The Malaria Epidemic and the New WHO-Recommended Malaria Vaccine | Dr. Patrick Kachur

Hum, Madeleine; Arico-Muendel, Lucia

In this episode of “What is Global Health,” Madeleine Hum (CC’24) spoke with Dr. Patrick Kachur from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health on the malaria epidemic. Dr. Kachur gives insight into traditional prevention and treatment solutions used to combat malaria and explains the significance of the new malaria vaccine that has been approved and recommended by the World Health Organization.
His research focuses on experimental and observational epidemiology and health systems studies examining the effectiveness and equity of malaria and child health interventions, with an emphasis on real world research that shapes policies and programs. He contributed to interdisciplinary research establishing the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets in western Kenya and the feasibility and impact of routine use of artemisinin-based combination therapy in Tanzania. For much of his career, he was based at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he held leadership roles in the Malaria Branch and Center for Global Health. He currently serves on the World Health Organization’s Malaria Policy Advisory Group.


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Journal of Global Health
What is Global Health?
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April 7, 2023


This episode's duration is: 30:01