Paving the road to a malaria free world

27 October 2015

malaria medicao

The first feature in a new multimedia series exhibited by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine explores the introduction of the vaccine against malaria in Africa.

After the past 15 years, malaria infections have halved across Africa, yet in 2013 more than 3 billion people remained at risk of the disease globally. This year, the first vaccine against malaria – RTS,S -completed clinical trials and showed some level of protection, but will it be enough?

The journalist Meera Senthilingam investigates where a vaccine will fit into the current fight against malaria and explores what´s left to tackle the disease once and for all. See the full project at the website of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Articles about Malaria already published in HCS-Manguinhos:

Cueto, Marcos. La “cultura de la sobrevivencia” y la salud pública internacional en América Latina: la Guerra Fría y la erradicación de enfermedades a mediados del siglo XX. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Mar 2015, vol.22, no.1, p.255-273. ISSN 0104-5970

Silva, Renato da and Paiva, Carlos Henrique Assunção. The Juscelino Kubitschek government and the Brazilian Malaria Control and Eradication Working Group: collaboration and conflicts in Brazilian and international health agenda, 1958-1961Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Mar 2015, vol.22, no.1, p.95-114. ISSN 0104-5970

Nussenzweig, Ruth Sonntag. Breakthroughs towards a malaria vaccineHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, June 2011, vol.18, no.2, p.559-564. ISSN 0104-5970

Gachelin, Gabriel and Opinel, Annick Malaria epidemics in Europe after the First World War: the early stages of an international approach to the control of the diseaseHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, June 2011, vol.18, no.2, p.431-470. ISSN 0104-5970

Estrada Orrego, Victoria and Márquez Valderrama, Jorge. Etiología parasitaria y obstáculos epistemológicos: el caso de la malaria en ColombiaHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Mar 2007, vol.14, no.1, p.91-118. ISSN 0104-5970

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