Malaria in Brazil: David Reddy interviewed by Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine

MMV’s CEO emphasises partnerships with Brazilian scientists

04 Apr 2013

In an interview with the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine Dr David Reddy, MMV’s CEO, explains the global challenge of malaria. He outlines successes achieved by MMV and its partners, and how MMV works closely with Brazilian researchers, namely the Tropical Medicine Foundation of Amazonas in Manaus, to tackle the disease in Latin America.

Malaria places a heavy burden on Brazil, where 40 million people are at risk of contracting the disease. In 2010, the country had 334,618 confirmed cases of malaria, of which 283,383 were from P. vivax and 47,406 from P. falciparum. The Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine, created in 1962, is involved in the fight against tropical, infectious and parasitic diseases and is keen to stimulate knowledge sharing between national and international researchers and public-private partnerships like MMV.

The interview is available in English and in Portuguese on the Sociedade Brazileira de Medicina Tropical website.