Malaria: Life Sciences

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 5 June 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government, following the World Health Organization's World Malaria Day on 25 April, what assessment they have made of the UK’s malaria science sector.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK is a world leader in the life sciences, and British science is at the cutting edge of fighting malaria. We will continue to play a world-leading role in research and innovations to combat this disease. This includes support to the Liverpool-based Innovative Vector Control Consortium to develop novel bed-nets and to Oxford University to develop a new generation of antimalarial medicines to address the threat posed by emerging drug resistance. We have also funded research to evaluate the role of malaria vaccines when deployed in combination with seasonal administration of antimalarials, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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