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By: Mozzie the Mosquito

Malaria in the Media: January 2021

January 25, 2021
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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me…

and I’m feeling bad. Mosquitoes around the world know how I feel. A team from Oxford is entering the final stage of malaria vaccine trials. Can you imagine if there was a simple vaccination for one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases? It would devastate malaria mosquitoes like me!

Speaking of old and deadly diseases, The Economist pulled together a stunning video about the historical impact of malaria on humans. At least someone is finally recognizing our work.

What is history’s deadliest pandemic?

By The Economist

“The COVID-19 pandemic may have derailed the world in 2020, but a far deadlier disease has shaped human history for thousands of years. Malaria defeated armies, fueled the slave trade and jump-started the modern environmental movement.”


The parasites and the pandemic—how has COVID-19 affected the fight against malaria?

— By Babbage: an Economist podcast

“While the world has been preoccupied with tackling COVID-19, deadly malaria epidemics are continuing around the world. Robert Guest, The Economist’s foreign editor, investigates how COVID-19 has affected the fight against malaria and talks to scientists in Senegal working to eliminate the disease.


Questions and answers on the World Malaria Report 2020

By World Health Organization African Region

“Dr. Kalu Akpaka, team leader for the malaria control program, talks about the World Malaria Report with regards to Africa.”


Team behind Oxford COVID jab start final stage of malaria vaccine trials

— The Guardian

“The Oxford team that has produced a successful coronavirus vaccine is about to enter the final stage of human trials in its quest for an inoculation against malaria.”


How Mutations In Malaria Parasite Might Affect Pregnant Women & Children The Most

— By Forbes

“Scientists have recently found that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum’s populations in Africa and Southeast Asia have been growing resistant to a first-line treatment to prevent malaria among vulnerable groups – including pregnant women and children.”


Global Fund signs a record-breaking $8.54 billion in grants to fight HIV, TB, and malaria

— By ReliefWeb

“This is an exceptional achievement that will help more than 100 countries continue the critical fight against HIV, TB, and malaria – epidemics that kill more than 2.3 million people every year,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund.”


Shedding Enzyme Essential for Parasite Survival

By Malaria Minute podcast

“Researchers find that SUB2, a malaria parasite enzyme, helps the parasite survive in the human host and new research characterizes cerebral malaria infection in adults and children.

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