Although progress has been made in combating Malaria, 212 million new cases were reported 2015. The worst affected area is sub-Saharan Africa. Around 70 percent of those who die are children under the age of five.
The World Cup game between England and Tunisia was a bloodbath – at least for some happy mosquitoes. And while there are various options for keeping these bugs out of our stadiums (and yards), only one of them is good.
Africa has depended on outside help to combat its worst killer, malaria, for decades. Despite more recent strides than setbacks in combating the scourge of the mosquito-borne disease, it remains heavily donor-reliant.
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 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.
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