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.
WHO release new vector control guidelines, consolidating more than 20 sets of recommendations and Venezuela suffers a resurgence of malaria, with health officers “prohibited” to list the disease as a cause of death.
The SCPC committee meet in Switzerland to discuss global malaria communications, the Anopheline mosquito may have transmitted malaria before human existence and a Chinese scientist claims that the Plasmodium parasite can cure cancer.
WHO fails to recognise ‘socio-cultural’ context of communities in vaccine trials, scientists make genome assembly from DNA of single mosquito and researchers find that a parasite’s genome organisation correlates with its virulence.
The Global Fund seeks $14 billion to fund its disease work, a vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results and the Anopheles Stephensi mosquito is found in Ethiopia.