The fight against malaria has saved 3.3 million lives worldwide since 2000 but the mosquito-borne disease still killed 627,000 people last year, mainly children in Africa, the World Health Organization said.
AFP (Apr. 24, 2014) World Malaria Day is commemorated every year on April 25 and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention is a new prevention strategy for Niger. Duration: ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 2, 2016) An over the counter kit used to test for malaria at home using a patient's urine could make a substantial impact in the global fight to eliminate malaria by 2030.
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AP (June 17, 2013) Some types of experimental lab-grown body parts are now implanted in people and working well, but challenges remain in creating complex structures. Researchers hope one day to ease chronic shortages ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 8, 2013) Experts in Africa, the continent worst-hit by malaria, reacted with optimism but also caution on Tuesday at hopes that the first vaccine against the killer disease may soon reach the market. ... watch video
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