Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
Innovations targeted at mosquito control are good but should not draw focus away from the tried and tested public health measures to control mosquito-borne diseases.
New genetic technology could change the DNA of entire species to prevent them from spreading diseases.
The irritating buzz that rings in your ear in the dead of the night comes from an insect barely traceable with your naked eye. Here are a few facts worth knowing about the mosquito.
Across the world scientists are trying to find a new drug that the malaria carrying parasite will struggle to develop a resistance to.
Several countries within southern Africa are on the brink of eliminating malaria. But there are several challenges ahead.