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Welcome to the “Cytoadherence in Pediatric Malaria." Our work was a collaboration between researchers at the University of Toronto (Canada), Harvard University (USA), and Makerere University (Uganda). The study was completed.

Our research was focused on the vascular biology of Plasmodium falciparum malaria-- a leading killer of children worldwide.

The research was conducted in conjunction with the following major medical centers:

  • University Health Network, Toronto, CA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Mulago Hospital Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Kampala, Uganda

Our research was funded principally by a grant from the International Society of Blood Transfusion with additional generous contributions from both university and corporate sources.


You may access the publication: Cytoadherence in paediatric malaria: ABO blood group, CD36, and ICAM1 expression and severe Plasmodium falciparum infection. Cserti-Gazdewich CM, Dhabangi A, Musoke C, Ssewanyana I, Ddungu H, Nakiboneka-Ssenabulya D, Nabukeera-Barungi N, Mpimbaza A, Dzik WH. Br J Haematol. 2012 Oct;159(2):223-36. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12014. Epub 2012 Aug 22. PMID:22909232 [Free Full-Text Article]


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Any size donation is gratefully received. 100% of your gift will be used for charity healthcare at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.