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World Mosquito Day 2022: Climate change could threaten to expand malaria transmissions in Africa

Africa faces new challenges in its fight against malaria: the climate is becoming more mosquito friendly just as the insects are evolving to evade the insecticides and the malaria parasites are becoming resistant to medicines that have brought down deaths. In 2020, the World Health Organization estimated approximately 90% of malaria cases and 92% of deaths occurred in Africa. Over 600,000 African children died of malaria in that year alone.

How a Malawi Village is Fighting Malaria and Saving Lives

Malawi had nearly 7 million malaria cases last year, more than a third of the population, with 2,500 lives lost to the mosquito-borne disease. However, one village – Mwikala village in Machinga district – has become a model for how to eradicate malaria and in June was honoured as the first-ever to have zero malaria …

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