Malaria Postdoctoral Fellow





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Project Description

Region: South-East Asia

Country: Australia

Location: Broadbeach

Total Budget: $140,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Malaria is a life-threatening disease. In its 2022 Report on 2021, WHO reported 247 million cases of malaria worldwide and 619,000 annual deaths, mostly young children and pregnant mothers. WHO observed that this desperate situation is worsening and the need for an effective vaccine is critical.

Since 2016, Rotary District 9640 has been engaged in a partnership with the Institute for Glycomics (Griffith University)to support the development of Professor Michael Good's promising malaria vaccine PlasProtect. We have raised AUD $2.4 million to support this vaccine development and a field-deployable form of the vaccine has now been produced that is undergoing final preliminary studies during 2023. In 2024, it is expected to undertake clinical trials in an endemic country.

This development has provided an opportunity for a two-year Postdoctoral Scholar to work with Professor Good and his team. This Global Grant is being sought to furnish AUD $140,000

to support the scholar during the two year period. It is a marvellous opportunity for an overseas scientist with a PhD to work in one of the top malaria vaccine centres in the world.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9640

Rotary Club of: Griffith Gold Coast

Primary Contact: Graham Jones

Email: graham.a.g.jones@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 6990

Rotary Club of: Key Biscayne

Primary Contact: Stephen Baker

Email: canukcanoe@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $69,200
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Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2342550.

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Key Biscayne (6990)





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