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EU research on malaria

Caused by poverty but also a cause of poverty, malaria – a preventable and treatable disease – is one of the world's deadliest diseases with 429,000 deaths in 2015 and 212 million new cases worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Roughly every two minutes a child dies from malaria. Under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 1 and 3, the EU is committed to working with the global community to reduce poverty and to ensure healthy lives for all.

In the last decade, a global coordinated effort played an important role in achieving significant progress in malaria control as a result of using insecticide-treated bed nets and effective medicines.

Under the FP7 and Horizon 2020 framework programmes, a total of 86 malaria research projects have been funded with a support of €160 million. These projects focused on diagnosis, vaccine development, vector control, treatment, as well as basic and operational research, research infrastructures and training.

Malaria Factsheet

Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe

Funding for health under the research and innovation framework programme, Horizon Europe. 

Horizon prize on early warning for epidemics

Prize aiming to develop an early-warning system to help prevent disease outbreaks and reduce the impact should they occur.

Projects and results

EU-funded projects (CORDIS)

Projects related to malaria on the Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects.

Project success stories

Successful EU-funded projects on malaria.

Horizon Results Platform

Platform where framework programme funding recipients present their results to search, contact their owners and form partnerships.

Collaboration and jobs

Find project partners

Look for project partners and view profiles of all organisations that have received funding via the funding and tender opportunities portal.

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

Collaborative effort between European and Sub-Saharan African countries to develop and test promising new medical interventions for a range of poverty-related diseases including malaria.


Researcher jobs in related fields

Scientific publications, tools and databases

Horizon 2020 dashboard

Interactive reporting platform, composed of a set of sheets that allows series of views to discover and filter Horizon 2020 data.

Scientific publications

Scientific publications produced by the European Commission (JRC)

EU Open Data Portal

Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions. All data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.


You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE.