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Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors

Due to the heavy rain received this year, the KNP is experiencing malaria cases, and has advised visitors to take precautionary measures against the disease...

19 May 2017

Research team releases data on promising anti-malarial

Research conducted on a anti-malarial clinical drug candidate, MMV390048, and its efficacy against resistant strains of the malaria parasite, and across the entire parasite lifecycle...

By Kim Cloete 2 May 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: 21% drop in global cases

According to the World Malaria Report 2016, the rate of new malaria cases fell by 21% globally between 2010 and 2015...

25 Apr 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: Vaccine trial to commence in 2018

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a pilot programme that will make the world's first malaria vaccine available in selected areas...

25 Apr 2017

Burundi declares malaria epidemic

Burundi has declared a malaria epidemic after more than 9m cases were recorded since last year...

By Moses Havyarimana 16 Mar 2017

Climate change could enlarge malaria areas in SA

Social media is abuzz about three women who died of malaria in the Tshwane region – none of whom had been to a malaria-endemic area...

10 Mar 2017

Leaders unite to eradicate malaria

A group of public and private sector leaders who aim to ensure malaria eradication remains a top global priority have launched the End Malaria Council...

23 Jan 2017

African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets

Access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations...

13 Dec 2016

#Behindtheselfie with... Lebohang Mokoena

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lebohang Mokoena: 28-year-old entrepreneur selected in a 'Dragon's Den-style interview to spearhead Goodbye Malaria's merchandising and fundraising effort at their new pop-up stores at airports, which launched on 23 November...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Nov 2016

UP uses tech to tackle malaria

Technology implemented in the air and on the ground forms part of a transdisciplinary solution to battle the scourge of malaria in South Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa

Digicape has announced a deal with xRapid, the London-based startup that has created a world-first mobile health solution that provides automatic diagnosis of malaria via an iPhone app...

Issued by Digicape 15 Aug 2016

H3D makes second malaria drug breakthrough

A new potent antimalarial development candidate with the potential to both treat and prevent of malaria has been identified by UCT's H3D...

By Kim Cloete 27 Jul 2016

Reigniting the malaria fight

The revival in eradicating malaria was sparked by the Gates Foundation, which has committed millions of dollars to intervention tools, such as new-generation drugs...

20 Jun 2016

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International

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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