…asks Ernet Jam from Tiko, Cameroon. As usual, Einsteinchen has the answer.
In Africa, every two minutes a child dies - of malaria. Mosquitoes and humans are engaged in a war. To help humans win, scientists are working on new strategies. Especially in Ifakara, the "Mosquito City" in Tansania.
The disease is loosening its grip on the world, but there are still 400,000 deaths from malaria every year - mostly in Africa. DW spoke to WHO's Dr Pedro Alonso about why we need to keep the issue in the spotlight.
Programs beginning next year in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya will test the vaccine's effectiveness in children. The trial was announced ahead of World Malaria Day.
Despite global efforts to eradicate malaria, scores in sub-Saharan Africa continue to suffer and die from the disease. Burundi has now declared a malaria epidemic after nearly 800 people have reportedly died this year.
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