Dr. Hamma Maiga
Research area: malaria, maternal and child health
Home institution: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Mali
Host institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Maiga will spend his fellowship year at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the mentorship of Patrick Duffy, MD. His research will focus on monitoring antimalarial drugs used for seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC).
Dr. Maiga has worked as a Medical Doctor at the Malaria Research and Training Center (MRTC) in Mali since 2002. This position allowed him to gain extensive field and laboratory experience on malaria. Dr. Maiga participated as a clinical investigator and coordinator in many research studies including artemisinin-based combinations therapies, intermittent preventive treatment in children and pregnant
women, and malarial drug resistance. In 2016, he was promoted to a new position as research assistant at
the National Institute for Public Health Research in Mali. Dr. Maiga received his PhD in Parasitology-Medical Entomology in 2017 with a focus on molecular investigation of drug resistance used in seasonal
malaria chemoprevention (SMC).
Dr. Maiga expects that the APIT program will help to develop his career and his becoming an independent researcher . He hopes to contribute to the training of young scientists in Mali.