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Three things you didn’t know about Malaria
Tue. 2 May 2017, 9:30 am – 10:30 am British Summer Time United Kingdom Time
In the 21st century, there has been a revitalized interest and investment in the control and eradication of malaria on a global scale. With the political and monetary backing of the Gates Foundation and multilateral funding organizations like the Global Fund, the global health fight against malaria has become an institution governed by specific logics and forms of evidence. Drawing on anthropological fieldwork in Dakar and Geneva, this talk will describe the ambiguities that lie at the heart of practices of the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malaria.
Marlee Tichenor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Global Health Governance Program studying the role of the World Bank in global health. For her dissertation research at the joint medical anthropology program at UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco, she studied the global health fight against malaria and its design, implementation, and evaluation in the US and Senegal.