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A three-year-old girl under a mosquito net in Mukuli, western Kenya. She had received all four doses of RTS,S, the world’s first malaria vaccine. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Two new malaria vaccines are being rolled out across Africa: how they work and what they promise

Forty million children are born in malaria areas across Africa each year. Two new vaccines are important weapons in the fight against the disease.
Acinetobacter baumannii is a multidrug-resistant pathogen. GettyImages

Antimicrobial resistance is a silent killer that leads to 5 million deaths a year. Solutions must include the poor

Antimicrobial resistance is an epidemic that kills close to 5 million people annually. The solutions are complex and must take into account the needs of the poor.
A factory producing insecticidal bed nets in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo by Charles Ommanney/Getty Images

Hope is on the horizon for a malaria-free Africa

There have been disruptions. But national malaria control programmes have shown impressive resilience.

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