Malaria Deaths Rise By 69,000 In 2020 Due To COVID-19 Disruptions, Says WHO

HEALTH: Healthcare disruptions linked to the coronavirus pandemic helped malaria kill 69,000 more people in 2020 than the previous year, but a worst-case scenario was averted, the World Health Organization said on Monday. In total over 627,000 people globally – most of them babies in the poorest parts of Africa – were killed by malaria […]

To Make Malaria Vaccine in Africa

HEALTH: The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine, or Mosquirix, developed by pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for broad use among children. This is a breakthrough in combating malaria, an ancient scourge of humankind, spread through mosquitoes. The disease kill nearly 300,000 children younger than […]