The vaccine known as "RTS,S", made by GlaxoSmithKline, was the first "candidate" vaccine against malaria and was initially developed as long ago as 1987. This fact alone indicates just how difficult and tortuous it is to manufacture a safe, reliable and effective vaccine against the malaria parasite.
British drug company GlaxoSmithKline seeking regulatory approval for vaccine to prevent disease which kills around 660,000 people every year
The bugs have probably infected bats for millions of years and their immune system has evolved to cope
To think that every minute, a parent somewhere loses their son or daughter to malaria because of a mosquito bite is heart-wrenching
Mr Hornsby drove a series of ambulances from Normandy to the Netherlands
The midfielder was subjected to abuse earlier this season
Gates blames capitalism for channelling more money into curing minor ailments
Most modern popes die from natural causes, but Mike Higgins finds this was not always the case
Television chef Valentine Warner puts his foraging skills to the test on a South African game reserve, where he shows Sara Lawrence the joys of cooking in the wild.
Thirty years after Aids first surfaced, Barack Obama is today expected to declare "the beginning of the end" of the disease thanks to dramatic results achieved by antiretroviral drugs.
A great humanitarian step is also the most cost-effective measure for our own security
A discovery by British scientists has transformed the fight against the world's deadliest disease
But, be warned, a new exhibition shows what a beastly business animal reproduction can be
George Clooney has revealed he contracted malaria but has "completely" recovered from his battle with the illness.
Didier Drogba has admitted the Chelsea dressing room has been an "unhappy" place during their recent slump in form and says his own performances have been hampered by his battles with injury and malaria.
Chelsea striker Drogba has now shaken off malaria and aims to improve staggering record of 13 goals in 11 starts against the Gunners tomorrow