WHO malaria day 2016

WHO malaria day 2016

Combatting Malaria Through Collaboration

On 25th April 2016 a group of leading researchers marked World Malaria Day and their support for the global drive to ‘End Malaria for Good’.

Philippe Guérin

WWARN

Professor Philippe Guérin is Director of the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN). The best lines of defence against malaria are avoidance of mosquito bites and effective drug therapy. WWARN tracks the emergence of antimalarial drug resistance to ensure that anyone affected by malaria receives effective and safe drug treatment.

Philippe Guérin: Pooled analyses – gathering large data sets to improve malaria drug efficacy and patient treatment

For World Malaria Day 2016, Philippe Guérin (WWARN), joined Sumi Biswas from the Jenner Institute, Dominic Kwiatkowski from MalariaGen, Katherine Battle from the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) and Nick White from the Wellcome Trust Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (MORU). The speakers discussed their innovative research and multi-disciplinary collaborations across Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe to support the global goal of eradicating malaria.