With so many microbes capable of hijacking and destroying us, how are we, as a species, still enduring?
Here we explore our past and present struggles with the most significant infectious diseases human beings have faced.
Almost one-third of human disease requires surgery, but most of those people who need surgery are not getting it. Here's why we need to make surgery more accessible.
Human alteration of the natural environment will make malaria increasingly difficult to control in the years to come.
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Genetic analysis is getting cheaper and can provide real-time surveillance of drug resistance.
Malaria has long menaced the world, but gains have occurred. Those efforts could now be stymied by budget cuts, however. Here's how a disease that knows no borders could widen its deadly reach.
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
Mosquitoes are controlled by insecticide treated nets to curb the spread of Malaria. The nets which are hung over beds can be reused after serving its purpose.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
There's a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
How do you teach empathy? Can it be in a way that foregrounds ancient, indigenous knowledge and practices? Design thinking might hold the answers.
The proposed foreign aid cuts by US President Donald Trump will have a devastating impact on healthcare in Africa.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
The link between taking iron supplements and the increased risk of contracting malaria is a complex one.
As East Africa becomes warmer, the threat of climate sensitive diseases such as malaria, Rift Valley Fever and cholera is increasing.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller's diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
There's a growing body of evidence that shows we could be doing more for the close to billion children at risk of intestinal worms. We simply cannot afford to ignore it.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic drug that kills a wide, weird and wonderful range of bugs that are often difficult to treat with other antibiotics.