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#WhyIScience Q&A: How a Global Collaboration Is Boosting Science and Public Health in Senegal

By January 21, 2020No Comments

For more than two decades, infectious disease researchers at University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar, Senegal, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have worked together, using genomic technologies, to learn about how malaria parasites spread and how they can be stopped. During that time, there has been a significant decline in the burden of malaria in the West African country. This success is now allowing UCAD and Broad researchers to study other kinds of pathogens that cause malaria-like illness.

Two of those collaborators, Aida Badiane and Katie Siddle, recently sat down with us in a global health edition of a #WhyIScience Q&A to talk about their latest work and the impact of their collaboration on science and public health in Senegal. Their research is part of the Broad Global Health Initiative, which aims to use Broad science and strong partnerships to tackle global health challenges.