A bite size introduction to APHA’s role in combating Malaria

World Malaria Day is marked on the 25 April and is a reminder of the burden of this disease, with over 600,000 human deaths reported worldwide, mostly amongst children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has committed to reduce this by 90% by 2030, with the ultimate goal to eliminate it completely.

Here Dr Nick Johnson, Head of the Vector-Borne Diseases workgroup, provides an overview of the disease and how APHA plays a role in detecting the malaria parasite.

 

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