Training Years: 2014-2015
Training Site: University of Bamako
Mentors: Ousmane Koita, PhD; Donald Krogstad, MD
Title: Asymptomatic Infection and the Interruption of Malaria Transmission
Hypothesis: The diagnostic methods which have been sufficiently sensitive to detect symptomatic infections and thus reduce morbidity and mortality are not sufficiently sensitive to detect asymptomatic infection and permit progress from malaria control to the threshold of elimination.
Aim 1: To examine and compare the sensitivities of different molecular methods for the detection of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections.
NIH Support: Fogarty scholars doctoral training award