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Africa needs new drugs to combat malaria

Africa needs new drugs to combat malaria | Health24

Scientists at the University of Cape Town’s drug discovery and development centre have discovered a second new compound that could eventually be developed into an antimalarial medicine.

Noticing that mosquitoes bite humans, but stay away from chickens, Ethiopian scientists are working on a new way to protect humans against malaria.

Chicken odour repulses mosquitoes | Health24

Noticing that mosquitoes bite humans, but stay away from chickens, Ethiopian scientists are working on a new way to protect humans against malaria.

Malaria-proof mosquito may soon be a reality

Malaria-proof mosquito may soon be a reality | Health24

Mosquitoes that are unable to transmit disease are 'on the horizon'. Already, a California laboratory has hatched mosquitoes incapable of transmitting malaria.

Gates invests £3 billion to eliminate malaria

Gates invests £3 billion to eliminate malaria | Health24

Britain's finance minister and tech billionaire Bill Gates unveiled a plan to spend billions to eradicate malaria, 'the world's deadliest killer'.

Limpopo reports rash of malaria cases

Limpopo reports rash of malaria cases | Health24

When Joyce Mudau began experiencing diarrhoea, weakness and dizzy spells, she was convinced she had contracted cholera, but she was actually suffering from malaria.

World's first malaria vaccine could be delayed by up to 5 years

UN and Bill Gates eradication of malaria could be met by 2040 | www.health24.com

Bill Gates and UN say malaria could be eradicated by 2040 | Health24

Getting rid of malaria could ultimately save 11 million lives and provide $2 trillion in economic benefits.

Good news: Malaria deaths fall by over half in 15 years |www.health24.com

Good news: Malaria deaths fall by over half in 15 years

Global malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of this century with malaria deaths worldwide have fallen by 60 percent since 2000.

One million Africans to catch malaria from newly-constructed dams |www.health24.com

One million Africans to catch malaria from newly-constructed dams | Health24

The building of over 80 new dams across sub-Saharan Africa is expected to cause over one million cases of malaria this year with people living near these dams at the greatest risk.

Cutting malaria cases by 90% |www.health24.com

How the world can cut malaria cases by 90% in the next 15 years | Health24

The combined efforts behind the World Health Organisation and Roll Back Malaria is finally paying off and we should see a 90% reduction by 2030 in malaria mortality rates and cases compared to 2015.

Europe approves the world's first malaria vaccine | www.health24.com

EU approves the world's first malaria vaccine | Health24

The world's first malaria vaccine, called Mosquirix, got a green light from the European Medicines Agency. who have recommended that it be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, but Ebola threatens to reverse some gains.

Remarkable drop in malaria death rates | Health24

Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, but Ebola threatens to reverse some gains.