Tag: Africa

Transgenic Mosquitoes: A New Approach to Preventing Malaria?

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Transgenic Mosquitoes: A New Approach to Preventing Malaria?

Malaria is preventable and curable, yet, due to gaps in systematized prevention efforts, the disease accounts for 20% of childhood deaths in Africa. As a result, groups such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have targeted malaria through vertical vector control programs. WHO identifies these efforts as “the only intervention that can reduce malaria transmission from very high levels to close to zero”. However, the success of top-down vector control efforts is limited because by nature they are often focused on one specific issue…

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Midwives a Potential Fulfillment of Ghana’s CARMMA?

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Midwives a Potential Fulfillment of Ghana’s CARMMA?

By Beth Kinsella Maternal & Child Health Columnist The launching of the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortaility in Africa  (CARMMA) in the Eastern Region of Ghana by First Lady Ernestina Naadu Mills on September 30, 2011 marks a decisive step toward improving maternal health in the country.  The lifetime risk of maternal mortality in […]

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