Malaria Capacity Development Consortium


Malaria capacity development consortium is a consortium that aims at improving malaria research capacity in Africa through improving and strengthening the ability of African scientists from malaria endemic countries to undertake high quality research on malaria that will lead in the short to medium term to improved ways of treating or preventing this infection.

MCDC conducts a PhD fellowship programme for African scientists supported by the Wellcome Trust in five of the African Universities; among them being Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, in Moshi, Tanzania,College of Medicine in Blantyre-Malawi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi-Ghana, Makerere University in Kampala-Uganda and University of Dakar in Dakar-Senegal.

KCM College has four PhD candidates under this consortium. Students also receive support from the Liverpool School of Tropical medicine, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine or the University of Copenhagen. The consortium secretariat is based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

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