Insecticide resistance is a growing threat to malaria control efforts globally. It is, thus, important to keep a close eye on vector mosquito populations in affected areas.
South Africa is one of the few malaria-endemic countries in Africa that did not see a major upsurge in malaria cases caused by COVID-related disruptions.
New research quantifies the link between agricultural practices and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.
What we call mosquitoes are actually 3500 different types of insects, and they all behave differently.
Treatments for uncomplicated malaria remain mostly robust. But the arsenal against severe malaria and deaths is rapidly weakening. New options are urgently required.
Like the coronavirus causing the current pandemic, both the malaria parasite and mosquito vector are developing ways to avoid control.
A combination of herbs in Nigeria should be evaluated further as it offers potential to treat malaria, which is endemic in the country.
The successful development of an effective vaccine against the deadliest form of malaria that is most common in sub-Saharan Africa is indeed a major achievement.
The WHO and the manufacturers of the vaccine will be rallying countries, particularly those with high malaria burdens, to adopt the vaccine.