…asks Ernet Jam from Tiko, Cameroon. As usual, Einsteinchen has the answer.
The war on malaria has been a victory for human health, driving deaths down and life expectancy up. But experts fear that the positive trajectory is starting to shift.
Malaria, chikungunya, dengue: Mosquitos and their respective diseases are spreading faster and farther than ever. Extreme weather conditions are helping.
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.
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