Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received it were protected. […]

Thousands feared dead after Cyclone Idai rips through southern Africa

The full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi is become clearer as the death toll across the region continues to rise with thousands still missing. Mozambique’s president said he feared as many as 1,000 people may have died in the country alone in what is being described as […]