Rethinking Malaria

Project Details

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Globally, there were an estimated 229 million malaria cases in 2019 in 87 malaria endemic countries, declining from 238 million in 2000. Although there were fewer malaria cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region accounts for about 94% of cases. Nigeria,  the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Mozambique and Niger account for about 51% of all malaria deaths globally.

Progress on the elimination of Malaria appears to have stalled. The data shows less than half of countries with ongoing transmission were on track to reach critical targets for reductions in death and disease caused by malaria.

Our Project will review vulnerabilities and barriers to progress against malaria, with emphasis on the community level and with a particular focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria and Uganda.

We will develop a processes to conduct country-level assessments of vulnerabilities and barriers.


Matt Greenall  
Clare Strachan 
Alison Macintyre



Research Group

Health Systems Governance and Financing

School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health, Data science, health metrics and disease modeling

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Nossal Institute for Global Health

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