Who We Are (and why this is important)

Within the walls of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Dr. Taylor and other Malaria Project staff

  • Provide medical care to critically ill Malawian children
  • Investigate the way the brain is injured in children with cerebral malaria, and conduct studies trying to decrease the number of children who die or suffer brain injuries
  • Train Michigan State University students and faculty members, as well as Malawian health care workers

The scope of activities has grown beyond that which is covered by traditional research grants, and we are committed to sustaining our teaching, research and service activities model. A new financial modus operandi is required.

We invite you to join us in supporting the Blantyre Malaria Project by giving to Michigan State University’s Malawi Fund.  Your contribution will be used in three main areas:

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The researchers at the Blantyre Malaria Project have made tremendous advances in the understanding of the causes of illness in patients with cerebral malaria.  These comatose children are infected with malaria, and frequently have many seizures.  Physician-scientists from around the world have conducted research projects in the Pediatric Research Ward, using the patient care infrastructure maintained by Dr. Terrie Taylor and the Blantyre Malaria Project.  These universities include:



  • Michigan State University, USA
  • University of Maryland, USA
  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • University of Rochester, USA
  • Albert Einstein University, NYC, USA
  • Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • Brigham and Womens’ Hospital, Bethesda MD, USA
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
  • University of Washington, Seattle WA