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Mission Malaria. Linking Liverpool and Malawi. Malaria in Malawi. Malaria in Malawi. Eight million cases of malaria in Malawi each year (2009 figures) Higher incidences of malaria at the shores of Lake Malawi than inland 100% of the Malawian population are at risk of malaria

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Mission malaria

Mission Malaria

Linking Liverpool and Malawi

Supported by Wellcome Trust


Malaria in malawi
Malaria in Malawi

Supported by Wellcome Trust


Malaria in malawi1
Malaria in Malawi

  • Eight million cases of malaria in Malawi each year (2009 figures)

  • Higher incidences of malaria at the shores of Lake Malawi than inland

  • 100% of the Malawian population are at risk of malaria

  • 50% of school-age children are infected

Supported by Wellcome Trust


Malaria in malawi2
Malaria in Malawi

Supported by Wellcome Trust


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Malaria in Malawi

  • Why should we care about malaria in Liverpool?

  • Why do we know so much in Liverpool about malaria and its treatment?

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Malaria research in liverpool
Malaria research in Liverpool

  • Liverpool is a port city

  • Immigration in the nineteenth Century meant tropical diseases were brought into the city

  • Overcrowding and poor sanitation led diseases to spread through the population

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Malaria research in Liverpool

Supported by Wellcome Trust


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Malaria research in Liverpool

Supported by Wellcome Trust


Liverpool school of tropical medicine
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

  • Founded in 1898 by Sir Alfred Lewis Jones

  • Inaugurated as the Liverpool School of Tropical Diseases by Lord Joseph Lister

  • Ronald Ross, one of LSTM’s first teachers, won the Nobel prize for medicine in 1902 for discovering that malaria is carried and spread by mosquitoes

  • LSTM scientists also developed the first drugs for treating malaria

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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Ronald Ross

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Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust

  • Set up in 1995 by LSTM, the University of Liverpool, Wellcome Trust and the University of Malawi College of Medicine

  • Based in Blantyre, Malawi

  • Allows British and Malawian researchers to conduct biomedical research and provides research training for scientists from Malawi and overseas

  • At least three Liverpool students move to Malawi each year to conduct research into tropical medicine

Supported by Wellcome Trust


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Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust

Supported by Wellcome Trust


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Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust

Supported by Wellcome Trust


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