May not be perfect
The article “Buying time: Fortifying our last antimalarial drug” wins this year’s New Scientist prize by the editor Roger Highfield. It gives us information about current situation and facing problems on malaria in developing countries, especially in Africa.
Popular science articles should describe the scientific knowledge and discovery by interesting ways. This article using three parts to describe malaria issue: background introduction, raising the current facing problems and situation, solution.
This article is clearly the key to grasp the problem; it has interesting beginning by a hypothesis so that readers will certainly be an immersive experience. Also, the interviewers they chose are very suitable objects.
Some statements are very brief, but very powerful. Such as:
“Of these, one-fifth do not survive. For the majority of malaria sufferers, the only effective antimalarial drug still standing, artemisinin, is too expensive.”
However, even this article got the award from the editor of New Scientist magazine, I still believe some of readers may not fully understand “what is malaria” and “how serious the malaria is” etc.
If this article can add the following information may be better:
In many of the world’s poorest countries, malaria is the major infectious disease, affecting about 350 million to 500 million populations each year. 1 million people die from malaria each year, and 90% occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Infected pregnant women and their fetuses are particularly vulnerable to the disease, which is caused by low birth weight, anemia and infant mortality. In sub-Saharan Africa, there are 2 000 more children each day die from malaria. The surviving children could not escape injury. Intermittent fever and anemia can damage young children on mental and physical. Malaria can also be debilitating to adults, cannot work in several days or even weeks after the onset. 
 The Millennium Development Goals Report 2005 Available from: http://www.unstats.un.org/unsd/mi/pdf/MDG%20Book.pdf
Picture from UN.org The Millennium Development Goals Report 2005 http://www.unstats.un.org/2005
Written by Yuchao