Jharkhand  /  Published 30.06.20

Survey launch to fight malaria

Jharkhand will hold its first entomological survey from July as a part of its effort to make the state malaria free by 2027 with the findings enabling the use of effective vector control measures in h...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Amid Covid, Odisha keeps an eye on malaria

Odisha has decided to work on a two-pronged strategy to keep malaria at bay at a time the state government is busy fighting the Covid-19 pandemic with 2,388 cases and seven deaths.The government is pl...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.20

New hope

Sir — It is interesting that researchers in Kenya have reportedly discovered a microbe that could provide a safe way to fight malaria and prevent its spread. This is of particular importance because...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 11.04.20

‘Game-changer’ drug proof elusive

US President Donald Trump has been aggressively promoting malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a “game-changer” in treatment of Covid-19. But evidence the medicine works against the virus is scanty....
By in

India  /  Published 01.04.20

Anti-malaria drug in revised guidelines

India’s health ministry has revised the national treatment guidelines for severely or critically ill coronavirus patients, introducing a combination of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine and the a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 01.01.20

A New Year tea party, but with a cause

People of a village in Tinsukia district of Upper Assam have vowed to launch “No mosquitoes, no malaria mission” through cleanliness drives round the year. The villagers of Beesakopie gaon on Wedn...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Books  /  Published 26.08.19

Death and the mosquito in modern literary works

Dear reader, have you stopped shivering yet? Perhaps not. For only six days have passed since World Mosquito Day, an occasion when Calcutta and many other habitats around the world are forced to ackno...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

World  /  Published 24.04.19

Malawi becomes 1st nation to immunise kids against malaria

The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunising children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.Alth...
By AP in London

World  /  Published 09.04.19

David Beckham issues malaria plea in Hindi

Villagers in the deepest interior of India might be puzzled to discover David Beckham uttering a few words in perfect Hindi — but, no, he is not pitching into India’s general election.Instead, the...
By Amit Roy in London

Health  /  Published 06.04.19

Food: Our frenemy

As we step into another year of celebrating World Health Day, we can be proud of how we have been able to combat diseases such as malaria and polio. However, the issue of conquering lifestyle diseases...
By Shikha Prakash in


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