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…

Vectorborne diseases thrive in humanitarian emergencies, marked by mass displacement, ravaged infrastructure, and poor security. These circumstances are the reality for much of the high-burden malaria population across Africa.   These factors pose huge challenges for vector…

Rich countries’ demand for hot commodities is contributing to malaria risk in developing nations.   A new Nature study traced 20% of malaria risk in deforestation hotspots to international commodities like coffee, cotton, and timber. The US, UK, France, Germany, and Japan…

Insecticide-treated bed nets are frontline soldiers in the global malaria fight.  

There is a strong case to be made for testing drugs in the disease-endemic settings.   For example, a malaria drug tested on well-nourished participants in the US may prove less effective when put into practice in Kenya, where comorbidities like malnutrition are a real…