Years: 2020 – 2021
Training Site: UNC Project-Malawi
Mentors: Jon Juliano, MD, MSPH; Tisungane Mvalo, MMed, FC PAED
Title: “The effect of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine on breakthrough cases of clinical malaria”
Program Objectives: This proposal aims to better characterize the protection provided by the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine. We aim to determine whether vaccination results in less severe clinical disease in breakthrough cases of malaria.
Aim 1: Determine whether children vaccinated with RTS,S/AS01 who contract malaria have improved lab markers of disease severity.
Aim 2: Determine whether children vaccinated with RTS,S/AS01 who contract malaria have improved clinical markers of disease severity.
NIH Support: FIC non-AIDS