Infant surrounded by malaria bed net. (Photo/Arne Hoel/World Bank).

What 115 Years Of Data Tells Us About Africa’s Battle With Malaria: Still Deadly, But Infection Rates Now Lowest Since 1900

Most records were either poorly stored, burnt or were missing, but in some countries like Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Burkina Faso the surveys dated back 1950s.


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Deaths from malaria in Africa have fallen by half in the past 15 years. (Data: WHO)M

Malaria, That Old Enemy: Debunking The Myths, Plus Why Mosquitoes Like Pregnant Women

Pregnant women exhale about 21% more carbon dioxide in the later stages of pregnancy than non-pregnant women; they also have warmer bodies – both of which attract mosquitoes


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Mosquito net at Serena Hotel, Zanzibar. (Photo/ Flickr/ Missy)

Africans Are Living Longer Today, And We Have The Mosquito Net To Thank For It

Overall malaria infection prevalence in Africa has halved since the year 2000; 663 million clinical cases of malaria have been averted in the past 15 years