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Call Senior Fellowship (SF)
Programme EDCTP2
Start Date 2017-04-01
End Date 2022-03-31
Project Code TMA2015SF998
Status Active


Malaria Research Capacity building for Field Trials in Tanzania (MaReCa)


1. To document burden of malaria in the study area over years 2. To develop and characterize efficacious malaria vaccine for children and pregnant women. 3. To build malaria research capacity at Masters and PhD levels. 4. To establish and maintain mentorship programme. 5. To sustain clinical research and clinical trials in Korogwe Research Station.

Host Organisation

Institution Country
National Institute for Medical research (NIMR) Tanzania, United Republic of


Name Institution Country
Professor Thor. G. Theander University of Copenhagen Denmark

Study Design

Longitudinal cohort study


Tanga Region, Tanzania

Students Supervised

Type Name Title University Start Date End Date
MSc Parasitology Paul Martin Mr Sokoine University, Tanzania 2017 2019
PhD Geofrey Makenga Dr Antwerpen University, Belgium 2017 2020


Schmiegelow C, Matondo S, Minja DTR, Resende M, Pehrson C, Nielsen BB, Olomi R, Nielsen MA, Deloron P, Salanti A, Lusingu J, Theander TG. Plasmodium falciparum Infection Early in Pregnancy has Profound Consequences for Fetal Growth. J Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 19;216(12):1601-1610. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix530.
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