How high is the probability of being bitten by a mosquito which transfers Malaria?

Shall I risk??? …  only taking the appropriate action of repellent? or instead filling my body with highly expensive chemicals every single day??

well, for Dar es Salaam  – a malaria hot spot – I did not think twice to take a prophylaxis called Malarone…


I conduct my field work mostly in regions of very low or no risk – over an altitude of 1800 m – which is the preferred habitat for my model bird species, the stonechats… mostly I stay along the border to Kenya e.g. the Rift Valley, Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions (see map).

but what about all the people who cannot afford it?

… 2 million!!

75% children…

and infects 400 to 500 million, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

each single year!!!

but people try to find solutions:

Two easier-to-use and more affordable malaria treatments have been introduced by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), a non-profit partnership launched in 2003 involving MSF, WHO, and public research institutes from Brazil, France, India, Kenya, and Malaysia, with the aim of researching and developing new, field-adapted drugs and drug formulations to treat neglected diseases.