EU research on malaria

Caused by poverty but also a cause of poverty, malaria – a preventable and treatable disease – is one of the world's deadliest diseases with 429,000 deaths in 2015 and 212 million new cases worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Roughly every two minutes a child dies from malaria. Under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 1 and 3, the EU is committed to working with the global community to reduce poverty and to ensure healthy lives for all.

In the last decade, a global coordinated effort played an important role in achieving significant progress in malaria control as a result of using insecticide-treated bed nets and effective medicines.

Under the FP7 and Horizon 2020 framework programmes, a total of 86 malaria research projects have been funded with a support of €160 million. These projects focused on diagnosis, vaccine development, vector control, treatment, as well as basic and operational research, research infrastructures and training.

Malaria Factsheet

Funding opportunities

Collaboration and jobs

Projects and results

Scientific publications, tools and databases

  • Horizon 2020 dashboard

    Interactive reporting platform, composed of a set of sheets that allows series of views to discover and filter Horizon 2020 data.

  • Scientific publications

    Scientific publications produced by the European Commission (JRC)

  • EU Open Data Portal

    Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions. All data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

  • OpenAIRE

    You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE.


  • Research enquiry service

    You can contact the research enquiry service to find out more about research in Europe, the EU's research and innovation funding programmes as well as calls for proposals and project funding.  

  • National contact points

    The national contact points (NCP) network gives guidance and information on participating in Horizon 2020. NCPs are established in all EU countries and many non-EU countries.

  • European IP Helpdesk

    Service that offers an intellectual property rights helpline, training and online library.

Related Commission departments