Helping developing countries fight malaria – QIMR’s Infectious Disease Research Program

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QIMR researchers are looking for ways to control and prevent malaria, by attacking either the parasite that causes the disease or the mosquito that spreads it.

Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research have developed a method to conduct clinical trials to test new antimalarial drugs. We are currently trialling new treatments and therapies to stop the Plasmodium (malaria) parasite from causing disease.

We are also working towards a vaccine against malaria. If a malaria vaccine can be developed, this will stop the burden of this disease in countries like Africa, where a child dies every minute from malaria.

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