Malaria

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‘You get goosebumps from the data’: hopes rise for new malaria vaccine
The disease is a leading killer of under fives across Africa. But trials for a new vaccine suggest an end to the death toll could be in sight

Lizzy Davies in Kilifi. Photography by Luis Tato for the Guardian

27, Jun, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Using geoengineering to slow global heating risks malaria rise, say scientists
Technique of reflecting sunlight back into space found to be likely to cause increase in population of disease-carrying mosquitos

Helena Horton Environment reporter

20, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Increase funding or abandon hope of ending malaria, TB and Aids, UK warned
Global Fund urges UK and other donors to pledge billions to get efforts to end diseases by 2030 ‘back on track’ after catastrophic impact of Covid

Lizzy Davies

23, Feb, 2022 @7:01 AM

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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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The world finally has a malaria vaccine. Now it must invest in it | Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
As an economist I know it makes financial as well as ethical sense to get this world-first vaccine to the millions who need it

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

24, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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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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