A future free of malaria – one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases – can be achieved as early as 2050, say 41 specialists in a report that contradicts conclusions of a WHO-led review last month.
Ghana is one of three African nations piloting the WHO-backed project with officials saying the vaccine will be able to "reduce new infections in four out of 10 children."
After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment to prevent malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe.
The UN announces Evan Atar Adaha winner of the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award. The 52-year-old doctor runs the only hospital in northeastern Maban county, where he often risked his safety to serve others, the UN says.
Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive.
According to the World Health Organization, the mosquito-borne disease kills 600,000 people worldwide every year.
The new bed net has a special chemical that blocks mosquitoes resistance to insecticides and in a test has proven to cut malaria prevalence by as much as 44 percent.
International health groups campaign on infectious diseases such as Ebola, malaria and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. But the region has a rapidly growing number of people with cancer — and most seem to have been left to their fate.
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline developed the injectable vaccine to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa.
The disease has infected 1.8 million people in the East African nation so far this year, senior government officials say.
A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other.
The WHO report comes as 21 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance after well over a year of devastating fighting in the country.
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