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NIAID Role in Malaria Research

NIAID is the lead agency in the U.S. federal government supporting malaria research and development. The Institute has a longstanding commitment to malaria research to support the goals of reducing morbidity and mortality from malaria and ultimately eradicating the disease.

To accomplish these goals, NIAID focuses on

  • Understanding the biology of malaria parasites and their interactions with mosquito vectors and human hosts
  • Developing tools needed for effective and sustainable malaria prevention, treatment, and control
  • Enhancing research infrastructure in malaria-endemic countries
  • Encouraging global cooperation

In 2010, NIAID established the International Centers of Excellence in Malaria Research, a global network of independent research centers in malaria-endemic settings.

Last Updated July 23, 2010