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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.
Academy of Medical Sciences announces new UK-India scheme to address challenge of AMR

Academy of Medical Sciences announces new UK-India scheme to address challenge of AMR

Ebola vaccine that provides a year’s worth of protection developed

Ebola vaccine that provides a year’s worth of protection developed

New research reveals negative consequences of coffee cultivation in Uganda

New research reveals negative consequences of coffee cultivation in Uganda

Researchers develop novel blood analyzer to improve anemia detection

Researchers develop novel blood analyzer to improve anemia detection

GM mosquitoes can have altered microbiota that suppresses human malaria-causing parasites

GM mosquitoes can have altered microbiota that suppresses human malaria-causing parasites

Northumbria researcher develops new, faster and safer way to diagnose Ebola virus

Northumbria researcher develops new, faster and safer way to diagnose Ebola virus

Metabolism can impact host's susceptibility to develop malaria

Metabolism can impact host's susceptibility to develop malaria

Employees exposed to sexual harassment may develop more severe depressive symptoms

Employees exposed to sexual harassment may develop more severe depressive symptoms

“Super malaria” resistant to standard medications in South East Asia

“Super malaria” resistant to standard medications in South East Asia

Researchers receive $11.5 million program project grant to eliminate drug resistant malaria

Researchers receive $11.5 million program project grant to eliminate drug resistant malaria

Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cells

Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cells

Global Burden of Disease study reveals latest findings on state of world’s health

Global Burden of Disease study reveals latest findings on state of world’s health

Carbohydrates on surface of malaria parasites could be key to effective vaccine

Carbohydrates on surface of malaria parasites could be key to effective vaccine

Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaks

Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaks

JWARG begins study to identify suspected severe infectious diseases in West Africa

JWARG begins study to identify suspected severe infectious diseases in West Africa

Tulane University researchers develop new drug effective against malaria

Tulane University researchers develop new drug effective against malaria

Research shows new method for rapidly producing antimalarial drug at industrial scale

Research shows new method for rapidly producing antimalarial drug at industrial scale

Novel compounds found to be highly effective in preventing transmission of malaria parasites

Novel compounds found to be highly effective in preventing transmission of malaria parasites

Sodium channels play important role in keeping tiny lung capillaries from leaking, worsening pneumonia

Sodium channels play important role in keeping tiny lung capillaries from leaking, worsening pneumonia

Molecular analysis confirms zoonotic transmission of malaria in Atlantic Forest area in southern Brazil

Molecular analysis confirms zoonotic transmission of malaria in Atlantic Forest area in southern Brazil