Ghana prepares for trials of the RTS,S malaria vaccine, it’s announced that the PfSPZ vaccine will be tested in early 2020. Venezuelan malaria cases reached 1 million in 2018 and Bill Gates celebrates World Mosquito Week.
A new film using AI technology reveals David Beckham speaking nine languages, calling on people to join the world’s first voice petition to end malaria. Hear from Elvis Eze, who is part of the campaign.
Combining data on parasite genetics and human movement can provide greater insight into how malaria spreads, Nigeria loses N132 billion to malaria each year and Stuart McCarthy, an Australian veteran, calls for a Royal Commission into Tafenoquine.
The Mobile Malaria team have just set off on a 6,000 km journey across Africa, taking portable DNA sequencing technology with them on the road. I speak with Dr George Busby who leads the team.
Treating children and adults with ivermectin blocks malaria transmission, an experimental drug called ‘DSM265′ cures seven of malaria and the British Department of Health spends £56 million on research into the health impacts of climate change.
Creating reference genomes for mosquitos is a challenge. But now, in a partnership between the Sanger Institute and PacBio, it can be made with just 100 nanograms of DNA.