Harvard University — Antimalarial Bednet Development and Evaluation

Organization:
Harvard University
Award Date:
05/2024
Amount:
$2,838,070
Purpose:
To support research on a novel method of malaria prevention.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,838,070 over three years to Harvard University to support Dr. Flamina Catteruccia’s research on a novel method of malaria prevention. The project will develop bednets and sprays that target the malaria parasites within mosquitoes to prevent malaria transmission, and establish improved screening methods for more potent transmission-blocking compounds. The activity of these nets will be evaluated in proof-of-concept hut trials, and their potential impact and cost-effectiveness will be modeled, with the ultimate goal of advancing promising interventions to larger field trials.

This falls within Open Philanthropy’sfocus area of global health R&D.

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