Together with the global health community, Harvard University is committed to helping achieve the vision of a malaria-free world. Leveraging the breadth and depth of expertise of Harvard’s students, faculty, and alumni, the University has established a unique cross-school effort—Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Initiative.

The Defeating Malaria Initiative aims to produce, transmit, and translate knowledge to support the control and ultimate eradication of malaria. This effort is spearheaded by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute, and in partnership with Mr Ray Chambers, current Ambassador for Global Strategy to the World Health Organization and former United Nation’s Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria. To maximize the potential impact of this work, the University will strive to build a broad set of collaborators from the global malaria community and partners from all sectors, including industry, government, commerce, and the academic community.

Our efforts focus on the following six cross-cutting themes where there is both a clear need and Harvard University has unique capabilities to bring to bear:


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