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By: Mozzie the Mosquito

Malaria in the Media: July 2020

July 27, 2020
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Hi, I’m Mozzie the Mosquito!

I’ll be leading a new segment from Nothing But Nets – Malaria in the Media. Each month, I’ll compile the latest buzz in the malaria world and fly it straight to you.

Now I know what you’re thinking – why would a deadly anopheles mosquito like you spread awareness of the fight against malaria? Over the years, I’ve gotten a pretty bad rap from the Nothing But Nets team but deep down, my dream is that one day humans and mosquitoes can coexist without the threat of malaria.

….or it could be that I’m actually a double agent looking to climb the ranks at Nothing But Nets and sabotage the tremendous progress they’ve made against malaria.

I guess you’ll have to stay tuned to find out!

Flattening the malaria and COVID-19 curves

by the Hill

Co-authored by Nothing But Nets’ Executive Director, Margaret Reilly McDonnell, this article examines the historical impact of the President’s Malaria Initiative and the ripple effects of sustained malaria programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here.

A Lost Boy Teaches A Lesson For The Pandemic: How To Be Resilient

by NPR

In the time of COVID-19, NPR’s Malaka Gharib wondered how people who’ve endured great hardship got through their most difficult times. Two Nothing But Nets champions – Manyang Reath Kher and Sifa Ndusha – share their stories and advice on how they pushed through their most trying times. Click here.

Malaria ‘completely stopped’ by microbe

by BBC

Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria. The team in Kenya and the UK say the finding has ‘enormous potential’ to control the disease. The researchers are now investigating whether they can release infected mosquitoes into the wild, or use spores to suppress the disease. Click here.

COVID-19 Ripple Effect May Raise HIV, TB and Malaria Death Tolls

by Voice of America

COVID-19 has already disrupted 85% of HIV programs, 78% of tuberculosis projects and 73% of malaria programs administered by the Global Fund, a $4 billion public-private partnership aimed at fighting these diseases. Click here.

That’s all for this month! Check back in August for the latest buzz and click here to get this emailed directly to your inbox each month.

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