Why Cuban doctors in Kenya don't deserve the treatment they're getting

Cuban medical missions abroad are perhaps one of the most significant legacies of the 1959 Cuban Revolution...

By Rich Warner 13 Jul 2018

New partnership to boost drug discovery for malaria, TB and more in Africa

A new international partnership has committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years...

29 Jun 2018

Malaria testing device wins top prize for young Ugandan

When no less than three blood tests failed to diagnose his malaria, Brian Gitta decided to come up with a better option...

21 Jun 2018

Release of sterile mosquitoes a "publicity stunt"

Although the long-term underlying intention is reduce malaria in Africa, the release of genetically modified (GM) "male-sterile" mosquitoes in Burkina Faso this year by the Target Malaria research consortium has no real benefit...

14 Feb 2018

Commitment to a malaria-free Africa can't wane

Malaria prevalence has increased across the African continent, with 194-million cases reported in 2016, up from 191-million in 2015. Malaria mortality rates decreased by 2,000 during the same period...

29 Nov 2017

Bayer opens local office in Mozambique, cements presence in Africa

Bayer has announced the opening of a new local office in Maputo, Mozambique, cementing its presence and demonstrating commitment to its growing business interests in Africa...

3 Nov 2017

WHO programme to prevent 10,000 malaria deaths in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 8,500 people are infected with malaria in the conflict-ravaged Borno state of Nigeria every week...

11 Aug 2017

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: 21% drop in global cases

According to the World Malaria Report 2016, the rate of new malaria cases fell by 21% globally between 2010 and 2015...

25 Apr 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: Vaccine trial to commence in 2018

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a pilot programme that will make the world's first malaria vaccine available in selected areas...

25 Apr 2017

African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets

Access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations...

13 Dec 2016

H3D makes second malaria drug breakthrough

A new potent antimalarial development candidate with the potential to both treat and prevent of malaria has been identified by UCT's H3D...

By Kim Cloete 27 Jul 2016

Reigniting the malaria fight

The revival in eradicating malaria was sparked by the Gates Foundation, which has committed millions of dollars to intervention tools, such as new-generation drugs...

20 Jun 2016

Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control

Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture...

5 Nov 2015

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