africa health

In the Lab: Six Innovations Scientists Hope Will End Malaria

By Katy Migiro ARUSHA, Tanzania, June 8 – After being abandoned as too ambitious in 1969, global plans to eliminate malaria are back on the agenda, with financial backing from the world’s richest couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, and U.S. President Barack Obama. The Gateses aim to eradicate malaria by 2040 by doubling funding over

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Liberia’s Burial Workers Struggle to Forget Horrors of Ebola

By Kieran Guilbert MONTSERRADO, Liberia, Jan 21 – Clinging to the corpses of her parents, the cries of the four-year-old girl echoed around the house as Ezekiel Kalapelee and his colleagues entered the building in the middle of the night. The former burial worker recalls how the hysterical, hungry child, who had been abandoned by

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