Vaccine manufacturing doesn’t come cheap. It depends heavily on support from developed countries. It also requires much more than relaxing intellectual property rights and a desire for vaccine equity.
Evolutionary medicine uses our ancestral history to explain disease prevalence and inform care for conditions like Type 2 diabetes. It also challenges the bio-ethnocentrism of western medicine.
There is a chemical skin surface difference between individuals who perceived themselves as being attractive for mosquitoes and those that weren’t.
This project may help to eradicate malaria by developing new technologies to prevent mosquitoes from biting people when they are outdoors.
Nigeria must invest more in research and incorporate World Health Organisation-recommended interventions to eliminate malaria.
The R21 vaccine protected three-quarters of children against malaria in trials.
We have two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines so far. But what else can this technology do?
Communication about malaria areas and treatments is crucial so that people are aware of risks.
An out-of-control COVID epidemic in PNG would be a humanitarian and economic disaster for the nation itself, and a grave threat to the region.
Southern African Development Community countries are very connected. Highly mobile and migrant populations frequently cross borders, posing significant challenges to reaching a malaria-free region.
Genetic diversity of a parasite population might help us watch for drug-resistant parasites.
This invasive mosquito thrives in the type of habitat commonly found in urban areas. This means that malaria could become more prevalent in African cities.
As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it’s not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it’s usually here to stay.
Malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS are regarded as the ‘big three’ infectious diseases. This is where scientists are at in their efforts to find a vaccine for each one.
A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
We modelled surface water across Africa to show which parts of the continent are climatically-suitable for malaria – and how this will change.
With all the attention focussed on combating the spread of COVID-19 it’s easy to forget the other health challenges that could affect us all.
Gene drive guarantees that a trait will be passed to the next generation. But should society use this tool to control insect populations?
Currently, there is no evidence that this highly effective antimalarial can treat COVID-19 – and the threat of drug resistance should deter us from using it indiscriminately.
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.