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Posted date: 2020-Dec-14
Background on Target Malaria The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is a leading health research institution in Uganda, based in Entebbe. Amongst other projects, it is a member of the Target Malaria consortium. Target Malaria is a non-for-profit research consortium that wants to contribute to saving millions of lives from malaria.
It includes African, European and North American scientists with a focus on the most malaria-affected countries â€“ currently working in Burkina Faso, Mali and Uganda. The consortium includes a diversity of researchers â€“ molecular biologists, medical entomologists, population geneticists, protein engineers, social sciences researchers as well as risk, regulatory and stakeholder engagement experts. Our teams are researching approaches that can reduce the numbers of mosquitoes that spread malaria, which would help complement existing control methods.
Our research is at an early stage, and while results so far have been promising, there is still a long way to go. By reducing the population of the malaria mosquito, we aim to combat transmission of the disease. The control method would be a long-term, sustainable, and cost effective solution to prevent malaria. This project started a decade ago with a funding from the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative and is now recieving funding through a program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS JOB OPENINGÂ
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