Collating evidence of P. vivax in Africa

Photo: Jaya Banerji

The relapsing parasite Plasmodium vivax has long been considered absent from the majority of sub-Saharan African populations due to a high prevalence of the Duffy-negative blood group in host populations. Under the leadership of Dr. Rosalind Howes, Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), is gathering evidence that shows P. vivax to be prevalent across the continent. Visit the Collating evidence of P. vivax in Africa page for more details on the project.