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World Malaria Day: Remembering Jonathan – in pictures

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Nearly 50% of all children who die before their fifth birthday in the Central African Republic lose their lives to malaria. The international health charity Merlin has been working in CAR since 2007, training … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day: which countries are the hardest hit? Get the full data

On World Malaria Day we take a look at the global figures and talk to the World Health Organisation about the importance of good quality data http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/datablog/2011/apr/25/world-malaria-day-data

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GOOD Transparency: Malaria

Nearly 3 billion people are at risk of infection with the Plasmodium vivax parasite, which causes malaria. That’s almost half of humanity. There are 1 million malaria deaths each year. Many people don’t know how bad it is—or how much … Continue reading

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Global anti-malaria fight still fragile

The global fight against malaria is saving more and more lives, especially among children in Africa, but progress remains fragile and more money is needed, a report said Tuesday. Insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying and preventive malaria treatment during … Continue reading

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Created by genetic engineering, a mosquito that can’t catch malaria

A novel weapon in the battle against malaria has been developed by scientists: the malaria-proof mosquito. Researchers at the University of Arizona have created a genetically modified insect that is incapable of transmitting the disease to humans.The advance could lead to … Continue reading

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Millennium Development Goals at 10

A very interesting article from Scientific American on the success of the UN Millennium Development Goals: “The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are in many ways the Cinderella of international development. When 160 world leaders met at the United Nations … Continue reading

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