U.S. Army medical researchers take part in World Malaria Day 2010, Kisumu, Kenya April 25, 2010


On the front line against malaria: Army medical researchers in Kenya mark World Malaria Day 2010

Hundreds of local people gathered Sunday at Kit Mikayi primary school to mark World Malaria Day 2010 with educational skits, songs and dance.

Among them was Lt. Col. Maria Bovill, director of U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya’s Kombewa Clinical Research Center – where research into the world’s first phase three clinical trial of a malaria vaccine is underway.

The daylong event offered a great opportunity for the people to share information about the advances of malaria research and reiterate prevention measures with the community, Bovill said.

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