IN A NUTSHELL
Nick White’s work on artemisinin therapies has helped save 6 million people from malaria deaths since 2000. Now this effort faces social, political and biological resistance, threatening our ability to win the war against the disease.
Malaria expert Nicholas White was a key figure in informing the World Health Organization's global recommendation of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) as an effective treatment for malaria caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. His principal research interests include drug resistance and other severe tropical infectious diseases such as typhoid, dengue and tuberculosis. Nick has co-chaired the World Health Organization Antimalarial Treatment Guidelines Committee and the WHO Global Malaria Programme case management cluster. He has authored over 1,000 scientific publications and 50 book chapters. Nick’s contribution to tropical medicine and global health was recognized with a UK Knighthood in 2017. He is currently Professor of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University Thailand and at the University of Oxford.
Malaria’s Deadly Comeback, 2016.