International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology — Malaria Prevention Research (Jeremy Herren)

Award Date 
11/2020
Grant Amount 
$2,199,645
Purpose 
To support research on the potential effectiveness of a naturally occurring microsporidian species in preventing the transmission of malaria from mosquitoes to humans.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigators: Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,199,645 over three years to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) to support research led by Jeremy Herren on the potential effectiveness of a naturally occurring microsporidian species in preventing the transmission of malaria from mosquitoes to humans. This funding is intended to support research on the relevant biological properties of the microsporidian species and its potential effects on mosquito populations.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.