Malaria

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UN warns of ‘epic suffering’ in Sudan and appeals for $4bn in aid
Ten months of armed conflict in the country has displaced nearly 11 million people and left half the population facing hunger

Fred Harter

07, Feb, 2024 @4:46 PM

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World first: malaria vaccine rollout begins in Cameroon
Another 19 African countries have plans to join the programme – bringing ‘more than just hope’ to a continent that suffers the vast majority of malaria deaths

Kaamil Ahmed and Josiane Kouagheu in Douala

22, Jan, 2024 @3:13 PM

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Cape Verde becomes fourth African country to eliminate malaria
With no recorded cases since 2017, the archipelago has had a long journey to become free of the disease, which killed 608,000 people globally in 2022

Weronika Strzyżyńska

12, Jan, 2024 @12:14 PM

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Could new malaria drug give babies a better chance of survival?
Trials are under way for a treatment for newborns and infants, who are often wrongly assumed to have immunity through their mothers

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

20, Dec, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Climate crisis a ‘substantial risk’ to fight against malaria, says WHO
New report says disease-carrying mosquitoes thrive in rising temperatures, leading to transmission in hitherto unaffected areas

Sarah Johnson and Viktor Sunnemark

30, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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At risk: 10 ways the changing climate is creating a health emergency
Diseases will spread faster and further, and kill more people, as the effects of record heat, floods, drought and storms escalates

Joan van Dyk

16, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Kenya manufacturer is first in Africa to get WHO approval for malaria drug
Pre-qualification seen as significant step towards self-sufficiency in healthcare in continent where more than 70% of drugs are imported

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

07, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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This new malaria vaccine will transform our battle with the deadliest creatures on Earth | Devi Sridhar
Malaria has re-emerged in my home state of Florida, and will spread further thanks to climate change, says Devi Sridhar, chair of global public health at the University of Edinburgh

Devi Sridhar

26, Oct, 2023 @2:01 PM

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The new malaria vaccine will prevent many deaths – but it’s by no means the end of the disease
The new R21/Matrix-M vaccine will be far more easily available than the first vaccine – but the reality of life in Africa will blunt its impact

Sarah Boseley

04, Oct, 2023 @4:30 AM

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The Guardian view on malaria vaccines: life-saving tools that are sorely needed | Editorial
Editorial: Deaths from the disease have risen in recent years, but the toll can and must be cut through a variety of measures

Editorial

03, Oct, 2023 @5:54 PM

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Cheaper, more effective malaria vaccine wins WHO approval
R21/Matrix-M vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, is the first malaria vaccine to reach 75% efficacy target

Sarah Johnson

02, Oct, 2023 @4:35 PM

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Eliminate malaria once and for all or it will come back stronger, UN warned
World faces ‘malaria emergency’ from resistance to insecticides, waning efficacy of drugs, funding shortfalls and climate change

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

22, Sep, 2023 @6:00 PM

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