote Foundation World Malaria Day was recognized globally on April 25 under the banner Zero Malaria – Draw the line against Malaria. Governments, corporates and individuals once again united with a renewed sense of urgency and commitment to eradicate malaria. The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) was no different, and with … Read More

Matt RomneyAliko Dangote Foundation recognizes World Malaria Day 2021

New Private Sector Commitments to the End Malaria Project Announced

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Leading private sector organizations come together to support action to tackle malaria, one of the world’s oldest pandemics. Access Bank, Chevron, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Vestergaard announced their support and financial commitments for the new End Malaria Project, a 3-year initiative led by the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA). Working closely with partners in Nigeria, and more widely across … Read More

Matt RomneyNew Private Sector Commitments to the End Malaria Project Announced

Ensuring Progress in the Fight to End Malaria Through Innovation & Collaboration

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In commemoration of World Malaria Day 2021, GBCHealth and the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) hosted Combat Malaria in Africa: Lessons and Opportunities, a high-level virtual event which brought together the malaria community to discuss how to ensure progress in the fight to end malaria during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The importance of private sector engagement and cross-sector … Read More

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Smartphone Application for Automated Malaria Screening

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A publication from BMC Infectious Diseases in November 2020 details a smartphone application for automated malaria screening. The Android application combines multiple functions, including image acquisition, screening, and management of the acquired data. Used in combination with a microscope adapter, this results in a very affordable design. Android smartphones and microscopes are both common in malaria clinics, and an adapter … Read More

Matt RomneySmartphone Application for Automated Malaria Screening