Someone in Tanzania dies of malaria every five minutes. The mosquito-borne illness is preventable and treatable if caught early enough, but has been largely overlooked by the global health community. The vast majority of deaths from malaria are children under five and women in their first pregnancy. Even in its mildest, flu-like form, the parasitic disease can keep a significant proportion of the workforce in developing nations, like Tanzania, from their jobs. It was easily eradicated long ago in developed nations, but the longer it continues to flourish in places like Africa, the more resistant to drugs it becomes and the more difficult it will be to prevent it, treat it --- and eliminate it. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, virtually single-handedly, has begun addressing the issue by donating record amounts of money for research and prevention in the past few years. Researchers hope that by recognizing key trends in malaria and fighting it with combination therapies, they can begin to make a dent in one of the world’s most vicious but preventable diseases.