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Johns Hopkins: Malaria Research Institute Hosts Annual World Malaria Day Symposium Thursday April 25: Malaria Elimination in Africa

Leading malaria researchers will convene at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Wednesday, April 25 World Malaria Day — to discuss eliminating malaria in Africa, locus of the vast majority of the world’s 219 million annual malaria cases that kill more than a thousand people a day, mostly children age five or under. Many who do survive do not fully recover and can be left with serious cognitive or physical impairments.

The World Malaria Day Symposium is hosted by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

The event will feature perspectives from the World Health Organization, PATH, and the Zambia National Malaria Elimination Centre. Dr. Rick Steketee, Deputy U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, will deliver the keynote address.

The event will be webcast.

Registration is required.

For additional details, including a full list of speakers, see World Malaria Day Symposium: Malaria Elimination in Africa.

Event details:
Thursday, April 25
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sommer Hall | E2014
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

Event contact: Ms. Genevieve Nixon at genevieve.williams@jhu.edu.