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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.
Researchers develop breakthrough in marine sponge cell culture

Researchers develop breakthrough in marine sponge cell culture

Novel microscope optimizes illumination to improve diagnosis

Novel microscope optimizes illumination to improve diagnosis

Malaria research advances immunotherapy in lupus, HIV

Malaria research advances immunotherapy in lupus, HIV

Certain traditional soup broths possess antimalarial properties

Certain traditional soup broths possess antimalarial properties

WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

CSU awarded $1.2 million subcontract to accelerate tuberculosis vaccine development

CSU awarded $1.2 million subcontract to accelerate tuberculosis vaccine development

Access to mobile phone location data can help understand spread of vector-borne diseases

Access to mobile phone location data can help understand spread of vector-borne diseases

Altering malarial parasite genes to prevent malaria

Altering malarial parasite genes to prevent malaria

Researchers take major step towards developing a viable vaccine for malaria

Researchers take major step towards developing a viable vaccine for malaria

Novartis announces strategy to broaden patient reach and availability of medicines in sub-Saharan Africa

Novartis announces strategy to broaden patient reach and availability of medicines in sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists move closer towards developing an effective malaria vaccine

Scientists move closer towards developing an effective malaria vaccine

Autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells may cause anemia in malaria patients

Autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells may cause anemia in malaria patients

A child died from Pneumonia every 39 seconds last year, poorest families most affected

A child died from Pneumonia every 39 seconds last year, poorest families most affected

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

New vaccine strategy shows promise against HIV

New vaccine strategy shows promise against HIV

Intergenerational cooperation is the center of humans' demographic success

Intergenerational cooperation is the center of humans' demographic success

Malaria parasite with Quinoline drug investigated in-vivo

Malaria parasite with Quinoline drug investigated in-vivo

Risky strategy allows malaria parasite to quickly respond to unpredictable changes

Risky strategy allows malaria parasite to quickly respond to unpredictable changes

Researchers describe how malaria parasites prepare blueprint to attack humans

Researchers describe how malaria parasites prepare blueprint to attack humans