Harvard is devoted to excellence in research and teaching, and we are committed to developing leaders who can make a difference in a variety disciplines. We contribute to malaria elimination and eradication by creating knowledge and using this knowledge to educate a community of scholars who will go on to create sustainable, real world impact.
To solve this global issue—to truly wipe malaria from the planet—we need to work together. In partnership with the global health community, Harvard University is committed to achieving a malaria-free world. Our priorities are clear and urgent, and we must take up this challenge together. People like you fuel our global reach and impact. We can do no less.
Harvard is mobilizing a wide network of individuals and leaders to take action, integrate knowledge across fields, and use this knowledge in service to the world. A community of supporters and collaborators from both private and public sectors is essential to achieving a malaria-free world.
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Malaria is a preventable tragedy. You can help make a difference today. Learn more by attending an upcoming event on campus, helping us raise awareness about this deadly killer, and staying involved with the global effort to eradicate malaria.
In the fight against malaria, Harvard University is engaged in producing knowledge through research, transmitting knowledge by educating current and future leaders, and translating knowledge into policy and practice. In a recent technological tour de force, Harvard researchers helped uncover key biological insights that help explain the protective effects of the world’s first malaria vaccine—a tool that could help prevent millions of cases of malaria.
We are committed to sharing new knowledge and enabling our students to bring their talents, skills, and ideas to bear on the challenges posed by malaria, before and after graduation. By supporting undergraduate, graduate, and professional students throughout Harvard’s 12 schools, the University is creating leaders with a wide range of backgrounds who understand how to work across fields and sectors to successfully defeat malaria.
Eradication has been achieved in some parts of the globe, and for the first time in history, it is possible to imagine a world free of malaria. Now we must translate those initial successes into a global triumph.
Harvard’s Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Initiative is a University-wide effort that supports faculty and students to address urgent challenges in malaria eradication. Your gift makes a difference. By supporting our work, you will help drive research and innovation, narrow knowledge gaps, and enable evidence-based decision-making for malaria.
Your contributions are essential to our future. We hope you will join us by making a tax-deductible contribution today. Contribute directly to the eradication of malaria by selecting “Defeating Malaria” in the dropdown menu.
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What if the deadliest animal on the planet could be wiped out? Mosquitos carrying parasites spread malaria, a disease that killed nearly half a million people in 2015 alone. Almost half of the world’s population—roughly 3.2 billion people—is at risk of being infected with malaria, and 70% of deaths are children under the age of five. No child should die of malaria.
Harvard is a global university, dedicated to creating new knowledge and to educating leaders. The University’s involvement in malaria dates back nearly a century to when malaria was studied in Liberia and the Belgian Congo as part of the Harvard Expedition. Harvard chemists also worked on quinine — the first anti-malarial drug ever produced. Across the University, Harvard faculty, students, and collaborators are now working to advance biomedical research and innovation, and improve our understanding of the global impact of malaria through Harvard’s Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Initiative.