RTS,S trial sites
African researchers at forefront of partnership
A product development partnership involving the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) and GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines—and with top African researchers at the forefront—is conducting the Phase 3 efficacy trial of RTS,S.
Click on the sites in the map below to learn more about our partners in Africa.
The RTS,S Phase 3 efficacy trial is ongoing in seven African countries.
Nanoro, Burkina Faso
Principal Investigator: Tinto Halidou
Co-Principal Investigator: Umberto D'Alessandro
Children enrolled: 1,281
Partner: Institut de Recherche en Science de la Sante/Centre Muraz (IRSS-DRO)
Read the spotlight: Dr. Tinto Halidou, malaria vaccine researcher and advocate.
Principal Investigator: Selidji Agnandji (Maxime)
Co-Principal Investigator: Bertrand Lell
Children enrolled: 930
Partner: Albert Schweitzer Hospital (HAS)
Principal Investigator: Daniel Ansong
Co-Principal Investigator: Tsiri Agbenyega
Children enrolled: 1,288
Partner: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Principal Investigator: Seth Owusu-Agyei
Co-Principal Investigator: Kwaku Poku Asante
Children enrolled: 1,334
Partner: Kintampo Health Research Center (KHRC)
|Total study population (15,460)|
|Children 5 months to 17 months old (8,923)|
|Children 6 weeks to 12 weeks old (6,537)|
|Enrollment period: May 26, 2009 to January 31, 2011|
Principal Investigator: Patricia Njuguna
Co-Principal Investigator: Kevin Marsh
Children enrolled: 904
Partner: KEMRI Wellcome Collaborative Research Programme
Read the feature: African malaria vaccine researcher discusses late-stage clinical trial.
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Principal Investigator: Walter Otieno
Co-Principal Investigator: Lucas Otieno
Children enrolled: 1,631
Partner: KEMRI/Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Principal Investigator: Mary Hamel
Co-Principal Investigator: Simon Kariuki
Children enrolled: 1,620
Partner: KEMRI/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Francis Martinson
Co-Principal Investigator: Irving Hoffman
Children enrolled: 1,626
Partner: University of North Carolina (UNC) Project
Read the feature: Malawi villagers caught in cycle of debilitating routines.
Principal Investigator: Pedro Alonso
Co-Principal Investigator: Pedro Aide
Children enrolled: 1,637
Partner: Centro de Investigaçao em Saude de Manhiça (CISM)
Principal Investigator: Salim Abdulla
Co-Principal Investigator: Marcel Tanner
Children enrolled: 1,705
Partner: Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)
Principal Investigator: John Lusingu
Co-Principal Investigator: Samwel Gesase
Children enrolled: 1,505
Partner: Joint Malaria Programme (JMP), National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
Read the feature: Working to develop a malaria vaccine.