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).
- Research identified for managing childhood fevers
- Malaria deaths halved among children in last decade
- Test and treat for malaria
- African governments need to commit to research