Can the world eradicate malaria by 2050?
October 21, 2019 –For public health practitioners, malaria is a daunting foe. More than 200 million people become sick with it annually, and more than 400,000 people die from it each year, many of whom are children under…
Could wildfires in the Amazon drive malaria rates up?
Current wildfires burning in the Amazon could have a widespread impact on public health, according to experts. A September 17, 2019 article by DirectRelief discussed the potential environmental and health effects associated with the wildfires. Marcia Castro, Andelot…
New method to block malaria transmission identified
A new study shows that natural human immune responses can recognize and kill malaria parasites before they can spread to mosquitoes.
A former malaria patient takes on her wily foe
Lọla Fagbami, PhD ’19, is pursuing a novel approach to understanding how the malaria parasite becomes drug resistant.
A new approach to fighting malaria
New research offers a potential fresh approach to fighting malaria: directly target the parasite responsible for the disease.
Sex, Drugs & Mosquitoes
To stop malaria, Flaminia Catteruccia wants to medicate—not annihilate—the world’s mosquitoes.
Tracking drug-resistant malaria with genetic and cell phone data
Combining anonymized mobile phone location data with genetic data of the parasite that causes malaria may help scientists map and predict the spread of drug-resistant malaria, according to new research. A May 8 article in the Dhaka Tribune…
Epidemiologist Caroline Buckee receives Alice Hamilton Award
April 30, 2019 – To curb diseases like malaria, it’s crucial to know which people are infected so they can be treated, and to know their location so the spread of disease can be slowed. Harvard T.H. Chan…
Repurposing an existing drug may help control malaria
Children who received multiple doses of the wormicide ivermectin, which is known to kill mosquitoes, had significantly lower rates of malaria infection compared with children who received a single dose of the medication, according to new research published…
How Marcia Castro is fighting malaria in Brazil
Marcia Castro—an expert who draws on statistical models, satellite images, and field research to understand the spread and impact of malaria and other infectious diseases—was profiled in the February 2019 issue of the Brazilian magazine Piaui. Castro is…