Malaria

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Malaria kills 180,000 more people annually than previously thought, says WHO
UN agency says world must support urgent rollout of new vaccine as it reveals new figures for malaria deaths

Lizzy Davies

06, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Malcolm Molyneux obituary
Tropical medicine researcher who advanced understanding of malaria and helped improve healthcare in Malawi

Tom Solomon and Henry Mwandumba

02, Dec, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Nigeria unlikely to reach ‘impossible’ 40% Covid vaccine target
Lack of doses and a reluctant public make government programme unfeasible, say health experts, with malaria and conflict posing greater risk to life

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim in Abuja

08, Nov, 2021 @9:49 AM

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Flu, cancer, HIV: after Covid success, what next for mRNA vaccines?
The technology was viewed with scepticism before the pandemic but there is now growing confidence about its use

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

01, Nov, 2021 @11:45 AM

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WHO endorses use of world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa
World Health Organization’s director general hails ‘historic day’ in fight against parasitic disease

Lizzy Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children
A study in Burkina Faso and Mali suggests combining anti-malarial drugs and vaccination could reduce deaths and hospitalisations

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

26, Aug, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Genetic engineering test with mosquitoes ‘may be game changer’ in eliminating malaria
UK scientist says gene-drive study rendering female insects infertile may lead to ‘self destruct mosquito’ field tests within 10 years

Linda Geddes

28, Jul, 2021 @6:54 PM

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David Warhurst obituary
Other lives: Parasitologist whose work contributed to the treatment of malaria

Michael Warhurst

08, Jul, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Climate crisis ‘may put 8bn at risk of malaria and dengue’
Reducing global heating could save millions of people from mosquito-borne diseases, study finds

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

08, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New vaccine success for Oxford is truly remarkable | Kenan Malik
Malaria has still not been eradicated in the poorest countries, but that could be about to change

Kenan Malik

25, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Oxford malaria vaccine proves highly effective in Burkina Faso trial
Vaccine developed by scientists at Jenner Institute, Oxford, shows up to 77% efficacy in trial over 12 months

Sarah Boseley Health editor

23, Apr, 2021 @4:01 AM

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Scientists sound warning note over malaria drug resistance in Africa
Rwanda study raises fears erosion of efficacy may have begun, with children at greatest risk

Sarah Boseley, health correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @9:19 AM

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