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Chloroquine has been used to treat malaria and other diseases but some – mostly notably President Donald Trump – are pushing it as a potential COVID-19 treatment. Arizona allows its use in limited cases.

While President Trump touts an anti-malarial drug as a possible coronavirus treatment, Gov. Doug Ducey is allowing its use in limited circumstances in Arizona – dividing advocates over whether he’s gone too far or not far enough. Read more»

President Donald Trump has enthusiastically pushed the use of two malaria drugs — one in combination with an antibiotic — to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But there is currently only limited evidence to suggest the drugs are effective against the new virus. Read more»

For a woman in Malawi, there’s a one-in-36 chance of dying in her lifetime during birth or in the late stages of pregnancy, which are 58 times greater odds of death than for a woman in United States.

Malawi has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world, even though it has made great strides in the last decade. There’s a one-in-36 chance of dying during childbirth or in the late stages of pregnancy. Read more»