Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. So why has it taken so long to get a vaccine?
Nigeria must invest more in research and incorporate World Health Organisation-recommended interventions to eliminate malaria.
Genetic diversity of a parasite population might help us watch for drug-resistant parasites.
We modelled surface water across Africa to show which parts of the continent are climatically-suitable for malaria – and how this will change.
Mosquitoes that had Microsporidia MB - a tiny parasitic fungus - never became infected with malaria.
The fight against malaria needs scientific innovation. But community buy-in is just as important.
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.
Cuban doctors have specific expertise in dealing with diseases like malaria which remains a major problem in Kenya.
A novel mosquito repellent has been found to have a longer lifespan than those commercially available.
Baringo county and other areas on the western side of Kenya are struggling to reduce their seasonal malaria caseloads.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
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.
When there are two malaria prevention interventions available people don’t take an either or approach – they consider that the two interventions are complementary.
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.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
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 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.
Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions.