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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.
Global climate is changing rapidly. This has a range of public health implications. CDC/ James Gathany

Climate change affects mosquito behaviour. This may make it harder to end malaria in South Africa

As the Earth warms up the malaria vector will develop faster, allowing them to breed faster, bite more frequently and expand into formerly unsuitable habitats.

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