Experts say 900,000 people die of malaria every year. In Burkina Faso a young chemist wants to save 100,000 lives by 2020 with a mosquito-repellent soap.
Often mistaken for malaria, dengue fever can be fatal if left untreated. With no cure for the mosquito-borne disease, prevention against mosquito bites, early detection and medical care can help.
Brazil has reported 1,200 new fatalities from the coronavirus, taking its death toll to more than 70,000. The US now has 3.2 million active cases, with new records set in nine states. Follow DW for the latest.
India has seen record daily new cases while Pakistan reported its highest number in daily deaths. A donor conference has raised billions for a global vaccine drive. Follow DW for the latest.
Germany's federal institute for vaccines has said it has given the go-ahead for clinical testing of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Two phases of testing are envisaged. Follow DW for the latest.
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