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New strategies needed to combat malaria increase

Malaria cases have significantly increased in 13 countries, according to the World Health Organization’s 2018 World Malaria Report—and experts say that more work is needed to prevent the disease from further rebounding. The WHO report found that global…

Malaria genetic surveillance project receives HGI grant

A Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health project to conduct genetic surveillance of malaria parasites in China is one of seven projects to receive grants this year from the Harvard Global Institute (HGI). Led by Dyann Wirth,…

Scientists seek strategies to fight malaria resistance

Although malaria deaths worldwide dropped from more than 800,000 in 2000 to fewer than 500,000 in 2015, disease rates have started to rise again, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Experts are looking at a multipronged approach to fight the…

New drug approved for malaria treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug aimed at a particular type of malaria that accounts for about 8.5 million infections per year—roughly 15-20% of all malaria cases around the world. The new drug,…

Exploring the vexing world of malaria control

As a visiting professor in the Chan School’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID), Hilary Ranson immersed herself in the fundamental research unfolding within IID’s laboratories — studies of the malaria parasite and its abilities to outwit…

Multifaceted approach key to eradicating malaria

October 25, 2017 – Throughout the twentieth century, researchers hoped to discover a “magic bullet” to cure malaria. But today experts realize that efforts to curb or eradicate the mosquito-borne disease must be multifaceted, from research to policy…