Wits University Collaborating Centre for Multi-disciplinary Research on Malaria

The Collaborating Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Research on Malaria, based at Wits University, focuses on research programmes that use parasite and mosquito surveillance to strengthen South Africa’s National Malaria Control Programme.

Key focus areas

  • Assess the presence of markers (commonly found in certain resistance treatments) in the human malaria species - P. falciparum;
  • Investigate P. falciparum cultures and how they interact with and respond to treatments;
  • Inform malaria treatment policy; and
  • Compare different methods of collecting mosquitos for surveillance.
Director: Prof Maureen Coetzee
Tel: +27-82-807-3559; E-mail: Maureen.coetzee@wits.ac.za