A malaria vaccine has eluded scientists for decades, but preliminary results from a phase 3 clinical trial in Africa are providing hope.
A trial study finds a malaria vaccine appears to cut infections by half in a one-year period.
Music icon Wyclef Jean and Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda on raising money to aid Haiti.
"Killer apps," so the technological jargon goes, can transform the fortunes of businesses while improving the lives of the people that use them. But very few can claim to improve the worldwide provision of healthcare.
Less than a week before The Academy Awards, Scarlett Johansson had yet to make a starlet's most scrutinized fashion decision: Her Oscar dress.
It has been exactly one year since I traveled 44 hours to Angola to interview Didier Drogba, the Chelsea and Ivory Coast superstar, for a story in Sports Illustrated magazine leading up to last year's World Cup. He couldn't have been more accommodating, spending 90 minutes talking to me in his private bungalow on the heavily fortified Ivory Coast team base in Cabinda during the African Cup of Nations.
The actor, who has since recovered, finds the lighter side of his illness in a new interview
George Clooney explains why he'll never run for office. Full interview airs January 21 at 9pmET on Piers Morgan Tonight.
If you think this is the year George Clooney will finally settle down, don't hold your breath.
His rep says he's "completely over" the disease after Piers Morgan Tweets that Clooney is "feeling rough"
India offered another $20 million in aid to its neighbor and rival Pakistan on Tuesday, but an official in the flood-ravaged country said he has no knowledge of the aid.
CNN's Kyung Lah reports from Shahdodkot, Pakistan, where residents are evacuating houses engulfed by rising floodwater.
For almost a million Pakistanis, the misery of epic flooding covering one-fifth of the country has now taken the form of communicable illnesses.
The massive flooding that has covered about one-fifth of Pakistan has claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, authorities said Saturday.
British pop star Cheryl Cole has been stricken with a disease rare in the developed world
Lady Gaga and President Obama don't often travel in the same circles, but they're the top competitors in a popularity contest that could have one of them setting a record by this weekend.
They are normally transmitters of the disease, but mosquitoes could one day be used to tackle malaria after scientists developed a genetically engineered version of the species that can deliver a vaccine.
The legendary Egyptian "boy king" Tutankhamun, commonly known as King Tut, died of conditions including malaria and complications from a leg fracture, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a forensic expert, talks about what the examination of King Tutankhamen's remains reveals.
I recently accompanied Margaret Chan, Director General of the WHO, and Ray Chambers, U.N. Special Envoy for Malaria, on a trip to Africa to see firsthand the region's fight against malaria.
After weeks of torrential rain and flooding in West Africa, humanitarian aid agencies on the ground fear an outbreak of diseases like malaria and cholera.
Carole Grant doesn't really trust medical doctors. She never has. Whenever she has had a health issue, she has headed straight for an herbalist, acupuncturist or other "natural" healer.
Nathan Wolfe is a hunter, but he doesn't carry a gun. His prey are invisible to the naked eye.
Billionaire Bill Gates and rock musician Bob Geldof have accused Italy and France of failing to follow up on promises to give more support to Africa.
The scene was more reminiscent of a Hollywood production than an elaborate prank by the Punk'd-master himself.
Ashton Kutcher fulfills his promise to "ding-dong-ditch" Ted Turner and CNN after winning a Twitter race.
Malaria is preventable and curable, yet every 30 seconds, a child in sub-Saharan Africa dies from the disease, according to the World Health Organization.
Researcher Dr. Stefan Kappe leads a tour of a malaria research laboratory and explains how a vaccine would work.
Saana Nyassi considers himself lucky.
For the past few decades when talking about malaria, public health officials and malaria experts have avoided the word "eradication."
For most Americans, mosquitoes are pests whose bites leave behind itchy bumps. But in other parts of the world, mosquitoes carry a disease called malaria that kills more than a million people each year.
Malaria is one of the world's worst health problems and one of its biggest killers, with half a billion people affected every year, according to the Roll Back Malaria partnership.
Ted Turner now asks Kutcher to use his Twitter prowess to combat malaria
The online popularity contest between celebrity Ashton Kutcher and CNN heated up Thursday, with CNN overtaking Kutcher's lead on Twitter just before midnight Thursday.
A new map illustrating global malaria risk in unprecedented detail suggests that wiping out the disease in many parts of the world is possible.
Scientists in the U.S. are developing a laser gun that could kill millions of mosquitoes in minutes.
As familiar and reassuring as the map of the world is, there is only so much that physical geography can tell us about the state of the planet.
Political corruption in Zimbabwe threatens efforts to save millions of people from malaria in the southern African country, according to aid agency officials.
Grammy award winning U2 front man Bono talks about his organization and politics with CNN's John Roberts.
Global activist and U2 frontman Bono attended the United Nations General Assembly in New York to push world leaders to join his ONE campaign in fighting disease, poverty, and hunger. He talked to CNN's John Roberts on "American Morning" about recent successes and what's next.
The 2008 World Malaria Report finds that the global health agency overestimated rates of new malaria cases by about 100 million per year
Researchers discover a genetic variant found almost exclusively in people of African descent that may increase the chances of developing AIDS
Friday marks Bill Gates' last official day of work at Microsoft. CNN's Maggie Lake looks at what's next for the company.
In a cramped, humid laboratory in London, mosquitoes swarming in stacked, net-covered cages are being scrutinized for keys to controlling malaria
Nowhere is the need for cheaper, renewable energy more apparent than Africa. There, the poorest villagers huddle around candles because even kerosene is too expensive.
The United Nations and the Red Cross began distributing relief supplies Tuesday to people affected by the devastating cyclone that killed at least 22,000 people in Myanmar on Friday.
CNN's Hugh Riminton reports on the challenges to provide aid to Myanmar.
Millions of people could face poverty, disease and hunger as a result of climate change, which is expected to hit poor countries the hardest, the World Health Organization warned
Climate change means more than warming at the poles. It can intensify disease and famine and endanger human health
If you are a hammer, as the saying goes, everything looks like a nail. If you are the World Health Organization, everything looks like a disease - even traffic accidents.
Ted Turner is working with Lutheran and United Methodist organizations to raise $200 million to fight malaria in Africa, the CNN founder announced Tuesday.
Charles Kimando, a doctor in Kenya, has long been frustrated with his limited arsenal of drugs to treat malaria. The parasitic disease makes its appearance after heavy rains in Embu, the central Kenyan town where he is based. Kimando has access to a drug called Arsucam, but it treats malaria with two different pills, one of which tastes terrible and sometimes has side effects. "It can be hard to get people to take the available drugs," he says.
President Bush walked somberly through a memorial where 250,000 Rwandans killed in the 1994 genocidal slaughter are buried, emerging to call it "a moving place that can't help but shake your emotions to the very foundation."
On his trip, the President highlights his success in fighting AIDS -- but avoids hot spots where his legacy is more vexed
President George W. Bush focused on a low-tech way to save the lives of African children Monday as he and first lady Laura Bush toured a Tanzanian clinic.
Even as a lame duck, President Bush flies above Obama in Tanzania. CNN's Ed Henry explains
President Bush gave Tanzania's president, who played basketball as a youth, a pair of Shaquille O'Neal's shoes Sunday, along with millions of dollars to help combat disease and poverty in the east African country.
Billboards and dancers wearing President Bush's likeness on Saturday welcomed the U.S. leader to Tanzania, the second stop on his and first lady Laura Bush's five-nation African tour.
Years before Melinda French met and married Bill Gates, she had a love affair - with an Apple computer. ¶ She was growing up in Dallas in a hard-working middle-class family. Ray French, Melinda's dad, stretched their budget to pay for all four children to go to college. An engineer, he started a family business on the side, operating rental properties. "That meant scrubbing floors and cleaning ovens and mowing the lawns," Melinda recalls. The whole family pitched in every weekend. When Ray brought home an Apple III computer one day when she was 16, she was captivated. "We would help him run the business and keep the books," she says. "We saw money coming in and money going out."
Despite the limits on their political involvement that go with their tax-exempt status, a growing number of charity groups aim to put their issues on the 2008 agenda
President Bush told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that the U.S. will tighten existing economic sanctions on Myanmar, citing a series of "the most egregious violations of human rights."
CNN's Zain Verjee takes a look at some of the most shocking moments in years past at the U.N. General Assembly.
Da-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah. It's the little riff that plays right before "American Idol" starts.
In 1981, Dr Mohga Kamal-Yanni was preparing to leave Egypt for a clinical attachment in England when her father had a heart attack. He fell in the street, and was taken to a public hospital, where Dr Kamal-Yanni kept vigil at his bedside until he regained his strength.
Eight trailblazing scientists who are about to change your life.
One dollar. It's the cost of a New York Times, less than half a cup of coffee at Starbucks. These days it's a paltry sum. Even less when you consider that right now, a billion people are struggling to survive on less than one dollar a day. This is what defines "extreme poverty."
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz issued this statement Thursday:
In the time it takes you to read this article, four African children will die from malaria. Before the day is over, it will claim the lives of 3,000 children.
This essay is adapted from a speech that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates delivered recently at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Gates received that museum's James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic work through the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
In the northern Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi, a young mother grieves.
The panel for the first CNN Future Summit program is set. Originating from Singapore, the one hour program will focus on the long-term impact of research into the fields of robotics, cybernetics, genetics and stem cells.
On a recent afternoon, in stifling 100-degree heat, eight fragile children lie in cribs covered with mosquito nets in the pediatric ward of a small hospital in Navrongo, a rural town in the West Af...
British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced "very substantial progress" in addressing African poverty at the G8 summit on Friday, but acknowledged only limited advancement on the other top issue on the agenda, global climate change.
Koraro, in northern Ethiopia, is isolated, underdeveloped and desperately poor.
News about West Nile virus often grabs the headlines, but comparing the disease to other mosquito-borne illnesses is like comparing the insect to an elephant.
As the death toll from the Indian Ocean tsunamis soars past 80,000, relief workers warn of even greater tragedy ahead if disease breaks out on a wide scale.
DEC. 1 WAS WORLD AIDS DAY, AND most of the news was sobering--an estimated three million deaths and 4.8 million new infections last year. But amid the gloom, Gordon Brown, Britain's Chancellor of t...
CANCER For Jim Stowers the key to successful philanthropy has been to treat it as he does his family of mutual funds, American Century investments. He gives donors "Hope Shares" and annual statemen...
A sharp increase in the demand for a potent anti-malaria drug has raised concerns of a supply shortage, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
The World Health Organization says that up to 70,000 refugees have died in Sudan's Darfur region since March 1, 2004 due to various causes, including diseases and malnutrition.
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Bill Howell began taking Lariam before going to Iraq in 2003. In March, three weeks after returning home, Howell fatally shot himself in his front yard.
It is October 2007, and the U.S. presidential elections are just over 12 months away. In a TV studio's green room, a presidential hopeful practices her lines: "As the sole superpower, the U.S. has ...
Scientists have accused international health agencies of supporting cheap, ineffective and outdated drugs to fight malaria in poor countries in a report published this week.
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