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More Than Just "Jet Lag"

Kelly Granger in Ghana with her djembe, a traditional Ghanian drum made from carved wood and goatskin.

Kelly Granger felt tired after returning from her six-week study abroad trip to Ghana. Her fatigue quickly deteriorated into something much worse...

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A Family's Ordeal

Malaria sent brothers Ridhwan and Mohammad Adisa to the hospital, after they returned from visiting friends and relatives in their parents' native country of Nigeria...

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Malaria sent Ridhwan and Mohammad Adisa to the hospital.

The Risks of Unproven "Antimalarials"

Tom Miller and friends in Emali, Nigeria, December 2004.

Tom Miller thought a homeopathic medicine would protect him from malaria when he traveled to Nigeria, but it did not...

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A Humanitarian Mission

Stuart Ver Wys survived severe malaria after he contracted malaria during a mission trip to Haiti. He had not taken any drugs to prevent malaria...

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Stuart Ver Wys convalescing. In the background is the Spirit of Grace, the ship that took him to Haiti.

A Visit Home

Street scene in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone

Mariama Jones was 19 weeks pregnant when a family crisis required that she travel to her native Sierra Leone. Within a week of her return from Africa, she developed a fever and chills and could not go to work...

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Malaria Visits a Child in Africa

Ramadhani Shida Mashaka was only 8 months old when he got seriously ill, but it did not seem to be very bad at first...

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A picture of the child in this story (Courtesy: The Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre and the Rufiji District Council Health Management Team, Tanzania)
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