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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.
Combination therapy shows high efficacy in treating people with leishmaniasis and HIV

Combination therapy shows high efficacy in treating people with leishmaniasis and HIV

Anti-vaccination movement one of the top health threats in 2019 says WHO

Anti-vaccination movement one of the top health threats in 2019 says WHO

New research detects mosquito known to transmit malaria for the first time in Ethiopia

New research detects mosquito known to transmit malaria for the first time in Ethiopia

Scientists take another step in understanding bacteria that cause Salmonella epidemic

Scientists take another step in understanding bacteria that cause Salmonella epidemic

Lupus Research Alliance announces research awards to accelerate development of new therapies

Lupus Research Alliance announces research awards to accelerate development of new therapies

Parasites from children with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains, shows research

Parasites from children with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains, shows research

New technique helps measure concentration of insecticides on surface of mosquito nets

New technique helps measure concentration of insecticides on surface of mosquito nets

ERADA launches first diagnostic saliva test for malaria

ERADA launches first diagnostic saliva test for malaria

Novel ferrocenyl phosphines developed as potent antimalarial drugs

Novel ferrocenyl phosphines developed as potent antimalarial drugs

Study finds significant use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa

Study finds significant use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection device

"Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection device

Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV

Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV

New ingestible capsule can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology

New ingestible capsule can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology

Baculovirus virion completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in mouse model

Baculovirus virion completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in mouse model

Age and gender disparities found in use of bed nets to prevent malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Age and gender disparities found in use of bed nets to prevent malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers uncover a number of previously unknown insecticide resistance mechanisms

Researchers uncover a number of previously unknown insecticide resistance mechanisms

Researchers develop biotechnological tool to produce antifungal proteins in plants

Researchers develop biotechnological tool to produce antifungal proteins in plants

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

Daily hydroxyurea treatment may bring some relief for African children with sickle cell anemia

Daily hydroxyurea treatment may bring some relief for African children with sickle cell anemia

New Cochrane review assesses efficacy of pyrethroid-PBO nets for preventing malaria in Africa

New Cochrane review assesses efficacy of pyrethroid-PBO nets for preventing malaria in Africa