An employee in Nantong, China, checks the production of chloroquine phosphate, an old drug for the treatment of malaria.
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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.
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.
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.
Millions of mosquito bed nets have been distributed in Africa.
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.
Medicinal plants are a potential source of medicine to treat malaria.
There's a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
Pathogens like malaria get inside our cells - so an antibiotic to combat them needs to as well.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic drug that kills a wide, weird and wonderful range of bugs that are often difficult to treat with other antibiotics.
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.
In Africa, over-treatment happens when a person who has malaria symptoms gets medication without a test.
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Despite tests which rapidly test for malaria being around for several years, overtreatment of malarial drugs still takes place in Africa.
Scientists found that malaria parasites resistant to antimalarial Atovaquone cannot survive inside their mosquito host.
Resistance to a commonly used antimalarial medication, Atovaquone, can’t spread to the general human population, a new research found.
Harvesting Artemisia annua.
Tu Youyou sifted through 2,000 ancient herbal remedies to develop a drug that now treats hundreds of millions of people a year.
1964 poster: ‘Prevent Malaria and Take Care of People’s Health.’
Painted by Wu Hao 吴昊
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One child dies every minute from Malaria in Africa.
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