Paving the road to a malaria-free world

Paving the road to a malaria-free world

Over the past 15 years, malaria infections have halved across Africa, yet in 2013 more than 3 billion people remained at risk of the disease globally. This year, the first vaccine against malaria – RTS,S – completed clinical trials and showed some level of...

Professor Sir Brian Greenwood

  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood has spent 50 years carrying out research in Africa, with a focus on some of the major infectious diseases killing children – malaria, meningitis and pneumonia.  His research has influenced national and international public health policies, and his methods for clinical studies and trials of drugs and vaccines have reinvented field research in tropical medicine.

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood

  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood has spent 50 years carrying out research in Africa, with a focus on some of the major infectious diseases killing children – malaria, meningitis and pneumonia.  His research has influenced national and international public health policies, and his methods for clinical studies and trials of drugs and vaccines have reinvented field research in tropical medicine.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro