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Beliefs hindering malaria control in pregnant women

[ACCRA]  The perception by pregnant women that they are not at risk of malaria discourages them from going for prevention and treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa, a study shows.

According to researchers, there is a need to explore the factors that influence the decisions of pregnant women to adhere to malaria interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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DELTAS AFRICA annual Grantees Meeting 2017, Accra/ Ghana

The Malaria Research Capacity Development in West and Central Africa (MARCAD) strongly represented at the second annual meeting of the 11 Deltas Africa programmes in Accra.

A strong delegation, led by the Director of Malaria Research Capacity Development in West and Central Africa (MARCAD), Prof. Oumar Gaye, represented the said programme at the second annual meeting of the 11 DeltasAfrica programmes, held from 03-05 July in Accra, Ghana.

Scientists from 54 institutions, 21 African countries took part in the event which also recorded the presence of several scientists from all over the world and the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ghana, Frimpong Boateng.

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Aminata Collé Lo research protocol

Aminata Collé Lo, a Researcher and Fellow of the MARCAD, calls for the monitoring of '' asymptomatic individuals to eradicate malaria''

The Senegalese researcher Aminata Colé Lô, whose research focuses on the ways and means to eliminate malaria in Africa, has advocated greater monitoring of ''asymptomatic individuals'' in order to eradicating this disease.

"The parasite responsible for malaria transmission is highly variable. It changes shape at the level of its genes to become'' resistant to drugs used. An eye should always be kept on the malaria status in the country'', recommended the specialist in parasitology.

Aminata Colé Lô was submitting her research protocol on malaria, on Wednesday, in Accra (Ghana), at the second annual meeting of the Alliance for the Acceleration of Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

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MARCAD Program Director, Prof. Oumar Gaye, optimistic about malaria pre-elimination


It is possible to achieve malaria pre-elimination in the North and the Centre of Senegal by 2020, said Professor Oumar Gaye, Director of the Malaria Research Capacity Development in West and Central Africa (MARCAD) of the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar(UCAD), on Monday in Accra (Ghana).

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Malaria Centre Senegal Launch

Tuesday 14th March 2017, Dakar