Defining the population at risk and burden of disease of Plasmodium vivax malaria

Year of award: 2010


  • Prof Simon Hay

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Simon investigates spatial and temporal aspects of mosquito-borne disease epidemiology to support disease burden estimation and the rational implementation of disease control. The aim is to generate evidence-based tools (often maps) to support public health decision making at the global scale. Having established new mapping platforms for Plasmodium falciparum malaria, his work now addresses the more neglected human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax. During the Fellowship this has also expanded to consider P. knowlesi malaria. Overcoming the unique biological complexities of P. vivax and the human genetic polymorphisms associated with infection susceptibility and treatment are the new challenges of his Fellowship renewal.