Terrie Taylor gave the Charles Franklin Craig Lecture at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting on Nov. 3.

Terrie's talk, Eliminating Malaria Deaths, is the result of years of research in the battle against malaria. More than 1,300 children die every day from malaria, which is equivalent to a child dying every minute. As the world works toward eradicating the disease, Terrie has a plan to eradicate malaria deaths.

An American Doctor May Have Solved a Deadly Mystery About Malaria

Journalist Anders Kelto speaks with Terrie Taylor about her latest research on pediatric cerebral malaria. 

Dr. Terrie Taylor, a medical professor at Michigan State University, has spent much of her life studying malaria in Africa. On a recent morning, Taylor made the rounds in the malaria ward of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

Malaria is an ancient disease, but it is still beating us and killing hundreds of thousands of people each year, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa. It is very tricky — it is the ‘Voldemort’ of parasites.
— Terrie Taylor