Resistance to front-line malaria drugs confirmed in Africa

“The artemisinin-based treatments are taking longer to clear infections. But they are still working — for now.” “Signs of drug resistance have long been present in Africa: for instance, in Rwanda between 2012 and 2015, scientists detected1 the existence of gene mutations associated with resistance in malaria parasites. A new study, published in the New England Journal […]

Public health-relevant consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review

“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges to health systems worldwide, including the control of non-COVID-19 diseases. Malaria cases and deaths may increase due to the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic in malaria-endemic countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This scoping review aims to summarize information on public health-relevant effects of the […]

Poverty & Structural Inequalities

One of the articles in my tab “Current News” outlines that Sub-Saharan Africa needs more than just “quick fixes.” They need infrastructure and developmental changes in order to survive malaria endemic regions and with climate change getting worse, there is more of a need for starting steps/tools. It is true, there is so much poverty […]


It is so disheartening to learn about all the structural inequities people face in developing country, often in the control of white wealthy decision makers. I’m sure many people sit and think why does Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from infectious disease so drastically compared to the rest of the world. And honestly, it all boils down […]

Consumerism Culture

One thing I haven’t completely conceptualized globally is the consumerism that we see in the United States. I knew that this mass production was out of our means and that it was having damaging effects on the Earth, but I never knew it affected other countries as much. I remember in class my professor displayed […]

Population Services International

“Population Services International helps women live healthier and plan the families they desire. A large part of PSI’s work focuses on sexual and reproductive health and contraception, but they also are involved with HIV, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene, and non-communicable diseases including diabetes, hypertension, and cervical cancer.” Link to donate:

Malaria Consortium

“Malaria Consortium delivers programs that protect the poorest and most marginalized children in Africa and Asia from a range of deadly diseases, including malaria and pneumonia. We recommend their Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) project in particular. SMC is an extremely cost-effective and evidence-based way of protecting children under 5 from malaria.” Link to donate:

Against Malaria Foundation

“Against Malaria Foundation works to prevent the spread of malaria by distributing long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to susceptible populations in developing countries. AMF has been active in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.” Link to donate:

Help ZMCC Get a Microscope “Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. A microscope would allow staff at Zion Medical Community Clinic to properly diagnose malaria and therefore provide proper interventions for the community. Uganda has one of the highest rates of malaria in the world due to lack of […]