Approximately half of the world population lives at risk of malaria

According to the 2017 World Malaria Report, 91 countires confirmed almost 216 million cases in 2016 (an increase of 5 million compared to the previous year).

In 2016, malaria killed more than 445,000 people. Fifteen countries accounted for 80% of global deaths; all of them except one are in Subsaharan Africa, where 9 out of 10 deaths occurred. 

Main Lines of Research

Our Team


  • Quique Bassat
    Quique Bassat ICREA Research Professor, Head of the Malaria Programme

Our Team

Highlighted Projects


Sharing knowledge and catalyzing research towards a malaria-free world

RTS,S Vaccine Immunology Study

Study of immune correlates of protection against malaria after vaccination with RTS,S/AS01E: a comprehensive immunological arm of a Phase III double-blind, randomized, controlled multi-center trial


Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa

Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM), in Mozambique


Unravelling Disease Tolerance and Host Resistance in Afebrile 'P. falciparum' Infections: a Prospective Study in Mozambican Adults


P. falciparum genomic intelligence in Mozambique


MULTIple doses of IPTi Proposal: a Lifesaving high Yield intervention

Science4Pandemics Project


Citizens engagement digital platform for collective intelligence in pandemics

Other projects

See Past Projects


Malaria mass and focal drug administration to advance malaria elimination in Mozambique: accelerating programmatic implementation and policy translation


Novel organ-on-a-chip technology to study extracellular vesicles-mediated cryptic infections in Plasmodium vivax malaria


New Tools for the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Chagas Disease


Portable Graphene Multiplex Electrochemical Sensor for Rapid Detection of Severe Malaria


Building Scalable Pathogen Genomic Epidemiology in Ethiopia