Please: Login/Register

The Latest Edition of "Eyes on malaria" magazine will be out very soon!! | CALL FOR ARTICLES: AMMREN is inviting journalists / writers / scientists interested in reporting on malaria to send articles for publication in its international magazine “Eyes on Malaria” and for posting on its website. Please contact the AMMREN Secretariat for more details click here. Enjoy your stay!. Volunteers and interns urgently needed to work with an NGO working in the area of malaria and health. Apply through - ammren1@gmail.com / ammren1@yahoo.com. Journalists interested in reporting on and writing articles on health issues should please reply through this email: ammren1@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS:::

TIPS ON MALARIA

  • HOW CAN MOSQUITOES BE CONTROLLED?

    Mosquitoes around the home can be reduced significantly by minimizing the amount of standing water available for mosquito breeding. Residents are urged to reduce standing water around the home in a variety of ways.

  • HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MOSQUITO-BORN DISEASES?

    The best way is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.This can be accomplished using personal protecting  while outdoors when mosquitoes are present. Treated bed nets should be used sleeping. Mosquito repellent should be used when outdoor.

  • WHO ARE AT RISK?


    Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of getting malaria. Pregnant women are particularly at risk of malaria. Children under 5 years are at high risk of malaria.
     

MAGAZINE EDITIONS

  • First Edition

  • Second Edition

  • Third Edition

  • Fourth Edition

  • Fifth Edition

  • Sixth Edition

  • Seventh Edition

  • Eighth Edition

  • Ninth Edition

  • Special Edition

  • INESS Edition

  • Tenth Edition

  • INDEPTH Edition

  • Eleventh Edition

  • Twelfth Edition

  • Special Edition

  • Special Edition

  • March Edition

EDITORIAL

What began as a corporate social responsibility by a Obuasi has produced results that have been acknowledged globally as a vital strategy to push the malaria elimination agenda.

With a view to being a good corporate citizen in its concessionary area, AngloGold Ashanti satisfied all stakeholders by boosting productivity through malaria control, while giving local folks a source of income by hiring them for the indoor residual spraying (IRS) and larviciding of mosquitoes for the benefit of all.

The formation of AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Limited (AGAMal) began the research-driven campaign directed by eminent African experts on malaria, and the recruitment of 2, 500 spray operators for a programme that achieved a 75 percent reduction of the disease burden in targeted areas.

The campaign was extended to other parts of the country in partnership with the National Malaria Control Programme with the intention of scaling up to 40 other districts in Ghana with funding from the Global Fund.

The AGAMal enterprise won the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) West African Regional Network award for its effective integration of case management, IRS and larviciding.

There was a change in the funding mechanism of the Global Fund and the intervention was downsized to 10 districts.

The success of IRS in malaria control is not a new thing. It was used earlier in a bigger campaign during the Global Malaria Eradication effort from 1955 to 1969, when the focus was on vector control.

It was effective in eliminating malaria from United States of America and Europe, saving hundreds of millions of lives. Again, the recent intensification of IRS, alongside bed nets and improved diagnostic testing and treatment in Africa, contributed to a remarkable decline in the malaria burden.

Having created a nigh malaria-free environment, AngloGold Ashanti has reminded the world of the potency of vector control. It also saved the company fortunes that would have been wasted in treating mine workers who were constantly bedevilled by malaria.

Now, the need to sustain IRS, larviciding and bed nets in high transmission areas is crucial as the reality points to a long wait before the additional tool comes in the form of a powerful vaccine.

EDITORIAL TEAM

Charity Binka
MANAGING EDITOR

Carlton Cofie
EDITOR

Eunice Menka
ASSISTANT EDITOR

COUNTRY CO-ORDINATORS

James Addy
Ghana

Rebecca Chimjeka
Malawi

Isaiah Esipisu
Kenya

Momodou Faal
Gambia

Mbarwa Kivuyo
Tanzania

Idrissa Ndiaye
Senegal

THE PUBLISHER

African Media & Malaria Research Network
P. O. Box CT 10479, Cantonments, Accra.
29 Garden Road - East Legon, Accra-Ghana
Tel: +233 (0) 303 933 452
Email: ammren1@yahoo.com
ammren1@gmail.com
info@eyesonmalaria.org
Websites: www.ammren.org
www.eyesonmalaria.org