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We conduct internationally excellent research to benefit health and we train the next generation of researchers. In pursuit of this important mission, MLW is implementing two clinical research programmes focusing on preventing death and transmission of infections.

MLW is closely linked with the community and is an integral part of the University of Malawi's College of Medicine. These relationships provide a unique opportunity replicated in few centres in Africa to study major health issues spanning both community and hospital. Malawi provides a unique supportive environment, with government commitment to universal health coverage, strong engagement with research and willingness to innovate around evidence-based public health programmes. MLW surveillance and diagnostic platforms provide clinicians with early indicators of changes in the incidence of common and emerging diseases.

We study individual and community behaviour and bring this together with basic biology in order to plan appropriate interventions that improve health. Our translational pipeline, while providing an excellent academic environment, results in significant clinical trials and we transfer the findings to policy leading to improved health in Malawi and world-wide.

Most Recent Publications

Metabolomics in plasma of Malawian children 7 years after surviving severe acute malnutrition: "ChroSAM" a cohort study. Bourdon C, Lelijveld N, Thompson D, Dalvi PS, Gonzales GB, Wang D, Alipour M, Wine E, Chimwezi E, Wells JC, Kerac M, Bandsma R, Nyirenda MJ. EBioMedicine. 2019 Jun 26. 

Parallel evolution leading to impaired biofilm formation in invasive Salmonella strains. MacKenzie KD, Wang Y, Musicha P, Hansen EG, Palmer MB, Herman DJ, Feasey NA, White AP. PLoS Genet. 2019 Jun 24

Rapid transcriptional responses to serum exposure are associated with sensitivity and resistance to antibody-mediated complement killing in invasive Salmonella Typhimurium ST313. Ondari EM, Klemm EJ, Msefula CL, El Ghany MA, Heath JN, Pickard DJ, Barquist L, Dougan G, Kingsley RA, MacLennan CA. Wellcome Open Res. 2019 Apr 25

Effects of saline or albumin fluid bolus in resuscitation: evidence from re-analysis of the FEAST trial. Levin M, Cunnington AJ, Wilson C, Nadel S, Lang HJ, Ninis N, McCulloch M, Argent A, Buys H, Moxon CA, Best A, Nijman RG, Hoggart CJ. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Jul

Re: "Investment Long Overdue in Primary Studies of HIV-exposed Uninfected Infant Infectious Morbidity". Iroh Tam PY, Wiens MO, Moschovis P Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Jul