Malaria research is focused on helping low and middle income countries scale up their efforts to diagnose and treat malaria and prevent illness and deaths among the most vulnerable – pregnant women and children. This work covers evaluations of rapid diagnostic tests, studies on increasing access to effective treatment (particularly at the community level) and safety assessments of medicines for pregnant women.
In addition, researchers in African countries are receiving implementation research support and training that helps them increase access to affordable antimalarials. This work is being done with the Global Fund as part of the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm).
- Review finds operational research opportunities to control and eliminate malaria
- Malaria treatment rectal artesunate to be developed in India
- A TDR-PAHO small grants programme supports maternal and child health
- Community-based interventions found valuable
- Pedro Alonso to be new WHO Global Malaria Programme Director