Home > Medical > Malaria > News News All sections in Malaria » About Malaria » Prevention » Treatment » Complications » FAQs » Health Tips » Malaria in SA » Multimedia » Malaria News » Real-life Story “Malaria Buddy” App launched on World Malaria Day 2016 Mobile apps are great modern tools that could help in the fight against malaria. The Malaria Buddy App provides info on the disease, how to prevent getting sick and what to do if you think you've got malaria. Gates invests £3 billion to eliminate malaria Britain's finance minister and tech billionaire Bill Gates unveiled a plan to spend billions to eradicate malaria, 'the world's deadliest killer'. Mexico approves dengue fever vaccine Mexican health authorities have approved the first vaccine for use against the dengue virus, which infects an estimated 390 million people every year. 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 Slower-than-average malaria declines in Africa Although there is a decrease in malaria cases, more attention needs to be focused on controlling mosquitoes and the creation of new insecticides. Swaziland likely to be first to eliminate malaria in southern Africa Swaziland’s malaria cases decreased by 99 percent between 2000 and 2014 and global malaria experts meet to recognise the country's role in the elimination of the disease. Drug-resistant malaria parasite could spread to Africa A drug-resistant malaria parasite from southeast Asia can infect African mosquitoes boosting fears that a hard-to-cure variant of the disease could reach the world's most vulnerable continent. Bill Gates and UN say malaria could be eradicated by 2040 Getting rid of malaria could ultimately save 11 million lives and provide $2 trillion in economic benefits. 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. World's first malaria vaccine could be delayed by up to 5 years The world's first malaria vaccine is promising, but should be used on a pilot basis before any wide-scale use, WHO experts are urging. Genetic variations help African children fight malaria In some cases, having a specific genetic variation almost halves a child's risk of developing a life-threatening case of malaria. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters!