Malaria

 
Striving for a malaria-free Africa
Striving for a malaria-free Africa
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) is proof that dynamite comes in small packages. Not only does the...
Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing
Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing
It took several days, and several blood tests, before someone figured out what was wrong with Brian Gitta. The Ugandan engineer, now 25, had...
Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling
Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling
Humans are partial to bad news. Media outlets reflect and shape this preference, feeding us woe and panic. Long, slow, positive trends don’t make...
If we keep our eye on the ball, we can stop malaria
If we keep our eye on the ball, we can stop malaria
The day I first got involved in the fight to end one of the world’s oldest diseases, the best part of a decade ago, isn’t something I’ll...
Is Nigeria really home to almost one in four of the world's malaria cases?
Is Nigeria really home to almost one in four of the world's malaria cases?
In recent years, major insecticide brand Mortein is highly visible in anti-malaria campaigns in Nigeria. It often 
Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos
Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos
Mosquito traps that smell like stinky feet are luring blood-seeking mosquitoes away from their human prey and to...
Malaria has been beaten back – but children are still dying
Malaria has been beaten back – but children are still dying
In 15 years malaria deaths in Africa have more than halved – and deaths among children younger than five have declined by more than 70%.
Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria
Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria
The relatively unknown mosquito-borne illness, Zika, is causing controversy around the globe, but another devastating disease – carried by the same...
[Video]Mobile tech: A malaria-fighting secret weapon for Africa?
[Video]Mobile tech: A malaria-fighting secret weapon for Africa?
Is mobile technology the malaria-fighting secret weapon Africa’s been waiting for?
Malaria deaths halved since 2000
Malaria deaths halved since 2000
The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in West Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak,...
Malaria gets its own barcode
Malaria gets its own barcode
Scientists have developed a genetic barcode that could help to track the emergence of drug-resistant malaria strains.

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