University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control

Welcome 2021! We are back and starting the year off with a BANG. Watch this space...
Our researchers remain committed to end malaria despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed life as we know it.


A great team effort that will contribute towards malaria elimination!
Breakthrough research done by Professor Lyn-Marie Birkholtz, Professor in Biochemistry and the SARChI Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control, as part of an international team. 

According to Prof Birkholtz, “The breakthrough involves the identification of unique compounds that are able to kill several stages of the malaria-causing parasite and can block the transmission of the parasite between humans and mosquitoes".


UP researcher’s team discovers new compounds with the potential to eliminate malaria.


The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) is a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary and interfaculty initiative. The aim of the Institute is to coordinate and promote collaborative research on safer and sustainable malaria control and management strategies, and to generate new knowledge and support new activities pertaining to safe malaria control in Africa. 



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