Book Display: World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognises global efforts to control malaria. World Malaria Day, which was first held in 2008, developed from Africa Malaria Day, an event that had been observed since 2001 by African governments.

Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.  (World Health Organization, World Malaria Report 2010.) In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children. ( World Health Organization, WHO Fact sheet N°94, updated March 2014. Accessed 8 April 2014)  Asia, Latin America and to a lesser extent the Middle East and parts of Europe are also affected. However, malaria is preventable with the use of medicines and other precautionary measures, such as insecticide  -treated bed nets and indoor insecticide spraying. ( World-Malaria- Day)

The Library collections contain print and online resources on the topic of malaria. Several journal titles enable online access to articles on parasitology etc. Resources can be found by searching in the Library’s search tool, Discover. Print books on malaria can be found in the Barnard Room, shelf mark LF.  A selection of books from this section are on display in the Library’s Reading Room as listed below:


Malaria : A Handbook for Health Professionals. Oxford: Macmillan, 2007. Print.

Deb Roy, Rohan. Malarial Subjects : Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909. First paperback edition. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Print.

Doolan, Denise L., ed. Malaria Methods and Protocols. Totowa, N.J: Humana Press, 2002. Print.

Kamat, Vinay R. Silent Violence : Global Health, Malaria, and Child Survival in Tanzania. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2013. Print.

Manguin, Sylvie. Biodiversity of Malaria in the World. English version completely updated. Paris: John Libby Eurotext, 2008. Print.

Mohr, Norma. Malaria : Evolution of a Killer. Seattle: Serif&Pixel, 2001. Print.

Packard, Randall. The Making of a Tropical Disease : A Short History of Malaria. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. Print.

Schlagenhauf-Lawlor, Patricia. Travelers’ Malaria. Hamilton ; London: BC Decker, 2001. Print.

Sherman, Irwin W. Molecular Approaches to Malaria. Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 2005. Print.

Snowden, Frank M. (Frank Martin), and Richard Bucala, eds. The Global Challenge of Malaria : Past Lessons and Future Prospects. New Jersey: World Scientific, 2014. Print.

Warrell, D. A. (David Alan), and Herbert M. (Herbert Michael) Gilles. Essential Malariology. 4th ed. / edited by David A. Warrell, Herbert M. Gilles. London: Arnold, 2002. Print.

Webb, James L. A. Humanity’s Burden : A Global History of Malaria. Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2009. Print.

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