There are many reasons that malaria is so persistent in Africa. Four of them are poverty, human movement, resistance and climate change.
The spread of this urban malaria vector species threatens the gains made against malaria and the achievement of malaria elimination.
Artificial lights could trick malaria-transmitting mosquito species that feed nocturnally into behaving as if it’s daytime.
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.
Like the coronavirus causing the current pandemic, both the malaria parasite and mosquito vector are developing ways to avoid control.
A combination of herbs in Nigeria should be evaluated further as it offers potential to treat malaria, which is endemic in the country.
The countries share related populations, economies, ecologies and epidemiologies. This interconnectedness highlights challenges and opportunities for more effective malaria control across the region.
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.
Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. So why has it taken so long to get a vaccine?
Nigeria must invest more in research and incorporate World Health Organisation-recommended interventions to eliminate malaria.
Genetic diversity of a parasite population might help us watch for drug-resistant parasites.
We modelled surface water across Africa to show which parts of the continent are climatically-suitable for malaria – and how this will change.
Mosquitoes that had Microsporidia MB - a tiny parasitic fungus - never became infected with malaria.
The fight against malaria needs scientific innovation. But community buy-in is just as important.
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.
Cuban doctors have specific expertise in dealing with diseases like malaria which remains a major problem in Kenya.
A novel mosquito repellent has been found to have a longer lifespan than those commercially available.
Baringo county and other areas on the western side of Kenya are struggling to reduce their seasonal malaria caseloads.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.