This site includes GIS data to assist in mapping the risk of malaria in the Southern African region.
Researchers have provided the first evidence that malaria parasite development in the always-changing environment of a human host is strikingly different to how it develops in the more consistent surroundings of a laboratory.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reversed a 30-year policy by endorsing the use of DDT for malaria control. The chemical is sprayed inside houses to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Malaria remains one of the leading causes of infection, morbidity and mortality in Africa. It is estimated between 300 and 500 million new cases are reported worldwide every year, and malaria causes one million childhood deaths annually.
A new tool to predict epidemics of malaria up to five months in advance has been developed by a scientist at the University of Liverpool.
The fight against malaria has scored a major victory. The U.S. Agency for International Development has elected to use nearly half of its budget to buy proven interventions against the disease, which affects 500 million people and kills more than a million children around the world each year.
Recent malaria research so intriguing that the scientists who conducted it did not initially believe their findings could aid efforts to develop drugs or vaccines against the deadliest form of the disease.
In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria accounts for 18 percent of child deaths. A number of major programmes, led by the Roll Back Malaria movement, aim to control and reduce malaria in Africa.
Malaria kills millions around the globe and until recently was believed to be a disease of rural areas, since the Anopheles mosquito - which transmits the deadly parasite between people - breeds in stagnant waters. But now, scientists at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in the UK are issuing a global alert that urban malaria is a new, emerging tropical disease.
A new analysis into the quality of Mozambique malaria data has found that despite the fact that malaria is the principle cause of morbidity and mortality, much of the data is of poor quality. However, a good health information system (HIS) at district, provincial and national levels crucial for basing decision-making.