Home > Medical > Malaria > About malaria About malaria All sections in Malaria » About Malaria » Prevention » Treatment » Complications » FAQs » Health Tips » Malaria in SA » Multimedia » Malaria News » Real-life Story Using 'gene drive' to create malaria-resistant mosquito Researchers have created genetically-modified mosquitoes resistant to the malaria parasite, raising the possibility of one day stopping the spread of the disease. One million Africans to catch malaria from newly-constructed dams The building of over 80 new dams across sub-Saharan Africa is expected to cause over one million cases of malaria this year with people living near these dams at the greatest risk. Remarkable drop in malaria death rates Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, but Ebola threatens to reverse some gains. Assess Life expectancy » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Join Body Talk » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Five facts you need to know about malaria Malaria, an African story Drug-resistant malaria could reach Africa Drug-resistant malaria threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease. Malaria Malaria is an infection of red blood cells caused by a single-celled parasite. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people?