Dr. Malla Rao
Deputy Branch Chief
Parasitology and International Programs Branch
Principal Investigator: Liwang Cui, Ph.D.
Lead Institution: Pennsylvania State University, University Park
The central goal of the Southeast Asia ICEMR is to improve understanding of malaria epidemiology and vector systems, and their roles in malaria transmission. The research team will also examine the mechanisms of drug resistance in parasites so that more effective, integrated malaria control can be achieved through a combination of accurate surveillance of the disease, integrated vector control and more effective treatments in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia accounts for 30 perfect of global malaria morbidity and eight percent of global mortality. The regional ICEMR will bring together diverse expertise from the U.S., China and Thailand to address urgent problems that are relevant to both regional and global malaria control.
Map description: Associated sites in China (Anhui Province, Guanxi Province, Yunan Province), Thailand (Sa Kaeo, Mae Sod), Myanmar (Kachin State, Shan State)
Last Updated February 07, 2012
Last Reviewed April 05, 2011