Malaria and related matters explained in the words of survivors, experts and activists.
Eileen Buxton is a nurse in Ghana where malaria causes more than 3% of maternal deaths each year. Her job puts in her in contact with malaria patients. She understands their symptoms and knows they can be fatal. So when she got sick during her pregnancy she imagined the worst. Listen to her story.
Pregnant with malaria: Eileen's story
Pregnant women are more likely to catch diseases such as malaria and they are less likely to receive appropriate treatment. Dr Hellen Barsosio, a Kenyan researcher and medical doctor tells us more about this inequality at the heart of medical research.
Gender bias at the heart of medical research
Pregnant women are particularly sensitive to malaria. Despite this known fact, there is a shortage of effective treatments. Today we discuss the potential for new treatment options for malaria in pregnancy with Maud Majeres Lugand and Myriam El Gaaloul, the two co-leads of MMV's malaria in pregnancy programme.
New treatment options are needed for malaria in pregnancy