Das, Smita

Public Health

PhD

Zambia

Zambia-Nchelenge-Malaria Transmission and the Impact of Control Efforts

The student will assist with a new initiative to accelerate malaria control in Southern Africa through an NIH-funded International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research. Our goal is to make substantial contributions to regional malaria control in Zambia and Zimbabwe through state-of-the-art research on malaria epidemiology, vector biology and the genetics of the malaria parasite in three different epidemiological settings, representing regions of effective malaria control (Choma District, Zambia), ineffective malaria control (Nchelenge District, Zambia) and resurgent malaria (Mutasa District, Zimbabwe). The position will be based at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Insititute field site in Nchelenge District, Luapula Province, Zambia. The student will assist in conducting research projects on malaria epidemiology, vector bionomics or parasite genetics with faculty from the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and collaborating investigators at theTropical Diseases Research Centre in Ndola, Zambia.

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