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).
Nigeria: innovative training builds capacity for stronger drug safety monitoring
TDR at European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health
Rectal artesunate suppositories launched for severe malaria in young children
Biosafety for human health and the environment in the context of the potential use of genetically modified mosquitoes (GMMs)
Microscopy for the detection, identification and quantification of malaria parasites on stained thick and thin blood films in research settings