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1094 Population genetics of Plasmodium falciparum parasites in Northern Ghana

Location: Ghana (GH).


Partner study description

In collaboration with colleagues at the Navrongo Health Research Center, Lucas Amenga-Etego is investigating the genetic diversity and population structure of Plasmodium falciparum parasites collected in the Kassena-Nankana districts of Northern Ghana. P. falciparum isolates were sampled from individuals with a confirmed falciparum malarial fever. This study is contributing to the Plasmodium Diversity Network Africa (PDNA), an African-led network investigating the genetic diversity and drug resistance of Plasmodium parasites across Africa.