Historical beginnings Malaria has a long history in China. The word malaria was found on the oracle bone and bronze inscriptions of the Shang Yin era from 1562 to 1066 BC, which indicated malaria had prevailed for more than 3,000 years in China. The scourge of malaria—periodic fevers and spleen enlargement, both characteristic of malaria—were […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) launches an open consultation process to gain feedback on a prioritization framework for research and development of malaria health products.
Alongside fellow world-renowned life scientists from across the university, Professor Dyann F. Wirth, faculty chair of Harvard’s Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Initiative, highlights the problem of global malaria at the celebration of Harvard University’s 29th president, Lawrence Bacow.
Harvard faculty recall early inspirations to study malaria, including the potential role Harvard’s free, new online edX malaria course may play in encouraging others to enter the field.
Sarah McGough is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow for the free, open-access online course, PH425x “MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe” on the edX platform. McGough shares how she got involved with malaria eradication and MalariaX.
Past president of ASTMH, Regina Rabinovich, the ExxonMobil Malaria Scholar in Residence at Harvard University, has her sights set on how to address pressing public and global health issues.
Together with edX, an online education platform, HarvardX launched a free online course called: “MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe.” Enroll today and gain insights on cutting-edge science and technology for malaria and examine key public health policies needed to control and eliminate malaria.
Harvard Chan student Abraar M. Karan, MPH ’17, and HBS student Andrew Rothaus, MBA ’18, plan to develop and clinically test an innovative, long-lasting insect repellent and are among the finalists in the New Venture Competition.
Harvard University’s Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe initiative will offer travel awards to outstanding masters or doctoral students conducting field research in malaria in 2014-2015.
On World Malaria Day 2014, hundreds of students worldwide took part in an audio-guided flash mob called Mob Malaria. Watch the video.