Malaria in Africa: are we improving the outcomes for children?

Monday, November 7, 2022
Studio 2, Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Malaria in Africa: are we improving the outcomes for children?

Monday, November 7, 2022
Studio 2, Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom

What you need to know

The presenter is Dr Lisa Ranford-Cartwright from the School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine.  Her research focuses on better understandings of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.  Her work combines laboratory experimental work with fieldwork in malaria-endemic countries with the aim of developing new tests to predict disease severity in people or the likelihood of malaria transmission.  This is a particularly important talk for STACC as malaria is the most common disease by far among children treated in the clinics which STACC supports.

STACC is a charity founded in 1992 at the University of Glasgow by staff and students and is still going strong 30 years later.  STACC raises funds to support the running of six children's clinics in Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Malawi and these funds have treated over 1.6 million children in that time.  As STACC is run entirely by volunteers, almost 95 pence in every Pound raised is transferred to the clinics directly.  More information is available at: www.standrewsclinics.org.uk

GCID supports and promotes the activities of the staff and students at the University of Glasgow working with partners in developing countries around the globe. We are committed to equitable partnerships that deliver positive impacts on the daily lives of the millions of people around the world living in poverty. www.gla.ac.uk/gcid 


When

Location

Studio 2, Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre
University of Glasgow, 11 Chapel Lane (off Church Street), Glasgow, G11 6EW United Kingdom