University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control

Our researchers remain committed to keep researching 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. 


The UP ISMC in a nutshell. Watch the video to learn more about the Institute.


Our Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory (M2PL) Hons students shared their malaria research findings at the 7th annual Malaria Research conference with the malaria community. Read more about the students. Go to our social media platforms to see their profiles.


*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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