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In developing countries, the death rate from Malaria of over 1,000,000 people per year is 3 times that as from HIV/AIDS. This contrasts greatly from the situation in the USA where in 2002 there were approximately 1,300 reported cases of Malaria although only 8 people died (statistical data taken from http://www.cdc.gov/malaria).

Using insecticide treated nets is currently one of the best ways to prevent young children being infected. Many of the current anti-malaria drugs can not be safely prescribed for children or have side-effects which often mean that dose compliance is practically impossible. In this project, we hope to find new drug candidates which are inexpensive to make as well as safe and effective. The results of the project will be made available to research groups throughout the world.