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South Africa has mobile malaria border surveillance units working with communities and in highly mobile migrant populations. Photo: Jaishree Raman

Malaria elimination: South Africa needs to regroup and refocus to get there

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.
Medicines, insecticides and nets may deliver short-term anti-malaria goals. Shutterstock

The warning lights are on for malaria medicines in Africa

Treatments for uncomplicated malaria remain mostly robust. But the arsenal against severe malaria and deaths is rapidly weakening. New options are urgently required.
Blood feeding female malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis. University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control

Malaria elimination in southern Africa? Possibly, but these gaps need attention

The countries share related populations, economies, ecologies and epidemiologies. This interconnectedness highlights challenges and opportunities for more effective malaria control across the region.
South Africa offers free malaria testing and treatment to anyone entering the country along shared borders. Jaishree Raman

The seven steps South Africa is taking to get it closer to eliminating malaria

The South African Malaria Control Programme is one of the few on the continent that is entirely funded by government. The stable source of funding has allowed for steady malaria control interventions.
David Julius, one of the two recipients of the 2021 medicine Nobel Prize, used the active component in chile peppers to study how the brain senses heat. Anton Eine/EyeEm via Getty Images

The 2021 Nobel Prize for medicine helps unravel mysteries about how the body senses temperature and pressure

The joint award recognizes the long road to deciphering the biology behind the brain’s ability to sense its surroundings – work that paves the way for a number of medical and biological breakthroughs.

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