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Tackling malaria is a challenge we as a global community have been trying to overcome for decades. New medications and protection from mosquitoes are effective shields, make no mistake, but now is the time to go on the offensive. Recent...
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August 20th marks the date of Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery of the link between female anopheles mosquitoes and the transmission of malaria to humans, all the way back in 1897. This has led the way to today’s research into the...
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The World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2020 highlighted impressive gains in malaria reduction over the past twenty years, including the prevention of an estimated 1.5 billion malaria cases and 7.6 million malaria deaths between 2000–2019.  However, Erada founder, Dr. Benji Pretorius, says efforts to combat malaria must be accelerated if we wish to...
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As the world begins to take stock of the impacts caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s World Malaria Day is especially significant. Now that restrictions across the globe are beginning to be lifted, we must make sure that malaria...
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Covid-19 has taught us crucial lessons in how we as a global community react to and manage pandemics. It is essential that we learn from these lessons and protect vulnerable communities from the next disease outbreak, whenever that might be....
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Members of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN), met on the 7th to 11th of September for Malaria Week. Hosted virtually in Vietnam, it was a week to discuss progress, innovations and...
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The spectre of climate change threatening our futures is a conversation that has been dropped in recent months in the wake of Covid-19. But it has not gone away and will continue to haunt us in the years to come....
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2020 was heralded as the year the global community stepped up its fight to eradicate malaria once and for all. Slowing death rates and mortality1, coupled with advancements in detection and research, painted an encouraging picture. Now Covid-19 threatens to...
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“We are on a mission to save lives.” Dr Benji Pretorius has a special message from the South Africa-Zimbabwe border for World Malaria Day 2020. As the world tries to cope with the Covid19 pandemic, Dr Pretorius – who himself...
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