World Malaria Day April 2016 Oxford

Combatting Malaria Through Collaboration

18 April 2016

On Monday, 25 April a group of leading researchers marked World Malaria Day and their support for the global drive to ‘End Malaria for Good’. 

Philippe Guérin (WWARN), joined Sumi Biswas from the Jenner Institute, Dominic Kwiatkowski from MalariaGen, Katherine Battle from the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) and Nick White from the Wellcome Trust Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (MORU). The speakers discussed their innovative research and multi-disciplinary collaborations across Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe to support the global goal of eradicating malaria.

Watch the whole event video.

The speaker presentations included:

       P. vivax – the neglected parasite – mapping the challenge

       Pooled analyses – gathering large data sets to improve
       malaria drug efficacy and      patient treatment outcomes
  • Prof Nick White, Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit - Watch video
       Malaria and drug resistance – confirming and responding to
       ACT resistance in SE Asia
       A malaria vaccine – our progress on the development of
       a life-saving vaccine

       How can genomics help to end malaria for good?

The event was hosted in Oxford and chaired by Kevin Marsh, Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford and Chair of the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC).

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