Malaria remains a significant global health issue, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, which bears the brunt of the disease.
This post will delve into the latest on malaria and its global impact, the concern regarding treatment resistance, and the progress made in developing vaccines to combat this devastating disease.
In 2020, the estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 627,000. Over 75% of these deaths were in children and malaria remains one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa. In October this year, the WHO approved the first malaria vaccine for widespread use across regions in which malaria is endemic.
It is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 18-24 November 2021. This years theme is ‘Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance’. This MedShr open article takes a look a where we are with combating antimicrobial resistance globally and outlines what you can be doing to tackle it within your community.
This year, World Sight Day will take place on October 14, 2021 with the theme: Love Your Eyes. Read about the latest commission on Global eye health by the lancet and how MedShr is helping to prevent eye disease globally.