The MOOC provides an overview of malaria today, from the cellular biology of the parasite to treatments, from immune response to control and elimination strategies.
Malaria is an ancient disease that has affected humanity for ages.
It remains a major public health problem in many tropical countries today. Despite intensive control efforts over the past decade as many as 240 million malaria cases were reported in 2020 that led to more than 627,000 deaths, primarily in young children less than 5 years old.The objective of this MOOC is to provide participants with a glimpse of the wide range of disciplines involved and questions addressed in malaria research.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the biology of Plasmodium parasites and their interaction with its human host and mosquito vector
- Explain the pathogenic mechanisms by which Plasmodium parasites cause malaria
- Define the drugs used for the treatment of Malaria and the parasite resistance against these drugs
- Discuss the development of new vaccines and how the parasite evade immune responses
- Outline the ecology of anopheles mosquitoes and the use of vector control to fight against malaria
This MOOC is part of the Online Diploma of infectious Diseases of the Institut Pasteur DNM2IP.
Enrollment: From August 16 to November 23, 2022
Course: From October 11 to November 30 , 2022
Languages: The videos are in English, with English and French subtitles.
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