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Armyworms: The hungry caterpillar threatening a global food crisis

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Armyword. theguardian.com

A plague of armyworms is marching across Africa, devastating crops, and claiming new territory at an alarming rate

May 18, 2017 — Speaking Darwinistically, the planet should have no truck with the spodoptera genus, commonly known as armyworms. Fat, slow over the ground and unspeakably terrible looking, they Continue reading Armyworms: The hungry caterpillar threatening a global food crisis

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

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MALARIA VACCINE TRIALS. A child suffering from malaria lies on a bed at the hospital of Nyarugusu, in north west of Tanzania, on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/STEPHANIE AGLIETTI

The vaccine, also known as Mosquirix, is developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. The large-scale three-country pilot will test it on children aged 5 to 17 months

NAIROBI, Kenya (Apr. 24, 2017) — A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, April 24, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. Continue reading First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa