Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that kills more than one million people each year. Over the past two decades, historic progress has been made in malaria treatment and prevention measures, saving more than 7 million lives and preventing over 1 billion malaria cases. Yet, malaria is still present in over 100 countries worldwide and half of the world’s population is at risk of infection.
Each year on 25th April marks the internationally recognised World Malaria Day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that we have made that gets us closer to a malaria-free world.
The Editors of BMC Medicine are delighted to share with you a selection of key papers that highlight some of the best malaria research published in the journal to mark the world malaria day.