In 2010, malaria caused nearly 700,000 deaths worldwide, mostly among African children. Yet, the infectious disease is preventable and curable.
Malaria prevention, control and treatment are priorities for researchers at DGHI -- who are working across Africa and South America on various mmalaria projects. Some are studying the causes of fever with an emphasis on increasing accurate diagnoses and treatment for malaria. Others are working to develop a tool tailored to local need that scientists and public health officials can use to improve the effectiveness and safety of malaria control strategies. Yet, others are trying to understand the demographic, ecological and entomological drivers of malaria as they relate to migration and land use changes like deforestation.