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).
- Community-based interventions found valuable
- Pedro Alonso to be new WHO Global Malaria Programme Director
- A woman scientist’s long journey from Somalia to WHO
- Research identified for managing childhood fevers