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Impactful malaria science, and the trailblazers leading the fight. A podcast from the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Apr 9, 2024

Malaria is one of humanity’s oldest diseases – and one with which we have evolved.


Malaria is one of humanity’s oldest diseases – and one with which we have evolved. Over time, it’s put selective pressure on our genome to respond better to its infection. Sickle cell disease is one example. It causes...

Mar 26, 2024

On the steps of Capitol Hill, we meet the scientists bringing their scientific battle against malaria into the world of political advocacy. They join a 100+ group of advocates lobbying their members of Congress to fund critical interventions against malaria – becoming ‘malaria champions’ as well.

We ask:

  • Why...

Mar 11, 2024

Malaria champions from 43 states gather in Washington D.C. to lobby their members of Congress about malaria.


The malaria community is diverse. Some work on the parasites, others the mosquito. Others still focus on public health. The battle is being waged on the bench and the field. But there's another...

Feb 27, 2024

Until recently, health workers were the only means to prevent and treat malaria in Odisha, India. In 2017, the state government tried a new strategy: pooling health resources into regional ‘malaria camps’. 

In this podcast, we ask:

  • What is the current state of malaria in Odisha, India?
  • What challenges does Odisha...

Feb 13, 2024

Malaria in India has fallen in recent decades — but the risk is still high among hard-to-reach communities. A new study has evaluated the system of ‘malaria camps’ — in which health workers provide targeted interventions before the monsoon.


Malaria in India has diminished in past decades — yet the...