Welcome to Wits Research Institute for Malaria
Welcome to Wits Research Institute for Malaria
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Wits Research Institute For Malaria (WRIM)

Carrying on the tradition of 94 years of research into malaria in South Africa, the Wits Research Institute for Malaria (WRIM) aims to produce top quality research and researchers that will benefit malaria control across the African continent. WRIM brings together malaria research groups and individuals within the University of the Witwatersrand to create a critical mass that will consolidate current research, open new avenues of collaborative research, leverage funding, and provide an exciting and stimulating environment for students who contribute substantially to increasing the knowledge base on all key aspects of malaria transmission and control, from mosquitoes to parasites, treatment and epidemiology.  WRIM was launched on the 28th November 2013 and is based in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Through the diversity of the expertise within WRIM, this collaboration has an impact not only on developing the next generation of young scientists, but on education, innovation, training and policy changes.

World Malaria Day

In 2022, the theme for World Malaria Day is “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives”
South Africa has a long history of just under 120 years of malaria control. Regardless, the country remains susceptible to malaria outbreaks and control remains the fundamental backbone for preventing outbreaks as was experienced in 1999/2000.
At the WITS Research Institute for Malaria in collaboration with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and other Institutes from neighboring countries, we harness expertise available to reduce the malaria burden.

Entomologist takes on mosquitoes, malaria, wins award

Professor Lizette Koekemoer has won the Women in Vector Control (WiVC) Excellence Award in the Senior Career category. She received the award from the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) at the 9th PAMCA Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 21 September 2023.

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