Malaria Fight Gets Boost from Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation granted USD1.5 million to the University of Florida to help wipe out malaria worldwide. According to the

, the funding will be used to develop modeling tools for malaria eradication. "To plan, we need to understand how malaria parasites move around in humans, and we also need to understand the interplay between economic and ecological aspects of malaria elimination," said David Smith, associate director of disease ecology at the university's Emerging Pathogens Institute.

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