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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.
Fighting hidden hunger with promising new approach

Fighting hidden hunger with promising new approach

NIH offers $377,971 grant to develop disposable HIV-1 viral load microchip

NIH offers $377,971 grant to develop disposable HIV-1 viral load microchip

Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV

Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV

Three signs of real progress against sickle cell disease

Three signs of real progress against sickle cell disease

Online shopping interventions could help customers make healthier choices

Online shopping interventions could help customers make healthier choices

Engineers crack the code to quickly diagnose anti-malarial drug resistance

Engineers crack the code to quickly diagnose anti-malarial drug resistance

New assay uses a drop of blood to detect patients' resistance to antimalarial drugs

New assay uses a drop of blood to detect patients' resistance to antimalarial drugs

Human liver cell protein aids development of malaria parasite, study finds

Human liver cell protein aids development of malaria parasite, study finds

Malaria drug may help those with hereditary hearing loss finds study

Malaria drug may help those with hereditary hearing loss finds study

Doctors urge hospitals to reconsider the type of fluids used to treat children with sepsis

Doctors urge hospitals to reconsider the type of fluids used to treat children with sepsis

Proteasome inhibitors show potential for combating multidrug-resistant malaria

Proteasome inhibitors show potential for combating multidrug-resistant malaria

GM fungus kills 99% of mosquitoes in Malaria-endemic region of Africa

GM fungus kills 99% of mosquitoes in Malaria-endemic region of Africa

New diagnostic tool helps develop improved RDTs and support public health surveillance

New diagnostic tool helps develop improved RDTs and support public health surveillance

IVI and MCRI to coordinate global push for developing vaccine against Strep A bacteria

IVI and MCRI to coordinate global push for developing vaccine against Strep A bacteria

Mites and ticks are part of the same evolutionary line, research shows

Mites and ticks are part of the same evolutionary line, research shows

Malaria free status for Algeria and Argentina

Malaria free status for Algeria and Argentina

Study explains most effective actions to control dispersal of mosquitofish in water ecosystems

Study explains most effective actions to control dispersal of mosquitofish in water ecosystems

Tips to stay safe and well when temperatures soar

Tips to stay safe and well when temperatures soar

Southern Research team aims to discover new, safer antimalarial medicines

Southern Research team aims to discover new, safer antimalarial medicines

Marine natural compounds could be potential treatments for triple negative breast cancer

Marine natural compounds could be potential treatments for triple negative breast cancer