Battling Malaria in Africa

When general practitioner John Lusingu returned to his native Tanzania to do research on malaria, he was met with a total lack of science infrastructure. 

By | August 1, 2011

Dr Lusingu attending to children with malaria in the pediatric ward of the Korogwe District Hospital in Tanzania.

Dr Lusingu attending to children with malaria in the pediatric ward of the Korogwe District Hospital in Tanzania.

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When general practitioner John Lusingu returned to his native Tanzania to do research on malaria, he was met with a total lack of science infrastructure. Undeterred, he helped convert a former kitchen in the Korogwe District Hospital into a small malaria research laboratory in 2004, and launched a study of the infection in children. His efforts eventually led to a successful vaccine clinical trial as well as the erection of state-of-the-art malaria research centers.

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