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Zanzibar tests drones spraying rice fields to fight malaria

Nov. 5, 2019 4:53 AM EST

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — For the first time drones are being tested to help fight malaria on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. The drones will spray a silicone-based liquid on rice paddies, where there are large expanses of stagnant water where malaria-carrying mosquitoes lay their eggs....

UN: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak

Oct. 30, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says more than 7 million cases of malaria have been reported in Burundi this year. Officials blame the outbreak on factors including the lack of protective bed nets, problems with medicines and climate change. The U.N. health agency says malaria has killed nearly...

Global Fund raises $13.92 billion to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct. 10, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill...

Verbal autopsies used in push to better track global deaths

Oct. 6, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One afternoon last month, a young woman with a tablet computer sat next to Alphonsine Umurerwa on the living room couch, asking questions, listening carefully. She learned that the woman's 23-year-old daughter, Sandrine Umwungeri, had been very sick for about a year, gradually...

Verbal autopsies used in push to better track global deaths

Oct. 1, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One afternoon last month, a young woman with a tablet computer sat next to Alphonsine Umurerwa on the living room couch, asking questions, listening carefully. She learned that the woman's 23-year-old daughter, Sandrine Umwungeri, had been very sick for about a year, gradually...

Doctors: Nearly 8000 Malaria cases in Sudan province

Sep. 26, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Doctors in Sudan say the number of malaria cases in North Darfur province has climbed to nearly 8,000 people in less than a month. They are warning that the outbreak in the country's far-flung west may persist if the Sudanese government and international organizations do not intervene...