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A night shift in the hospital on the frontline of the fight against malaria.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Algeria and Argentina are now free of malaria.
This means that there has not been a single case of anyone catching the disease in either country over the past three years.
The WHO's declaration is good news in the face of concern that malaria may be making a resurgence as according to the most recent annual figures, global malaria cases are no longer falling.
Algeria is the second country Africa to be officially recognised as malaria-free, after Mauritius, which was certified in 1973, the WHO says.
It puts the success down to work "ensuring no-one was left behind in getting the services they needed to prevent, detect and cure the disease".
“Algeria and Argentina have eliminated malaria thanks to the unwavering commitment and perseverance of the people and leaders of both countries,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom, WHO Director-General, said.
“Their success serves as a model for other countries working to end this disease once and for all.”
Initial testing of the vaccine, developed over 30 years, has shown a prevention rate of nearly 40%.
A malaria vaccine which is being called the first to give partial protection against the disease, is being rolled out in Malawi. It works by training the immune system to attack the malaria parasite which is spread by mosquito bites. In a few weeks it will be rolled out in Kenya and then Ghana. BBC Newsday's Lawrence Pollard spoke to Dr David Schellenberg who has been working on the development of the vaccine with the World Health Organisation in Geneva. (Photo: Malawians going through a medical checkup by a paramedic Credit: MAURICIO FERRETTI/AFP/Getty Images )
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According to the World Health Organisation and the World Bank, malaria is the largest factor of disease in Africa. Dr. Richard Idro is a neurologist and paediatrician from Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. He's just been awarded the inaugural Greenwood Africa Award for his work on malaria and his research around a hidden cost of the infection among children who survive the disease but are left with neurological problems.