"I want to help accelerate progress against malaria by shining a spotlight on the people fighting the disease on the frontline"
Thomas Locke
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Malaria: The Basics

Learn more about malaria with these introductory articles.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease spread by mosquitos.

There were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, according to the World Health Organisation. The disease is caused by a one-celled parasite called a ‘Plasmodium’.

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The natural ecology of malaria involves two types of hosts: humans and mosquitoes.

In humans, the parasites grow and multiply first in the liver cells and then in red blood cells. 

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There are three types of malaria infection.

‘Infected Symptomatic’ individuals are infected with malaria and exhibit malaria symptoms. As such, they should be tested for the disease (RDT) and provided with relevant treatment (ACT).

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To eradicate malaria, we must address three fundamental points: economic development, new tools and the scale-up of core interventions.

Increased political commitment is needed to eradicate malaria. Countries must understand that eradicating malaria requires sustained investment, not just a quick cash injection.

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One of three terms is used to describe an organisation’s aims: control, eliminate or eradicate.

But what do these terms mean? 

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Malaria: The Basics

Learn more about malaria with these introductory articles.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease spread by mosquitos.

There were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, according to the World Health Organisation. The disease is caused by a one-celled parasite called a ‘Plasmodium’.

Read More…

The natural ecology of malaria involves two types of hosts: humans and mosquitoes.

In humans, the parasites grow and multiply first in the liver cells and then in red blood cells.

Read More…

There are three types of malaria infection.

‘Infected Symptomatic’ individuals are infected with malaria and exhibit malaria symptoms. As such, they should be tested for the disease (RDT) and provided with relevant treatment (ACT).

Read More…

To eradicate malaria, we must address three fundamental points: economic development, new tools and the scale-up of core interventions.

Increased political commitment is needed to eradicate malaria. Countries must understand that eradicating malaria requires sustained investment, not just a quick cash injection.

Read More

One of three terms is used to describe an organisation’s aims: control, malaria or eradicate. 

But what do these terms mean? 

Read More

Educational Resources

Education is a vital part of eradicating malaria. I’ve developed a series of educational resources to help raise awareness of the disease.