Despite tremendous progress, malaria remains a significant public health threat. About 3.2 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are at risk of malaria, according to the World Health Organization. Finding effective ways to control and eventually eradicate the disease is a high priority of NIAID.
Media Availability: Current Malaria Treatment Fails in Cambodia Due to Drug-Resistant Parasites—Jan. 7, 2015
NIAID-Funded Scientists Propose “Lock-and-Key Theory” to Explain Malaria Severity, Prevalence
Media Availability: NIH-Funded Study Reveals Why Malaria Vaccine Only Partially Protected Children, Infants—Oct. 22, 2015
Media Availability: NIH Study Reveals Risk of Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreading to Africa—Oct. 20, 2015
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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.
NIAID Strategic Plan for Malaria Research (PDF)
NIAID Research Agenda for Malaria (PDF, 2MB)
Last Updated January 07, 2016