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World’s First Malaria Vaccine to Help Prevent Deaths in 3 African Countries

The world's first notably effective malaria vaccine is set to save thousands of lives throughout Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi starting in 2018. The World Health...

Brain Cancer Patient Given Months to Live Improves With Malaria Drug

After her brain cancer became resistant to chemotherapy and then to targeted treatments, 26-year-old Lisa Rosendahl's doctors gave her only a few months to...

Sri Lanka Has Been Declared Malaria-Free

Deadly diseases: look out! More and more innovative treatments are on the way to cure the world of debilitating illness.

Six African Nations Could Be Malaria-Free by 2020

With malaria eradicated in several other countries already, these six nations are next in line for a public health victory.

Malaria Protein Accidentally Found to Be Cancer-Killing Weapon

Scientists for decades have been searching for similarities between a placenta and a tumor, because both grow so aggressively. Now they have stumbled upon...

Six Million Lives Saved: Malaria Cases in Africa Cut in Half

Concerted efforts across Africa have prevented nearly 700 million cases of malaria on the continent in the past 15 years. Of those, the World Health...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved – and it Will Be Not-for-Profit

The world's first malaria vaccine has been given approval by a European medical agency for future use in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than a...

The 30-cent Kit that Could End Malaria

Bill Gates's foundation has poured millions of dollars into eradicating malaria, which still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Now, a South African biotechnologist-turned-enterpreneur...
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New Malaria Vaccine Proved 100% Effective in Protecting Against the Disease

A new malaria vaccine has become the first in tests to be 100% effective in providing protection against the deadly disease. The promising results...
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Malaria Deaths Fall 20% Worldwide in Last Decade

There has been a fall of just over 20% in the number of deaths from malaria worldwide in the past decade, the World Health...
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Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

After decades of disappointment, researchers think they're finally on track to unleash the first practical vaccine against malaria, one of mankind's ancient scourges. In...
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Success Against Malaria in Africa Could End Deaths by 2015

A new report finds malaria control programs have saved hundreds of thousands of lives during the past decade. The World Health Organization, which has...
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Ethiopia Has Halved Malaria Deaths in Just Three Years

The number of people who die from malaria in Ethiopia has been halved in just three years through the distribution of nearly 20 million...
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Mosquito ‘Nose Transplant’ a Breakthrough in Wiping out Malaria

Five years of exhaustive research has yielded the key to thwarting “the most dangerous animal on the planet:” disarming its nose. Scientists at...
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Malaria Cases Drop Dramatically Thanks to Increased Funding

A World Health Organization report released yesterday confirmed a reversal in the course of malaria, with far fewer children dying from the disease. The...
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Malaria Cases Drop Dramatically Thanks to Increased Funding

A World Health Organization report released yesterday confirmed a reversal in the course of malaria, with far fewer children dying from the disease. The...
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UNICEF Funding 20 Million Mosquito Nets for Anti-Malaria Effort

UNICEF has allocated more than $8 million in new funds to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Ray Chambers,...
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UN Seeks to Ban DDT Pesticide, and Still Fight Malaria

The United Nations announced a plan on Wednesday that aims to finally rid the world of DDT, a toxic pesticide still used to spray...
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Research Breakthrough in Treatment of Malaria

A team of Monash University researchers in Sydney has made a major breakthrough in the international fight against malaria, which claims the life of...
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Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Babies and Youngsters

A promising malaria vaccine gives babies and young children significant protection against the deadly disease, suggest two clinical trials to be published Thursday...