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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Malaria Centre

About us


Photograph courtesy of Teun Bousema

The Malaria Centre was established in 1998 to facilitate interdisciplinary research at the School as well as support and promote links with research in malaria endemic countries.

Who we are

The Centre brings together around 300 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff from all 3 faculties in LSHTM (the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases; the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health; and the Faculty of Public Health and Policy). The Centre has a major international profile with members working in around 40 countries at any one time.

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What we do

To help fulfil our aims, members work in a variety of malaria research areas ranging from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. As well as developing tools, techniques and knowledge about malaria, a strong emphasis is placed on translating research outcomes into practice. The ultimate aim of this work is to provide best evidence for policy and practice in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria around the world. The Centre also has a range of facilities that contribute to the diagnosis, treatment and research of malaria.

In addition to the scientific and policy work conducted under the remit of the centre, members also provide teaching and training on malaria both in London and other centres in the UK and many countries overseas.

One of the main functions of the Centre is to organise seminars, conferences and retreats that are open to participants outside of the school. 

Where we work

Although the Centre is based in London, many members work overseas. Members are conducting malaria research in over 40 countries at any one time including countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.



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