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How to Get a World Free of Malaria

James Whiting | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
James Whiting

Our generation can be proud of what is being achieved across global development - and the malaria fight is the poster child for what has been done and what could be. In the first half of the twenty first century there is the possibility of the eradication of the biggest disease in human history.

Healthy Lives Mean Smarter Kids, Period

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

Every year, the lives of 453,000 children under the age of 5 are taken globally due to malaria, and that number is magnified when looking at Africa, where a child dies every minute because of the disease. These figures shed light on the scale of the issue, but they don't tell the whole story.

Avoiding a Potential Public Health Crisis

Ilya Jones | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Ilya Jones

The Thai-Cambodian border is a known hotspot for the emergence of drug resistant malaria and recently resistance to the most effective drug for treating malaria, artemisinin, has been discovered in this area.

Not a Day to Waste

James Whiting | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
James Whiting

I'm a firm believer in Winston Churchill's adage, "No one should waste a day". World Malaria Day (25 April) is most definitely a day we don't want to waste because the stakes in the battle against the world's oldest disease are so incredibly high.

Small Things, Big Difference

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

A week ahead of World Malaria Day, there is much that rings true in his words, for in the fight against the world's biggest killer disease, many small things (backed by some big commitment) have led to extraordinary progress.

Gimme Some Sugar: The People Want Homeopathy, But That Doesn't Mean They Should Get It

Sarah Mehta | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

The UK has a world class education system and a world class National Health Service, but both of these are being undermined when policy makers continue to pollute minds with the idea that unfounded treatments, which fly in the face of scientific evidence, can find a space in our NHS.

Community Lies at the Heart of Comic Relief's Operation Health

Ilya Jones | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Ilya Jones

Comic Relief's Operation Health project, the focus of this year's Red Nose Day campaign, will completely renovate a dilapidated health centre in Iyolwa, Uganda. Operation Health is at the centre of a fundraising drive to improve healthcare across Africa by showing how money well spent can be used to improve health systems.

Without Enough Inspired Nurses There Will Be a Decline in Basic Healthcare Provisions in Uganda

Martha Amoo | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Martha Amoo

I was one of the lucky ones. I was born into a supportive family that could afford to give me an education. There are 32 nursing schools in Uganda but tuition fees and lack of opportunities mean many young girls are unable to follow in my footsteps.

2015 Africa Cup of Nations: Competitors on the Pitch, but United Against Malaria

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

Continued progress will require a strong team, but UAM reminds us that we all have a role to play - whether footballers, broadcasters or CAF executives - and that when we work together, we can achieve incredible, lasting impact for a greater Africa.

Why We Share the Queen's Concerns About Malaria

James Whiting | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
James Whiting

As African leaders and our own Head of State rightly warn, we should not distract our attention and efforts from also fighting the one disease that has killed more children than any other in history (and a child every minute), malaria.

Isn't Ebola Just Another Disease of Poverty?

Ian Brumpton | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Ian Brumpton

This year has seen the most deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus to date. Tens of thousands of people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been affected with over 5,500 having died to date. Fear of the disease has spread worldwide because of the ease with which it can be transmitted and it's exceptionally high mortality rate.

Shoot for the Stars... Especially When the Stakes Are So High

Annemarie Meyer | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK
Annemarie Meyer

Some years ago when I was living and working in rural Uganda I got malaria. As I took the long bus journey to the hospital, shivering and sweating, I was asking myself would I get there in time? Would the local hospital have the right treatment available for me? Why hadn't I been able to prevent myself getting malaria?

Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Peter Byass

Today a landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia is published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed...

Congratulations Malaria! Supermodel's Autocorrect Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

Naomi Campbell meant it as a sweet gesture, and it can probably be blamed on the iPhone's autocorrect, so we probably shouldn't be too harsh. But ...

Mozzy Myth Busting on World Mosquito Day

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

The wily mosquito has been stalking mankind for over 210million years and tragically still kills a child every minute. However, the last decade has seen huge progress with child deaths halved since 2000 and 26 countries on track to eliminate malaria.

The Top Five Deadliest Pandemic Diseases Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With 1,779 confirmed cases in the current outbreak, the Ebola virus has gripped the attention of the world. While the epidemic is shocking and conc...

Football Fever: Leveraging the Power of Sport to Fight Malaria

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Sport
Hervé Verhoosel

The World Cup will come to a close on Sunday, but our fight against this killer disease will continue. Despite tremendous progress that has seen death rates decreasing by more than 40% globally and almost 50% in Africa alone since 2000, almost half of the world's population is still at risk from malaria.

Why Investing in Malaria Control Matters for the Muslim World

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

The small bite of an infected mosquito caused an estimated 207 million cases of malaria in largely developing countries around the world each year. Almost half of these cases occur in predominantly Muslim countries belonging to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

So the England World Cup Squad Are Taking Their Anti-malarials. But What's the Real Headline?

James Whiting | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
James Whiting

Whilst the England squad or holiday makers taking anti-malarials can make the news and raises critical awareness, the story behind the headlines is that a child still needlessly dies every minute from this preventable disease which costs less than a cup of coffee to treat.

Terrifying Infographic Shows Why Mosquitoes Are Deadlier Than Humans, Sharks & Even Snakes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Human beings may be among the deadliest animals on the planet – but there is another species which is even more bloodthirsty than us. The humble ...

World Malaria Day 2014: Protection During Pregnancy

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals draws closer, World Malaria Day is a key advocacy date for those of us working on the ground to drive the achievement of the health-related goals, especially in the malaria endemic countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

Three Ideas to Accelerate the Fight Against Malaria

Allan Pamba | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Allan Pamba

Malaria is obstinate. A massive effort by the international community along with the determination of committed individuals, scientists, health workers , governments, charities and other organisations have made a huge dent on its impact. Globally, cases are down 25%, deaths are down 42% since 2000 - but malaria is far from gone.

We Can Be the Generation to End Malaria Deaths

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

This World Malaria Day we have the opportunity to continue to dismantle malaria's grip on African households and indeed entire economies. In doing so, we will help release the potential of future generations to flourish and move our world decisively to a healthier, more stable and prosperous future.

Forgotten Crisis: Why Aren't We Talking About South Sudan?

Sir Nick Young | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Sir Nick Young

Reports of continued fighting in South Sudan are worrying. But even more distressing is how little attention this humanitarian crisis is generating. Let us not underestimate the scale of the crisis in the world's newest nation.

Would You Risk Your Life for a Week in the Sun?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

The long-awaited sunshine enjoyed in parts of the UK this past week will no doubt have got many of us in the mood for a holiday, with some tempting last-minute deals on 'winter sun' getaways to be found. But would you be willing to jet-off to an exotic destination without the recommended vaccinations or malaria protection?