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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: Vaccine Made from Complex of Two Malaria Proteins Protects Mice From Lethal Infection—June 23, 2014

Researchers Develop Genetic Barcode to Identify Geographical Origin of Malaria Parasites—June 13, 2014

Media Availability: Scientists Identify Potential Vaccine Candidate for Pediatric Malaria—May 22, 2014

Media Availability: Malaria Severity Not Determined Solely by Parasite Levels in Blood—May 7, 2014

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 June 23, 2014