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Malaria

Each year, malaria kills nearly half a million people. 70% of all deaths are children under five years of age.

The disease is easy enough to treat, but access to the most effective treatments remains inadequate. 90 per cent of all malaria deaths occur on the African continent. Impregnated mosquito nets are expensive and out of reach for many. The parasite which causes malaria is beginning to show resistance in parts of Asia to the most effective drug we have. And there are no new drugs in the development pipeline, meaning we could be left without effective options in the future.

Quick facts

Vector control

Mosquitoes breed in water and they are especially plentiful during the rainy season. If the most basic prevention is to avoid bites by sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets, the natural breeding ground of the insect needs to be eliminated. Spraying insecticide and drying sources of stagnant water are strategies used for controlling the proliferation of mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes breed in water and they are especially plentiful during the rainy season. If the most basic prevention is to avoid bites by sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets, the natural breeding ground of the insect needs to be eliminated. Spraying insecticide and drying sources of stagnant water are strategies used for controlling the proliferation of mosquitoes.

Diagnosis

Treatment

Mosquitoes breed in water and they are especially plentiful during the rainy season. If the most basic prevention is to avoid bites by sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets, the natural breeding ground of the insect needs to be eliminated. Spraying insecticide and drying sources of stagnant water are strategies used for controlling the proliferation of mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes breed in water and they are especially plentiful during the rainy season. If the most basic prevention is to avoid bites by sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets, the natural breeding ground of the insect needs to be eliminated. Spraying insecticide and drying sources of stagnant water are strategies used for controlling the proliferation of mosquitoes.

Resistance



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