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Malaria Prevention

Malaria War: Let's Not Turn the Biggest Success into a Devastating Failure

Mikkel Vestergaard | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact
Mikkel Vestergaard

At the end of December, with the wrap-up of the UN Millennium Development Goals, the global health community collectively patted ourselves on the back for reducing malaria-related deaths by 60 percent, saving 6.2 million lives and reducing new cases by 37 percent since 2000.

1,200 Kids Die From Malaria A Day. Low-Cost Preventative Treatments Could Change That

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

Every day, 1,200 children succumb to malaria, deaths that could easily be prevented with effective and low-cost interventions. Saturday marks World...

Malaria Is The 'Greatest Success Story In Global Health': Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact

A decade ago, up to 45 percent of all hospital admissions in Africa were caused by malaria, according to USAID. Today, the continent is in a dramat...

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?

Child Deaths From Malaria Halved

Ray Chambers | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Ray Chambers

While we celebrate this accomplishment, we need to remember how wily this enemy is. Malaria is an ancient scourge that has killed millions upon millions of people.

Power of One: Meet Lorna

Rossanna Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rossanna Wang

At the clinic, Lorna was tested and treated for malaria and later discharged with advice from doctors to take the full course of treatment. They also advised her and her family to sleep under their mosquito nets every night for protection.

WATCH: Striking Down Malaria.. With A Laser?

Nathan Myhrvold | Posted 10.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Nathan Myhrvold

2013-08-15-myrhvoldpull.jpgUnfortunately, there's no magic approach to separate the bad crazy ideas from the good crazy ideas, but the good ones do have a few distinguishing characteristics that help us improve our success rate.

Behind the Revolution of Diagnosis That Led to the HIV Miracle Baby...and More

Cheryl Contee | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Contee

UNITAID is a small but scrappy group based within the World Health Organization that is applying 21st century solutions to age-old problems using a 1-2 punch of innovative financing and futuristic technology.

Tiny 'Bug' May Turn Tables On Death-Dealing Insect

| Posted 05.13.2013 | Science

By Martin Enserink For thousands of years, mosquitoes have made people sick. But now humanity may have found a way to turn the tables. In a new stud...

At a Defining Moment in the Fight to End Malaria

Kent Campbell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Kent Campbell

Globally, more than 90 countries today are malaria-free, with an additional 26 en route to achieving that status. Still, eliminating malaria in Africa is a challenging goal.

Infographic: The Battle to End Malaria Deaths in Africa by 2015

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Every minute, malaria claims a life in Africa; but, malaria mortality rates are falling. Just a few short years ago, statistics showed a child died every 30 seconds of the mosquito-borne disease.

Because 200 Million Is Too Many: Recognizing World Malaria Day

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

There's a reason we recognize World Malaria Day annually, and it is this: While there is no vaccine, malaria is both preventable and curable. But travelers, expatriates, businesses, NGOs and universities must know the risks beforehand.

Fighting a Serious Killer Across Borders

Joseph Mwenya Kasonde | Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact
Joseph Mwenya Kasonde

Diseases do not recognize borders. Mosquitos that transmit malaria don't either. The investments that the world makes to the Global Fund are going to allow us to continue to implement high-impact interventions.

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?

Why the Global Fund Is a Terrific Investment

Bill Gates | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Bill Gates

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced today that it will need $15 billion to continue its life-saving work. If the world comes together to meet this replenishment goal, it will build on one of its greatest achievements of the past decade by saving millions more lives.

Here I Am: Focus on Malaria Elimination -- an Interview With Dr. Roly Gosling

Lucy Chesire | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Dr. Roly Gosling is an international expert on malaria. I have asked him to answer a few questions for us regarding malaria elimination, its importance, and why the Global Fund is critical to achieving that goal worldwide.

Defeating Malaria to Defend Dreams

Tasha Chambers | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Tasha Chambers

Three months ago, I shared a story about a Ugandan girl -- Christine Akullo -- who was preparing to compete in the Paralympics in London. The events for which Christine had trained so hard went on without her, because she suddenly became ill with malaria.

Financial Innovation Leads To Net Gain In Malaria Fight

David Bowen | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
David Bowen

When it comes to health in the developing world, timing is everything. A few scant hours can make the difference between a child being successfully treated for malaria and becoming a statistic.

Taking the Malaria Fight Down to the Community Level

Mark Hanlon | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Mark Hanlon

Malaria remains one of the most widespread infectious diseases in Africa. Yet, insecticide treated nets are available. Medicines are available. Prevention education is available -- but to everyone?

The Bednet Bottle

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

In my memory, those night-time mosquitoes didn't zzzziinngg around the room, they screamed in my ear.