Every year, malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people, most of them young African children. Malaria can be controlled through the use of medicines, insecticides, and insecticide-treated screens and bednets, and can be treated with antimalarial drugs. Currently, there is no licensed vaccine against malaria; however, several vaccines are under development.
Malaria Vaccine R&D in the Decade of Vaccines: Breakthroughs, Challenges and Opportunities (2013)
An article that provides information on breakthroughs and opportunities in the field of malaria vaccine research and development.
Qualification of Standard Membrane-Feeding Assay with Plasmodium falciparum Malaria and Potential Improvements for Future Assays (2013)
An article about the assay used in the development of vaccines against malaria.
Page last updated: July 2013.