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THE RAIMI-ABRAHAM GROUP CONTRIBUTES TO THE DRAW THE LINE AGAINST MALARIA CAMPAIGN.

Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest diseases in the world! With malaria deaths at their highest level for nearly a decade, now is the time to stand up to save millions of lives.


Zero Malaria is a movement uniting people around the world to come together so to demand urgent action from world leaders to beat malaria.


This Africa Day on Wednesday 25th May, a brand new film featuring global stars and malaria champions including Ms Lina Wu (PhD Researcher, School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences) was released as part of the Draw The Line Against Malaria campaign. Lina’s talked about her research and opinions on malaria whilst also highlighting the critical role of scientific research in malaria research.


Ms Lina Wu is undertaking her PhD project entitled “Engineering Next-Generation Human Liver Stage Malaria Models Using Synthetic Nanofibrous Biomimetic Scaffolds" under the supervision of Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham and is funded as part of the King’s-China Scholarship Council PhD programme. Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham’s research aims to solve pharmaceutical challenges in infectious diseases with a focus on malaria and latent and asymptomatic infections. One of her research activities is using pharmaceutical materials and innovate manufacture to engineer next genration in vitro 3D infection models using synthetic nanofibrous biomimetic scaffolds. Details of her other research activities available here.

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On the experience Lina said

“It was incredible to join other scientists leading charge against malaria in this Draw The Line Against Malaria film. Science and innovation have powered progress to zero malaria, with new tools to against this disease.  It was a great opportunity to express my passion and attitude toward the global elimination of malaria by contributing in this campaign. I am honoured and proud that my research is contributing to the fight against malaria.”

ABOUT DRAW THE LINE AGAINST MALARIA

The aim of the campaign Draw the Line against malaria is to showcase and celebrate the people and success stories leading the fight against malaria, from scientists to health workers. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of investing and supporting youth across Africa to empore them to lead the fight to end malaria. Further details available here.