Invisible crises, neglected histories: Malaria in Asia, 1900–present


  • Prof Mark Harrison

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Outside Africa, particularly in Asia, the incidence of severe malaria has been severely underestimated. There is also a dearth of information about the incidence and societal impact of the most common form of malaria in Asia, which is often wrongly assumed to be a benign form of infection. Due to the focus predominantly on Africa, the burden of malaria in Asia remains almost invisible to the rest of the world, but in reality it is a story of neglect and, in many cases, of resurgence. Through a collaboration involving historians, anthropologists and malaria scientists, this project seeks to redress the balance, in collaboration with national, global and regional agencies, governmental and otherwise.