The pandemic coincides with the long rainy season in Kenya. Rain increases mosquito breeding sites, vector density and thus transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.
The US president has reignited controversy over the use of malaria drugs to guard against COVID-19. But there is little reliable evidence so far that this tactic is safe or effective.
On this continent, a child dies from malaria every two minutes. This is an unacceptable reality for a treatable and preventable disease.
If not addressed, there will be many more deaths from malaria and other diseases, indirectly linked to COVID-19 disruptions.
With recent calls for their use in combating COVID-19, there are concerns that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine might become unavailable to people who need them.
Some of the false claims about coronavirus may be harmless. But others can be potentially dangerous.
To battle the coronavirus, strong regulatory protection from the FDA is essential.
Women must be included at decision making levels to advise on development, designing, delivery and implementation of tools that target health issues that affect them especially malaria.
In some communities, over a quarter of the children were misclassified as iron replete whereas they were iron deficient.
Prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment in which mosquitoes breed. This increases the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
There are more effective ways to give the tuberculosis vaccine.
Bioinformatics can be applied to a range of problems, such as understanding the genome sequence of organisms or coming up with new drugs.
Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
Global health researchers, funders and journals are not walking the talk on equity, diversity and inclusion.
The aim is to discover, develop and facilitate delivery of anti-malarial medicines to help tackle the burden of malaria in endemic countries and support malaria eradication.
There are three classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans. Here's what you need to know.
Genetically modified mosquitoes were released in Brazil in an attempt to halt the spread of dengue fever by reducing the mosquito population.
Climate change is anticipated to cause a rise in the incidence of several diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
There's a big market for new treatments for TB, malaria and other ailments. But most of these diseases afflict low-income people unable to pay for medicine.