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In Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia the focus has been on indoor spraying, but there has been growing resistance. (Photo/E F B Z/USAID/Flickr).

Southern Africa Was Set To Be Malaria Free By 2018, But No More. How Did It Drop The Ball?

This spike in malaria cases has happened in all southern African countries, but the increase has been the greatest in Namibia and Swaziland.


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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