Most malaria cases and deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
After an exceptional period of success in global malaria control, the progress has stalled. New strategies are needed to suit a variety of transmission patterns.
Makame Makame from the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Programme holds one of the drones used to map malaria vectors.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
Irrigated fields, like these in Nigeria, increase the risk of workers getting malaria.
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Health investments raise worker productivity, but firms may not observe changes in worker effort. Technology that measures physical activity demonstrates these potential gains.
Changes in climatic conditions have led to an increase in malaria in East Africa.
Malaria is a major public health problem that affects 106 countries globally. A rigorous and systematic approach to predict and control malaria transmission is needed.
The prevalence of malaria infection in sub-Saharan Africa today is at the lowest point since 1900.
The history of malaria prevalence in Africa is a long term cycle of highs and lows. However, there's been little change in the high transmission belt that covers parts of West and Central Africa.
QuRapID can find Ebola in a drop of blood in just over an hour.
The death of a young Italian girl from cerebral malaria has scientists scratching their heads.
Wondering why the Good Lord gave Culicoides impunctatus to Scotland? This might be the best answer yet.
A malaria vaccine will be piloted in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to assess its suitability.
Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions.
New World Health Organisation Director-General De Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
The Bubonic plague slowed urbanisation, industrial development and economic growth in Europe for many years.
Despite being so small they can't be seen with the naked eye, pathogens that cause human disease have greatly affected the way humans live for centuries.
It’s the ability of our immune system to remember past infections, and pass this memory on to our kids, that allows us to survive infectious diseases.
With so many microbes capable of hijacking and destroying us, how are we, as a species, still enduring?
Spanish flu killed more people than the Great War that preceded it. And tuberculosis even more than that.
Here we explore our past and present struggles with four of the most significant infectious diseases human beings have faced, and some of the progress we've made in prevention and treatment.
Boston Children's Hospital
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.
Stumps on the valley caused by deforestation can aid the spread of Malaria.
Human alteration of the natural environment will make malaria increasingly difficult to control in the years to come.
Community health workers like these visit patients’ homes in Malawi to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation–Malawi/Chris Cox
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.
Mosquitoes could expand their reach if money for climate change research is cut.
Centers for Disease Control.
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.
A second Malaria causing mosquito has been discovered in South Africa .
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.