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CDC Foundation — Malaria Control Research (2016)

CDC’s insectary and mosquito lab, where research on malaria control is conducted. (Photo courtesy David Snyder / CDC Foundation)
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To support cryopreservation and suppression of female development in mosquitoes to assist research for malaria control.
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Published: May 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,214,437 to the CDC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support research on malaria control.

Conceptually, we consider this funding part of a larger grant we recommended to support Target Malaria. We lay out the reasoning behind the grant in more detail on the linked page, along with more information about the proposed research. This funding for the CDC Foundation will be used to support work on the cryopreservation of mosquito larvae (which, if successful, would make it easier for researchers to maintain different strains of mosquitoes) and on RNA interference (which, if successful, would make it easier for researchers to avoid releasing female mosquitoes — which could potentially spread malaria — as part of field trials).