Treatments for uncomplicated malaria remain mostly robust. But the arsenal against severe malaria and deaths is rapidly weakening. New options are urgently required.
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.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
Kenya has managed to reduce the number of malaria cases in parts of the country. But this, in turn, has led to immunity levels dropping.
Malaria is a major public health problem that affects 106 countries globally. A rigorous and systematic approach to predict and control malaria transmission is needed.
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.
Scientists have discovered a second new compound that could eventually be developed into a medicine to help eradicate malaria.
Innovations targeted at mosquito control are good but should not draw focus away from the tried and tested public health measures to control mosquito-borne diseases.
Resistance to a commonly used antimalarial medication, Atovaquone, can’t spread to the general human population, a new research found.
New genetic technology could change the DNA of entire species to prevent them from spreading diseases.
Across the world scientists are trying to find a new drug that the malaria carrying parasite will struggle to develop a resistance to.