Access to healthcare can be extremely limited, with the nearest health facility located hours away. Transaid is using bicycle ambulances to transport mothers and children.
What makes a public health animation effective and, as the NHS introduces an online quiz to determine heart age, will such quizzes have a greater role in public health?
Vaccines against malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis ‘unlikely’ unless funding triples, an investigational drug developed by Portland State University to go through clinical trials and 10,000 genetically modified mosquitoes are due to be set free in Africa.
Margaret Reilly McDonnell, the Executive Director of Nothing But Nets discusses the importance of mosquito nets, the growing issue of insecticide resistance and cuts to foreign aid.
Dr Mike Coleman and Kirsten Duda of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine discuss their mobile game, Resistance 101, that aims to make concepts of insecticide resistance more accessible and engaging.
Celebrations take place to recognise the work of Sir Ronald Ross on World Mosquito Day, the UK International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, threatens to halt £1.5bn of aid money if there is a no-deal Brexit and bloodless malaria testing could become a reality.
Live from Durham University, I speak with Professor Steve Lindsay. His research in developing a new type of mosquito net has hit the headlines, being described as ‘revolutionary’, with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives.