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.
Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. So why has it taken so long to get a vaccine?
The WHO and the manufacturers of the vaccine will be rallying countries, particularly those with high malaria burdens, to adopt the vaccine.
But the vaccine isn’t perfect. So we’ll still need mosquito nets and insecticides too.
Nigeria must invest more in research and incorporate World Health Organisation-recommended interventions to eliminate malaria.
We have two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines so far. But what else can this technology do?
Genetic diversity of a parasite population might help us watch for drug-resistant parasites.
Coronavirus is a stark reminder of what a world without vaccines would look like.
Deliberately infecting people with a disease-causing agent as part of carefully considered medical research can be ethically acceptable or even necessary.
Given the high burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a partially effective vaccine is considered better than none.
Researchers have tried unsuccessfully for decades to develop a malaria vaccine. Now a new approach, showing promise in mice, suggests it is possible to block mosquitoes from spreading the disease.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.
Baringo county and other areas on the western side of Kenya are struggling to reduce their seasonal malaria caseloads.
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.
Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions.
The link between taking iron supplements and the increased risk of contracting malaria is a complex one.
The irritating buzz that rings in your ear in the dead of the night comes from an insect barely traceable with your naked eye. Here are a few facts worth knowing about the mosquito.
Across the world scientists are trying to find a new drug that the malaria carrying parasite will struggle to develop a resistance to.
Several countries within southern Africa are on the brink of eliminating malaria. But there are several challenges ahead.
As the World Health Organisation disbands the Roll Back Malaria secretariat, the focus is on the new malaria programme and whether it will have the same successes.