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.
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.
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.
A young girl with malaria rests in the inpatient ward of a health centre in the South Sudan.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
Malaria nets are being used as fishing nets in some parts of Africa.
The simple use of a net intended to curb malaria by fishers has become a classic conservation problem.
Mosquitoes are repelled by chicken odours and will actively fly outside when they encounter them.
Anopheles arabiensis is the world's most common, malaria-carrying mosquito. Now it's emerged that chickens emit an odour that can repel the deadly insects.
A scientist at the University of Cape Town’s H3D drug discovery centre.
Scientists have discovered a second new compound that could eventually be developed into a medicine to help eradicate malaria.