University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control

Our researchers remain committed to end malaria despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed life as we know it.


The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) is a fully integrated, 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. 


Scholarship opportunity - submission deadline 29 March 2021!

The UP ISMC has a scholarship opportunity funded by Ninety One SA (Pty), to pursue a Masters in Environmental Health in the School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria.

The selected applicant will work on a study titled: “Malaria vector epidemiology and contributing climatic and environmental factors to malaria incidence in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province.” 

For more information click here.

For any queries contact Dr Megan Riddin ([email protected]) and/or Dr Taneshka Kruger ([email protected])


Congratulations to Prof de Jager for his re-appointment as Dean!

Our Director has been re-appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria for a second term up to 28 February 2025.

Prof de Jager’s research interests include endocrine disrupting chemicals, public health, reproductive toxicology, and environmental health with a special interest in malaria. His research output has great relevance, and impacts on policy at national and international levels. The UP ISMC started as one of his initiatives TEN years ago and has gone from strength to strength under his Directorship.

All the best to Prof de Jager during his second term as Dean and his continuous leadership as Director of the UP ISMC.

*The UP ISMC recognises the importance of using insecticides for malaria control, but also the necessity of finding safer alternatives to protect the lives and livelihoods of people living in areas where these insecticides are used.

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