With some forty hospitals, 200 health clinics and universal health insurance, Rwanda's health care system is among the most progressive in Africa. Many services are financed with the help of international partnerships.
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.
Several African leaders have refused to step down after finishing their terms. At a conference in Marrakesh, DW caught up with the former president of Botswana, Festus Mogae, and asked him for his views on this topic.
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.
Out of 15 African countries which held elections in 2016, power changed hands only eight times. That's according to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. All eyes are set for the remaining elections this year.
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