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    #BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

    14 Dec 2020

    As the malaria season begins in southern Africa, Covid-19 complicates the picture

    Two of the nine global public health awareness days are associated with malaria: World Malaria Day, observed on 25 April, and World Mosquito Day on 20 August...

    By Jaishree Raman & Shüné Oliver 6 Nov 2020

    Breakthrough: microbe found to block the transmission of malaria

    Malaria has been a terrible human disease from before the neolithic period up to present day. It has likely caused more human deaths than any other infectious agent...

    By Jeremy Herren 9 Jun 2020

    #BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

    We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

    17 Dec 2019

    Kenya introduces anti-malaria vaccine

    Kenya has introduced a malaria vaccine to children from six months of age in selected areas of the country in a phased pilot introduction. It is the first and only vaccine to significantly reduce malaria in children...

    16 Sep 2019

    Global health still mimics colonial ways: here's how to break the pattern

    Imagine this scenario. A couple of newly minted Master of Public Health graduates from an African university, say in Rwanda, land in Washington DC for a two-week visit...

    By Madhukar Pai 19 Aug 2019

    Antimalarials less effective in malnourished children

    The most-prescribed antimalarial drug is less effective in severely malnourished children, a University of Cape Town study shows...

    16 Aug 2019

    Africa needs specialist capacity to tackle the spread of infectious diseases

    Over the past 10 years, a community of practice has begun to develop in Africa around research that uses models to understand and evaluate population-level health problems and their potential solutions...

    By Juliet Pulliam & Jonathan Dushoff 29 Jul 2019

    Killing mosquito larvae can contribute towards malaria elimination

    Malaria is a serious, complex and often fatal vector-borne disease caused by the parasite Plasmodium and transmitted when people are bitten by infected female Anopheles mosquitoes...

    By Tiaan de Jager & Taneshka Kruger 30 May 2019

    #WorldMalariaDay: As a Malian, the slogan 'zero malaria starts with me' has special meaning

    For the millions worldwide living with the daily reality of malaria, bringing an end to this awful disease can feel like a distant dream...

    By Mamadou Coulibaly 25 Apr 2019

    #WorldMalariaDay: What we're doing in Burkina-Faso to help stop it

    Malaria has been a terrible disease throughout human history. Deaths actually peaked over five million in the 1930s and it spread all over the world...

    By Elena Gómez Díaz 25 Apr 2019

    Cyclone Idai is over - but its health effects will be felt for a long time

    People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai...

    By Kerrigan McCarthy & Lucille Blumberg 15 Apr 2019

    WHO report: 630-million years of healthy life lost in Africa

    Nearly 630-million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across the World Health Organisation's (WHO's) 47 member states in Africa...

    28 Mar 2019

    Why African countries need to give genomic research a major boost

    All organisms are unique. Each having a set of genetic instructions for their build-up and maintenance. This set of genetic instructions is contained in genes that makeup a genome...

    By Lamech Mwapagha 30 Jan 2019

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