The UP ISMC focuses on the human, parasite and vector aspects when addressing malaria control and elimination challenges, and is already making tangible contributions towards mitigating malaria through several approaches.
The world is making progress in its fight against malaria, averting 1.5 billion cases of the disease and preventing 7.6 million deaths since 2000. This is largely thanks to a combination of several vector control tools.
The Southern African Prostate Cancer Study, of which UP’s Prof Riana Bornman is clinical leader, uses a ‘grassroots to cloud’ approach to track the cause of prostate cancer in Southern African black men.
Malaria elimination in the SADC region by 2030 is possible by incorporating various innovative strategies along with existing control measures, and community participation, say UP's Prof Tiaan de Jager and Dr Taneshka Kruger.
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control has been awarded a R13m Bill & Melinda Gates foundation grant to develop and deliver a leadership and management training course to drive malaria eradication.
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