Malaria is a disease that was once on the decline but now efforts to contain it have stalled. The World Health Organization estimates Malaria killed 435,000 people in 2017 alone. This at a time when international research funding is declining. But the world’s biggest anti-malaria vaccine campaign offers hope for the future. DW’s Adrian Kriesch sent a report from the effects of Cyclone Idai on the spread of malaria, and Elena Levashina of the Max Planck Institute joins DW in the studio to discuss the reasons for the rise in rates and the exciting prospects offered by widespread vaccination.
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