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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the first African director-general of the World Health Organization

Ethiopian minister is first African to head the World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been chosen as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). CD Anderson Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

The Kite Patch: fighting malaria

A mosquito repellent patch, made using non-toxic substances, is being developed to curb diseases such as malaria. Developed by Olfactor Laboratories in the US,...
South Africa wins award for fight against malaria

South Africa wins award for fight against malaria

Africa is making strides in the fight against malaria. While there is still work to be done, and the battle continues, countries were honoured for what they have done so far. And South Africa was one of the 14 to have been awarded for its work to eradicate the deadly disease.

African products sold online to fight malaria

Buying a pair of shweshwe pyjama pants – they come in five Afro-inspired colours – will help to keep families in Mozambique safe from malaria. The idea is that making a difference is as easy as sleeping, says Goodbye Malaria. Cash raised is used for spraying homes to kill Anopheles mosquitoes.

‘African solution to an African problem’

  By Anne Taylor 20 August 2013 A project led by the University of Cape Town has given new impetus to the race to find a single-dose...

Mozzie candle creates buzz

South African indigenous herbal knowledge and modern technology have come together to create a recipe for success in an insect-repelling candle that is proven to surpass other similar products.
Homegrown malaria test kit lauded

Afcon 2013 to mobilise against malaria

Afcon 2013 to mobilise against malaria

African football stars and heads of state will promote the Roll Back Malaria Partnership's United Against Malaria campaign throughout the 2013 Africa Nations Cup tournament in South Africa.

Homegrown malaria test kit lauded

Two local innovators have won the 2012 South African Breweries Foundation Social Innovation Award for developing a reliable, low-cost malaria test kit. The device is one of only nine in the world, and the only one of its kind that is fully African-owned and developed.
An end to malaria?

An end to malaria?

The discovery by scientists at the University of Cape Town of MMV390048, a synthetic molecule, has led to a possible cure for malaria. The implications are huge: the disease toll runs into the billions of dollars each year.
Defeating malaria “within reach”

Humans, pests face off

The fight against mosquito-borne diseases has gained another child-friendly weapon, in the form of a fun game that conveys important lessons to children about taking preventive action.
Board game makes Aids education fun

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