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Malaria Deaths

Malaria Deaths Dropped Below Half A Million In Past Year: WHO

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The number of people killed by malaria dropped below half a million in the past year, reflecting vast progress against the m...

Malaria Deaths Drop By 60% Since 2000: UN

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Rates of death from malaria have plunged by 60 percent in the past 15 years, meaning more than 6 million lives have been s...

While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let's Eliminate Malaria Deaths

Terrie E. Taylor | Posted 07.28.2016 | Health News
Terrie E. Taylor

The malaria parasite is a formidable and wily foe. It has become deeply entrenched, and bobs and weaves through both its hosts -- man and mosquito -- with impunity. Within minutes of its injection into the skin by the bite of a female mosquito, it vanishes into the liver, becoming the proverbial needle in a haystack for seven to 14 days.

Hungry Residents Often Forced To Use Malaria Nets For Fishing In Many African Nations

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact

Billionaire Bill Gates is confident malaria will be eradicated in his lifetime. And reputable aid organizations continue to pat themselves on the back...

How The Lollipop Brigade Is Fighting Malaria

Martin Edlund | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Martin Edlund

In the immortal words of Mary Poppins, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. But can a sugary orange lollipop treat a million kids for malaria?

3.3 Million Lives Saved Since 2000 By Global Malaria Control Efforts, WHO Says

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds WHO official interview, details) Dec 11 (Reuters) - Global efforts to curb malaria have saved the lives of 3.3 million people si...

Time for the Big Push to Defeat Malaria

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

As a global community, our fates are often more intertwined than we like to imagine. Controlling malaria isn't only a prospect of preventing needless deaths, it is an economic imperative.

Malaria: The Bigger Picture

Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

Of the $5 billion needed every year to achieve and maintain universal access to malaria interventions worldwide, less than a half -- some $2.3 billion -- is currently available.

Mary and Martha and Malaria

Richard Curtis | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Richard Curtis

A preventable, curable disease, was killing close to a million children a year. Can you know these facts, and not do anything about them? Was I going to be a writer who knew about this -- and yet continue to write fictional films usually featuring weddings?

Chewing Gum Could Detect Malaria | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Using a recent grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Andrew Fung and his colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles are devel...

New Hope in Africa to End Malaria

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Bridgeland

Earlier this year, President Obama went to Africa and issued this simple statement: "Africa's future is up to Africans." He highlighted the power of Christians and Muslims in Nigeria working side-by-side to end malaria.

The Unnoticed War Where Millions of Children's Lives are at Stake

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Johann Hari

Nobody knows why Cambodia's malaria parasites are such buffed-up hyper-Darwinian winners. Some scientists think it's because the treatments have been used there so long that the parasites have a head-start.

In Response to Liya Kebede: Our Responsiblity to Improving Maternal Health

Ray Chambers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ray Chambers

For HIV, women account for 60 percent of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa and transmission from mothers to newborns is a significant, yet solvable problem.

Malaria Kills Almost 1M A Year: Special Report On Fighting The Disease

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you've ever traveled to a malarial region you know the sound: the ominous buzz of a blood-sucking mosquito that may, or may not, be carrying a dead...

World Malaria Day: Here in Africa, Mosquitoes Still Kill

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
World Vision

Even as many African countries continue to make hard-earned economic progress, the financial toll of malaria remains a roadblock to these economies reaching their full potential.

Health of Nations

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward J. Murray

Societies with the resources sufficient to create sound public health systems can survive and thrive. Societies lacking those resources risk catastrophic assaults on health, which can result in their total annihilation.

The VP Choice that lost the Presidency for John McCain -- The Sequel

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

We will probably conclude that the tanking of the economy was the prime reason why McCain lost this election. But we should also blame ourselves and the media for taking our eye off the ball.

Make Chinese Anti-Malarial Drug Makers Caught

TreeHugger | John Laumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Every so often some op. ed. writer infers that all of today's "environmentalists" are responsible for the malaria-caused deaths of innocent children, ...