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GHH 148: Can malaria be eradicated? The future of malaria control

Thursday 9 July 2020, 12.00PM

Speaker(s): Ian Graham (University of York), Karen Barnes (University of Cape Town), Rajitha Wickremasinghe (University of Kelaniya)

The recent Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication has claimed that it is possible to eliminate malaria by 2050. This seminar discusses this claim by focusing on the historical trajectory of artemisinin. The establishment of the antimalarial activity of artemisinin was one of the great medical achievements of the latter part of the twentieth century. Today researchers are still looking for other uses of this drug class. To what extent is the effectiveness of this drug being impaired by growing drug resistance? And what does artemisinin tell us about the prospects of malaria eradication?


The webinar will be live-streamed here. Online audiences can interact and ask questions by going to and entering the event code #whoch.

Location: Webinar ( to be held at 12 PM BST.