Malaria Stories

Fighting malaria in times of global crises

Fighting malaria in times of global crises

With COVID-19 spreading across the globe, straining national health systems and challenging families, communities and countries, there has never been a more important time to uphold our commitment to end malaria, says Dr Abdourahmane Diallo, CEO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria and former Minister of Health, Guinea. Since the early 2000s, we have made tremendous …

We can’t pause the fight against Malaria

We can’t pause the fight against Malaria

To defeat malaria, we need to invest in strong, integrated healthcare systems at the heart of nations with the greatest burden. While the World Health Organization urges countries to continue their core malaria prevention, testing and treatment activities in the midst of COVID-19, there have been reports of initiatives being suspended in some countries. But …

Q&A with Anyika Onuora, Olympic Medalist and British sprint, track and field athlete

Anyika Onuora contracted malaria while visiting family in Lagos, Nigeria. On her return, with no symptoms, she set off on holiday to the Dominican Republic. Partway through her holiday, she begun to feel unwell and ended the trip early, heading back to her training camp in Loughborough. Two days later she was admitted to hospital, …

The malaria season is coming – we must continue to protect children at risk

The malaria season is coming – we must continue to protect children at risk

As anxiety around the COVID-19 pandemic is felt around the globe, the voices of those at risk of malaria ring in parallel—voices which often go unheard. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malaria takes a child’s life every two minutes. The vast majority of incidence and mortality occur in sub-Saharan Africa, where health systems …

A new global movement to accelerate the road to malaria elimination

A new global movement to accelerate the road to malaria elimination

Firm in the belief that empowered community and civil society are game-changers in health responses, we  (representatives of national, regional and global malaria communities and civil society attending the First Malaria World Congress) have come together and formed the Global Civil Society for Malaria Elimination (CS4ME). Our commitment is for joint advocacy for more effective, …

Don’t forget malaria during COVID-19

Don’t forget malaria during COVID-19

he response to COVID-19 is – and must be – all encompassing. The worry is that efforts to protect against malaria may go off the radar, with huge implications for public health in Africa. Since the Abuja 2000 Political Declaration on Roll Back Malaria, global efforts have dramatically reduced the global malaria burden. Unprecedented partnerships …

Using weather data to defeat malaria

The connection between climate and health is undeniable. Changing weather patterns increase transmission risk of mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria. By using data to time and target interventions, we can turn weather obstacles into opportunities.  A changing climate is a threat to human health. Increases in severe weather events – like cyclones Fani in East India …