Invasive mosquito species could bring more malaria to Africa’s urban areas
Posted on October 19, 2020
A species of mosquito that can carry malaria – known as Anopheles stephensi – has invaded eastern Africa and is quickly moving across the region. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Jeremy Herren and Clifford Mutero to provide insights into why this invasion is...
Community of Practice in Evaluating Malaria Control Interventions at UP goes beyond expectations with renewal for second round of funding
Posted on September 23, 2020
The University of Pretoria's (UP) first Community of Practice (CoP) focusing on eliminating malaria, hosted in the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), has been renewed for a second round of funding. Through the CoP initiative, the National Research Foundation (NRF) provides...
#UPWomen Researchers help to eliminate malaria while empowering others
Posted on August 28, 2020
The UP ISMC has three research clusters, namely Human Health, Parasite Control and Vector Control, each with strong #UPWomen researchers helping to eliminate malaria in South Africa and Africa while simultaneously building capacity in the malaria space and empowering women in affected communities.
WORLD MOSQUITO DAY: UP malaria expert on the tiny animal that strikes fear in the heart of man
Posted on August 20, 2020
Mosquitoes are found virtually anywhere on Earth. They are annoying with their itchy bites and incessant buzzing at the most untimely moments, but there is more to them than the nuisance factor.
World Malaria Day: UP expert on keeping up the fight against malaria amid COVID-19
Posted on April 24, 2020
Malaria remains a major public health concern globally and, despite COVID-19-related challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed that malaria services continue as usual. In light of World Malaria Day on 25 April, it is worth emphasising the need to continue to address the burden...
‘Malaria is a silent killer, but it is preventable and treatable,’ says UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control
Posted on November 06, 2019
Globally, 3.2 billion people are at risk of malaria worldwide. Malaria sees no class, colour or creed! Many do not know that malaria can present itself with flu-like symptoms, and it can be contracted by a single mosquito bite. Malaria is a silent killer.
UP and French researchers intensify malaria research programme in Limpopo
Posted on September 18, 2019
Approximately half of the world's population is at risk of contracting malaria, but 90% of malaria cases and deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Around 78% of these deaths occur among children under the age of five.
Master’s student in biochemistry wins award for best oral presentation
Posted on September 03, 2019
Masego Dilebo, a master’s student in biochemistry at the University of Pretoria, recently won an award for the best oral presentation at the 5th Annual Malaria Research Conference.