Malaria Eradication Possible, but Resources Needed

In Africa, malaria deaths have been cut by 33 percent in the last decade, and the recent discovery of a potential malaria treatment by University of Cape Town researchers has created a buzz in the global health community. Dr. David Brandling-Bennet of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told AllAfrica that while he is encouraged by this progress, efforts to eliminate malaria will not succeed without continued support and resources.

A Red Cross bed net distribution team checks households to record the number of people in each household and the number of sleeping places (file photo).

  • South Africa:  UCT Scientists Make Malaria Breakthrough

    Health-e, 29 August 2012

    A compound that has the potential to cure malaria in a single dose has been discovered by researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT). read more »

  • Africa:  Scientific World Abuzz Over Potential Malaria Cure

    Daily Maverick, 30 August 2012

    While it's too soon to foresee an end to malaria as a killer disease, UCT's announcement on Tuesday of the discovery of a compound with the potential power to cure all strains of ... read more »

  • Africa:  Strategic Framework for National Malaria Communication

    Roll Back Malaria Partnership, 5 September 2012

    Roll Back Malaria Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of The Strategic Framework for Malaria Communication at the Country Level - a key reference document for policy ... read more »

  • Africa:  African Research Identifies Possible Single-Dose Malaria Cure

    Medicines for Malaria Venture, 28 August 2012

    Compound discovered by UCT drug discovery programme selected by MMV for its potent activity against multiple points in parasite's lifecycle read more »

  • Africa:  African Antimalarial Research Bears First Fruit

    Medicines for Malaria Venture, 28 August 2012

    Promising new compound becomes the first stemming from an African–MMV collaboration to enter preclinical development read more »

  • South Africa:  The Story of the Three Strands - MMV390048

    Medicines for Malaria Venture, 28 August 2012

    H3-D is born The idea of a drug discovery centre in South Africa was first raised in a discussion between Professor Kelly Chibale and an ex-colleague, Dr Frederik Deroose in ... read more »

Laboratory evaluation of tests and expert microscopy of samples from suspected malaria patients in Madagascar (file photo).