Kenya has managed to reduce the number of malaria cases in parts of the country. But this, in turn, has led to immunity levels dropping.
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.
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.
Scientists have discovered a second new compound that could eventually be developed into a medicine to help eradicate malaria.
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.
Resistance to a commonly used antimalarial medication, Atovaquone, can’t spread to the general human population, a new research found.
New genetic technology could change the DNA of entire species to prevent them from spreading diseases.
Across the world scientists are trying to find a new drug that the malaria carrying parasite will struggle to develop a resistance to.