Dozens of countries have brought malaria under control, but can we eradicate it?

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A child is given the RTS malaria vaccine in Gisambai, Kenya in March

A child is given the RTS,S malaria vaccine in Gisambai, Kenya in March


Forty-two countries or territories have been certified as malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). This has been attributed to efficient diagnosis and treatment for the parasitic condition, as well as the use of mosquito nets and insecticides.

But with climate change creating new breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that transmit malaria and the roll out of an effective vaccine too costly for many countries, eradicating malaria worldwide is not a straightforward task.

An estimated 247 million cases and 619,000…

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