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New Grant - Training of Cameroonian Scientists in Research on Malaria

01 August 2011

Malaria is a major health problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, especially in central Africa where the disease is endemic and public health resources are poor. Pregnant women are at high risk of severe infections, often resulting in premature deliveries, low birth weight babies, and infant mortality. This grant will train outstanding young scientists working at the Biotechnology Center, University of Yaoundi 1, in Cameroon, to conduct research on malaria to improve health care of pregnant Cameroonian women and their newborns.