Congratulations to the head of the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) Professor Peter Gething, who has been appointed the Kerry M Stokes Chair of Child Health, in partnership with Curtin University, the Channel 7 Telethon Trust and the Telethon Kids Institute.
This appointment has initiated the move of MAP from the University of Oxford to Telethon Kids Institute and Curtin University, both located in Perth, Western Australia. MAP’s partnership with both institutions provide a unique platform to be instrumental in driving world-class collaborative research in child health and development including complex issues within Australia and beyond. Telethon Kids Institute is one of the largest and most successful medical research institutes in Australia and Curtin University is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (ARWU 2019).
MAP will continue to perform our core mission of better understanding the global landscape of malaria risk, how this is changing, and the impact of malaria interventions to support national and global malaria intervention and eradication efforts.