From: McMaster University
Published July 7, 2017 08:08 AM

McMaster hosts researcher looking for ways to help pregnant women safely fight malaria

Titus Divala has seen the effects of malaria first-hand.

Now a University of Maryland researcher, he was born and raised in Malawi, where the mosquito-borne infectious disease is the third most common cause of death.

In fact, of the nearly half-million worldwide malaria deaths in 2015, 92% occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.

To make matters worse, malaria has developed resistance to several drugs, making treatment increasingly difficult.


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