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NIAID And The Malaria Vaccine Initiative/Path Sign Agreement To Accelerate Malaria Vaccine Research

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February 22, 2000
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National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases
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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) at PATH plan to speed development of malaria vaccines. Malaria is an enormous public health burden in many developing countries, one that has worsened in recent decades as some strains of the malaria parasite have developed resistance to drug treatments and mosquitoes have become impervious to insecticides.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) at PATH today (Feb. 14) announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to speed development of malaria vaccines. The agreement opens the way for greater collaboration in malaria vaccine research between NIAID and MVI. Last year, PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), a Seattle-based, nonprofit organization, established MVI through a $50-million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help remove critical barriers to getting a safe and effective malaria vaccine into widespread use.


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National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "NIAID And The Malaria Vaccine Initiative/Path Sign Agreement To Accelerate Malaria Vaccine Research." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 February 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000214101246.htm>.
National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. (2000, February 22). NIAID And The Malaria Vaccine Initiative/Path Sign Agreement To Accelerate Malaria Vaccine Research. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000214101246.htm
National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "NIAID And The Malaria Vaccine Initiative/Path Sign Agreement To Accelerate Malaria Vaccine Research." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000214101246.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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