About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Integrated Approach to Fight Malaria: Experts

by Rajashri on August 8, 2008 at 5:01 PM
Font : A-A+

 Integrated Approach to Fight Malaria: Experts

A team of researchers has said that achieving success in the global fight against malaria may require a concurrent attack on the world's most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Peter J. Hotez and David H. Molyneux said that concentrating efforts on malaria alone is unlikely to sustain malaria control or achieve its eradication.

Advertisement

They suggested an integrated approach, linking malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

"In Sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 90 per cent of malaria deaths occur, children and pregnant women are simultaneously infected with both malaria and a group of other parasitic diseases, known as the neglected tropical diseases," Environmental News Network quoted the researchers as saying.
Advertisement

Together, malaria and the seven most common NTDs cause two million deaths a year.

Anaemia is often caused by malaria and NTD co-infection, accounting for up to half of malaria deaths in young children.

Hotez and Molyneux say that given the geographical overlap of malaria and NTDs, joint programmes for control are a viable option that is 'too great for us to ignore'.

The researchers point out that parallel efforts are necessary both to strengthen Africa's health systems, and to address the lack of access to essential medicines and long-lasting insecticide-treated nets.

They believe that this integrated approach can have a significant impact on the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals.

The study is published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Source: ANI
RAS/M
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Fermented Skin Care
Television Binge-Watching May Boost the Risk of Deadly Blood Clots
Western Diet may Augment the Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Malaria - Waterborne
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about About Malaria Causes...
Mosquito Diseases
Mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria, filaria, dengue, etc are common in places conducive of ......
Waterborne Disease - Animation
Interactive section of Medindia gives details regarding waterborne disease...
Malawi Launches Anti-malaria Drive by Distributing One Million Free Nets
Malawi, one of Africa's poorest nations, launched a nationwide anti-malaria campaign Friday by ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
CONSULT A DOCTOR
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)