New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) The IMD, the ICMR and Malaria No More, an NGO, are collaborating to create a multi-disciplinary India Interagency Expert Committee (IEC) on Malaria and Climate to explore ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The malaria vaccine has been developed by the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The new malaria vaccine was found 77% effective in trials
  • It is the first candidate vaccine for malaria to surpass a target set by WHO
  • The Serum Institute has committed to make at least 200 million doses annually

Experts have long worried about the emergence of drug resistance across Africa. (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • There are an estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide, according to the WHO
  • The disease killed more than 400,000 people in 2019
  • Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite

Dr Raj Panjabi is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@rajpanjabi)

  • Dr. Raj Panjabi and his family fled Liberia during its civil war and arrived in the US as refugees
  • Panjabi said he was humbled by the challenges the US faced to build back better
  • Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Panjabi

Cerebral malaria infects humans through the bite of Anopheles mosquito. (Photo credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • The study compared the brains of survivors with those who succumbed to the disease across different age groups
  • The scientists assessed 65 patients with cerebral malaria 
  • They discovered that brain swelling tends to reduce with the patient’s age

.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
A rare type of malaria caused by parasitic protozoa plasmodium ovale was detected in Kerala. (Photo credit: Representative image/Envato Elements)

  • The patient, a soldier, is admitted in a hospital at Kannur
  •  He was found to be infected with plasmodium ovale -- a rare species that causes malaria
  • The spread of the disease can be prevented, minister KK Sailaja said

.London, UK
Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Adrian Hill said a vaccine against malaria will be tested on more than 4,800 children
  • Professor Hill further stated that the vaccine could be ready by 2024
  • Unicef has labelled malaria as "the largest killer of children,”

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim thousands of lives. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Deaths in India due to malaria reduced by 20% from 2000-19
  • In South-East Asia, malaria cases and deaths reduced by 73% and 74%, respectively
  • India is also among the 11 highest-burden countries in terms if malaria cases and deaths