“Once you feel bad, this disease doesn’t give you more time”—that’s what it’s like to discover you have Chagas disease, explained one sufferer in Mexico. He was lucky to find treatment—most cases in Mexico are never diagnosed.
Turning homes into “lethal lures” for mosquitoes has led to significantly reduced malaria among children in Côte d’Ivoire. Physical Barrier and Insecticides: Window screens and PVC tubes fitted with insecticide-laced screens installed under the eaves of a house brought…
Infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, typhoid—all hit lower-income countries hardest. Not so with COVID-19.
Malaria deaths resulting from disruption of services will likely exceed the number of COVID-19 deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the WHO’s
In malaria endemic areas, children who have fever are often presumed to have the disease—but a new study found that another mosquito-borne disease—dengue—was often the culprit.
Preventive antimalarials for school-age children may be the key to revive progress against the disease across Africa,
Growing up in a rural area near Kisumu, Kenya, I never realized that malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, was entirely preventable and treatable. It is a threat that my elders have never lived without—but my generation can end it.
Early modeling assumed “a large number of Africans would just die,” John Nkengasong, the Africa CDC director, tells the AP. But he wasn’t ready to give in.
The rising popularity of an unproven COVID-19 remedy in Africa is also raising concern about malaria drug resistance. Developed in Madagascar, the tonic’s main ingredient—Artemisia annua—is the foundation of artemisinin-based combination therapies, the go-to…
Without an approved COVID-19 treatment, physicians are prescribing malaria drugs whose effectiveness hasn’t been proven—drawing condemnations from health experts. 2 former US FDA leaders have objected to the Trump administration’s emergency use authorization of…