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Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium - when infected mosquitoes bite the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells. Even though this potentially fatal disease can be prevented and cured, each year 350-500 million cases of malaria still occur worldwide, and over one million people die, most of them young children in Africa south of the Sahara, where one in every five (20%) childhood deaths is due to the effects of the disease.

Malaria is so common in Africa because a lack of resources and political instability have prevented the building of solid malaria control programs. Experts say an African child has on average between 1.6 and 5.4 episodes of malaria fever each year and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) as many as half of the world's population are at risk of malaria mainly in the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries and every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
Drug-like molecule appears to interfere with inflammatory response in variety of diseases

Drug-like molecule appears to interfere with inflammatory response in variety of diseases

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

UBC researchers develop method to quickly and sensitively assess malaria progression

UBC researchers develop method to quickly and sensitively assess malaria progression

UM SOM researchers to study adaptive immune responses of infants with HIV exposure in utero

UM SOM researchers to study adaptive immune responses of infants with HIV exposure in utero

Mathematical modeling can guide design and distribution of genetically modified genes

Mathematical modeling can guide design and distribution of genetically modified genes

Knauer to present the Humanity in Science Award 2017

Knauer to present the Humanity in Science Award 2017

DKFZ scientists reveal how cancer cells suppress immune system to spread and multiply

DKFZ scientists reveal how cancer cells suppress immune system to spread and multiply

New study provides insight into impact of pediatric cancer across sub-Saharan Africa

New study provides insight into impact of pediatric cancer across sub-Saharan Africa

Malaria already widespread on Sardinia in the Roman period, research shows

Malaria already widespread on Sardinia in the Roman period, research shows

New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated

New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated

Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications

Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications

Researchers understand how to prevent severe weight loss in cancer patients

Researchers understand how to prevent severe weight loss in cancer patients

LSTM researchers receive £6.4 million to develop evidence-based solutions for vector control

LSTM researchers receive £6.4 million to develop evidence-based solutions for vector control

WHO alerts countries to increasing trend of HIV drug resistance

WHO alerts countries to increasing trend of HIV drug resistance

20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in California

20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in California

Decline in malaria elimination funding may increase risk of disease resurgences

Decline in malaria elimination funding may increase risk of disease resurgences

New framework analyzes ecological, economic and epidemiological factors of rural poverty

New framework analyzes ecological, economic and epidemiological factors of rural poverty

BASF unveils breakthrough insecticide for malaria control

BASF unveils breakthrough insecticide for malaria control

IVCC announces major step forward in battle against mosquito insecticide resistance

IVCC announces major step forward in battle against mosquito insecticide resistance

Prince Harry, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organize roundtable to address needs of youth with HIV/AIDS

Prince Harry, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organize roundtable to address needs of youth with HIV/AIDS