A British scientist is proposing a new approach to fighting the spread of malaria, a treatable mosquito-borne disease that kills hundreds of thousands each year, the vast majority of them young children in Africa. As Faith Lapidus reports, he is developing an antimalarial drug designed not for humans, but for mosquitoes.
A new church in South Africa celebrates drinking, and not just the communion wine. Worshippers at the Gabola church attend services in bars and taverns, where a pastor blesses their alcoholic beverages. From Washington, VOA’s Jill Craig has more on this unorthodox church.
What if refilling a prescription was as easy as withdrawing money from an ATM? A South African tech company wants to make that possible. Its innovation, the Pharmacy Dispensing Unit, is being tested in Johannesburg, and health experts say it could provide a strong boost for the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and potentially the region. Zaheer Cassim reports for VOA from Alexandra township of Johannesburg.