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Research at College of Medicine

The College of Medicine from its earliest years has encouraged the development of a wide range of research partnerships with institutions and agencies both national and international.

The first of these partnerships was with the Blantyre Malaria Project (BMP), and actually predates the College of Medicine itself. Founded in 1986 by Professor Terrie Taylor (Michigan State University) and Professor Malcolm Molyneux (University of Liverpool), the research team has been studying the devastating effects and risk factors caused by cerebral malaria in Malawian children. Out of their research has come the internationally accepted way of grading the severity of cerebral Malaria by the Blantyre Malaria Coma Score and a deeper understanding of the pathology.