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Meet the 17-Year-Old Founder of Malaria Free World

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Kritika Singh is a force. Of all the people I've met in the anti-malaria sector she is the one that most inspires me.

Burma's Other Silent Struggle: Malaria

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

All is not silent in Burma. There's malaria. Drug-resistant malaria, to be exact. It's the other silent struggle, and very few are talking about it.

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

Terrie E. Taylor | Posted 07.28.2015 | 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.

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Get A Mosquito Bite

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living

  It's the height of summer, and naturally we're going on hikes, camping trips and hanging out in our backyards. And the mosquitoes are loving i...

World's First Malaria Vaccine Gets Green Light From EU Drug Regulators

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it ...

The Woman Determined to End Drug-Resistant Malaria

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Dr. Sara Canavati is a senior research scientist and infectious diseases epidemiologist. She's been conducting clinical trials and malaria studies in the Greater Mekong subregion for the last 12 years.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Resisting Resistance: What's Next in the Fight Against Malaria?

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Is there a promising new drug or combination of drugs on the horizon? I asked Professor Nicholas Day, Director of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand.

Science Can Change the World

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 07.01.2015 | Science
Feike Sijbesma

The challenges we face in the decades ahead are many (just think about inequality, or climate change or the fact that still around 800 million people go to bed hungry every day), there is every reason to be positive. Why?

Protecting the World's Children From Climate Change

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

At WHO we estimate that the vast majority of deaths will be among malnourished children, children who contract malaria, and children who have diarrhea. Air pollution triggers pneumonia (one of the world's top killers of children under 5) and asthma, which already affects around 300 million people worldwide. So what can we do?

The Secret to Making Yourself Happier? Give Your Money Away

Andreas Mogensen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Andreas Mogensen

Giving our money to help others can be a source of personal satisfaction that outweighs whatever minor frustrations we might experience from having less money to spend on ourselves.

Fighting Malaria Is Going to Take More Than Just Nets

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Utibe Effiong

In January, the New York Times highlighted how insecticide treated nets meant to protect people from mosquitoes and malaria are now being used to haul fish in Africa. Among those using these nets to catch fish, hunger today is a bigger risk than malaria tomorrow.

Looking Ahead for Global Health

Michael Møller | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

The World Health Organization estimates that around 198 million people contract malaria, and that over half a million die every year. If we take a step back and digest these numbers, we are looking at over 1,000 people dying every day, most of them children. In fact, the WHO says that every minute a child dies from malaria. How is this acceptable?

Malaria Vaccine Isn't 'Perfect' But Will Help Save Children's Lives

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very we...

Together We Can Eradicate Malaria

Hauke Hillebrandt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Hauke Hillebrandt

With the passing of World Malaria Day on Saturday, it's a good time to reflect on the spread of malaria and what can be done about it.

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...

Authentic Giving: That Moment When Your Child Gets Inspired

Cooper David Aaker Smith | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Cooper David Aaker Smith

Anyone - from a 12-year-old to a CEO - can make a difference in this world.

New LED Lights Could Play Huge Role In Ending Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Researchers have pinpointed a potentially impactful weapon in the fight against malaria: LED light. The deadly disease killed an estimated 584,000 ...

United Methodist Church Raises Millions In Small Donations To Fight Malaria

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion

The United Methodist Church gave $9.6 million on Wednesday to the Global Fund, a health-focused nonprofit based in Geneva, to help the group fight mal...

The #1 Killer Of Pregnant Women Can Be Stopped For $6

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

For the sake of pregnant women the world over, here are five facts you ought to know. 1) The world's single greatest killer of pregnant women is ma...

We Can Defeat Malaria

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Where women and families live should not determine if they live -- this is the philosophy driving Jhpiego's work in 14 countries to defeat malaria, a disease that impacts millions primarily in low-income countries.

How Mosquito Sex Is Helping Scientists Fight Malaria

www.economist.com | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact

SMACK! You’ve managed violently to halt a mosquito snacking on your blood. But how likely is it that the departed beastie was the kind that transmit...

The United States and Malaria: A Long History of Smart Investments That Benefit All

Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

For the first time, some African nations are on the way to eliminating malaria, and fewer people on the continent are being infected than ever before. This means healthier children, more vibrant economies and stronger, less burdened health systems.

Health Cooperation Among Faiths

Aamir Hussain | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

Whether we acknowledge it or not, our health is a part of who we are. Being healthy is not limited to our physical body, but also our emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being.

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...