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NIAID Malaria Research Program

Nearly one million people die of malaria every year, mostly infants, young children, and pregnant women, and most of them in Africa. Finding effective ways to control and eventually eradicate the disease is a high priority of NIAID.

NIAID Strategic Plan for Malaria Research (PDF)

NIAID Research Agenda for Malaria (PDF, 2MB)

News and Events

Media Availability: Study Sheds Light on How the Immune System Protects Children from Malaria—April 17, 2014

Media Availability: Researchers Identify Genetic Marker of Resistance to Key Malaria Drug—Dec. 18, 2013

Media Availability: NIH-Funded Scientists Describe How Mosquitoes Are Attracted to Humans—Dec. 5, 2013

Media Availability: NIH-Funded Scientists Identify Potential Target for Malaria Drugs—Nov. 27, 2013

All Malaria Releases

News from NIAID-Supported Institutions

NIAID Malaria Webinar for Reporters, April 16, 2009 (transcript)
Transcript of the NIAID Webinar for Science and Medical Reporters held April 16, 2009, titled “NIAID Malaria Research: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (MS Word). Speakers included Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, NIAID director, and six other NIAID malaria experts: Drs. Martin John Rogers, Adriana Costero, Rick M. Fairhurst, Thomas E. Wellems, Susan K. Pierce, and B.F. “Lee” Hall.

Last Updated April 17, 2014