September 30, 2019–April 30, 2021

How can we eradicate malaria?

Upcoming Events

April 29, 2020

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A Conversation with Professor Dyann Wirth, Chair, WHO's Malaria Policy Advisory Committee

Location: Online via Zoom

How is the WHO addressing COVID-19 and its impact on the burden and control of endemic infectious diseases, like malaria? Is chloroquine a potential COVID-10 treatment, and what's the impact on its availability as a front line malaria therapy?

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Speakers: Dyann F. Wirth, Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Q&A to immediately follow the talk, view the full event here.


September 30, 2019–April 30, 2021

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MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe

How can we eradicate malaria? Enroll in the free online “MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe” course and learn more. Course enrollment is open on the edX online learning site through April 30, 2021!

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October 8, 2019

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A Point-CounterPoint Discussion: Malaria Eradication Within a Generation?

Location: Kresge, Room G2, Harvard Chan

Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest afflictions of humankind. The Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication posits malaria eradication can be done by 2050 or sooner with specific measures in the areas of software, hardware, finance, and leadership/accountability. The report findings are in contrast to the recently released Executive Summary of the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Malaria Eradication, which did not call for an eradication goal or timeline. Join us for a point-counterpoint discussion regarding the difference in these two malaria eradication strategies, specifically the pros and cons of setting a formal eradication goal and timeline.

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Nicholas Arisco, PhD Candidate, Population Health Sciences

Esias Bedingar, SM Candidate, Global Health & Population

Caroline Buckee, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Richard Cash, MPH, MD, Senior Lecturer on Global Health

Marcia Castro, PhD, Andelot Professor of Demography and Chair, Department of Global Health & Population

Watch the event here.