National Institutes of Health Funds 10 Malaria Research Centers


In an effort to accelerate the control of malaria and help eliminate it worldwide, the NIH has announced approximately $14 million in first-year funding to establish 10 new malaria research centers around the world. The seven-year awards will establish the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research in regions where malaria is endemic, including parts of Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and Latin America. Each center will:

  • Design and conduct multidisciplinary research on the epidemiology, transmission and pathogenesis of malaria in endemic geographic regions;
  • Design and conduct special projects to capitalize on new opportunities and emerging public health needs; and
  • Develop and conduct training and career development programs for researchers from malaria-endemic areas. [adapated from NIH press release]

For more information, see the press release.

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