US philanthropist Bill Gates announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world.
A new invention can cheaply and accurately diagnose malaria infection in just a few minutes using only a droplet of blood.
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced the delivery of the first anti-malaria drugs to millions of patients in Africa.
Anopheles claviger, a malaria mosquito species uncommon for Kazakhstan, has been spotted in the wetlands near Astana.
Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries.
Global health experts have warned against giving iron supplements in areas where malaria is rampant, but a study Tuesday found no rise in cases of the mosquito-borne disease among children who took iron.
Gene analysis of malaria parasites has pinpointed western Cambodia as the hotspot of strains that are dangerously resistant to artesiminin, the frontline drug against the disease.
Asia accounts for 88 percent of all malaria cases and most of the 46,000 annual deaths occurring outside Africa, a new report shows Friday as experts demand more urgency in fighting the deadly disease..
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in Asia, experts warned as a high-level conference opened Wednesday with the aim of hammering out an action plan to strengthen the region's response.
The World Health Organization has declared Kazakhstan malaria-free.
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