First off, Happy World Malaria Day! A day that allows us to recognize all those globally who have worked tirelessly to find a cure for Malaria. In 2016, there were an estimated 216 million cases of Malaria leading to about 445,000 deaths, according to the CDC. Ninety percent of those cases were present in the WHO African Region. Fortunately, from 2010 to 2016 the mortality rate for malaria has been cut by nearly 25%, which is a step in the right direction. The disease continues to prove detrimental to the lives of individuals living in poorer tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In many of these countries, Malaria is the leading cause of death, especially impacting young children, who have weak immune systems, and pregnant women, whose immune systems have been weakened by pregnancy. The mosquito, Anopheles gambiae complex, is a major transmitter of the disease while the parasite species, Plasmodium falciparum, is the species most likely to cause severe Malaria cases and/or death….