It is ironic that coal fired power plants contribute to climate change which could result in the malfunctioning of the power plants, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
If you've ever felt that mosquitoes specifically target you more than your friends, you could be right.
Chinese researchers were able to considerably reduce dangerous mosquito populations by using a bacteria-based strategy that interferes with their reproductive cycle.
Every death from malaria is a tragedy. But many infections can be prevented. This is particularly true for holidaymakers, travellers, or people visiting their families in malaria endemic areas.
If you have travelled to a warmer area over Easter, you would have been at risk of malaria, a health official has warned, after similar outbreaks after Easter the past few years.
Researchers discover the survival mechanism of the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria.
Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialised laboratory technicians.
Spraying households with long-acting residual insecticides is helping in the fight against malaria, says the Limpopo Department of Health.
In an effort to reduce infections and mortality caused by malaria, spraying has started early across Limpopo this season.
Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions, writes Simon Kariuki.
Delays in delivery of malaria testing kits, and staff shortages in Mpumalanga, have sparked a widespread outcry from the communities where the disease is rapidly spreading.
Researchers from Oxford University and local scientists conducted a 7350km trip across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya to extract and analyse DNA in remote locations, generating useful genetic data within hours.
We’ve only ever heard of the dark side of iron deficiency and the severe health problems it can cause if left untreated. But could this condition have any positive effects?
After having studied the disease for more than 30 years, pathologist John Frean from Wits University shares the basics of prevention this World Malaria Day.
Mosquito nets are to be handed out for free to the farming communities around Hoedspruit and Tzaneen.
Cases of malaria have been reported in Limpopo province, but the Malaria Institute believes they have everything in place to control further infections.
Brian Gitta, 24, has reportedly become the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, after he invented a device which tests malaria without drawing blood.
They concocted a mixture that is a negative pseudo-azeotrope, used in perfumes – which happens to both repel and kill mosquitos.
Niger has launched a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding sites in the capital in the wake of heavy rains that have lashed the city since June.
Cases of Malaria in Mpumalanga have dropped dramatically in the past two weeks, acting director of the province's malaria control Mandla Zwane says.
Cooling weather may ease risk, but this must not lead to complacency.
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