Our Story

How did Fight Malaria come about?

Thomas Locke and Rohin Kachroo

Improving Access to Education

SEPT 2016

Borne out of a STEM competition run by GSK, Fight Malaria began as a hub of educational resources for those at risk of contracting malaria. Such resources highlighted the symptoms of malaria and methods of preventing transmission.

Thomas Locke and Rohin Kachroo

Improving Access to Education

SEPT 2016

Borne out of a STEM competition run by GSK, Fight Malaria began as a hub of educational resources for those at risk of contracting malaria. Such resources highlighted the symptoms of malaria and methods of preventing transmission.

Presenting to GSK

NOV 2016

Having made it to the final of the competition, Thomas and Rohin presented to a panel of global health experts at the Science Museum in London. After the judges’ deliberation, Fight Malaria – the resource site – was awarded third place.

Presenting at the Science Museum, London
Presenting at the Science Museum, London

Presenting to GSK

NOV 2016

Having made it to the final of the competition, Thomas and Rohin presented to a panel of global health experts at the Science Museum in London. After the judges’ deliberation, Fight Malaria – the resource site – was awarded third place.

Recording the first episode of Malaria Minute

Communicating Malaria Research

MAR 2018

With a new-found interest in malaria and global public health, Thomas considered a new project that would make malaria research more accessible. The first offering was the Malaria Minute podcast which brought listeners up to date with the latest malaria news in 60 seconds. The podcast continues today.

Recording the first episode of Malaria Minute

Communicating Malaria Research

MAR 2018

With a new-found interest in malaria and global public health, Thomas considered a new project that would make malaria research more accessible. The first offering was the Malaria Minute podcast which brought listeners up to date with the latest malaria news in 60 seconds. The podcast continues today.

Interviewing Key Stakeholders

JULY 2018

Wanting to bring audiences closer to the people behind the fight against malaria, Thomas launched the Five Minutes podcast which interviewed key stakeholders in the malaria field. The series now has an archive of over 40 interviews with academics, fundraisers and policy-makers from around the world.

Interviewing the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt
Interviewing the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt

Interviewing Key Stakeholders

JULY 2018

Wanting to bring audiences closer to the people behind the fight against malaria, Thomas launched the Five Minutes podcast which interviewed key stakeholders in the malaria field. The series now has an archive of over 40 interviews with academics, fundraisers and policy-makers from around the world.

MalariaWorld at a Conference

Broadening Our Reach

APR 2019 

Fight Malaria partnered with MalariaWorld so that episodes of the Malaria Minute podcast could be shared on the their website to which over 10,000 malaria professionals are subscribed.

MalariaWorld at a Conference

Broadening Our Reach

APR 2019 

Fight Malaria partnered with MalariaWorld so that episodes of the Malaria Minute podcast could be shared on the their website to which over 10,000 malaria professionals are subscribed.

Ensuring Scientific Accuracy

APR 2019

Dr Katharine Collins, a postdoctoral research fellow at Radboud University, joined Fight Malaria as Scientific Advisor. She specialises in malaria transmission and the development and evaluation of malaria vaccines.

Dr Katharine Collins
Dr Katharine Collins

Ensuring Scientific Accuracy

APR 2019

Dr Katharine Collins, a postdoctoral research fellow at Radboud University, joined Fight Malaria as Scientific Advisor. She specialises in malaria transmission and the development and evaluation of malaria vaccines.

Playing the Malaria Quiz

Testing Malaria Knowledge

MAY 2019

Teaming up with animation studio AVStudios, Fight Malaria launched an interactive quiz based on the WHO’s World Malaria Report. It tests users on their knowledge of malaria biology and epidemiology. The quiz received 550 plays in the first two months after launch.

Playing the Malaria Quiz

Testing Malaria Knowledge

MAY 2019

Teaming up with animation studio AVStudios, Fight Malaria launched an interactive quiz based on the WHO’s World Malaria Report. It tests users on their knowledge of malaria biology and epidemiology. The quiz received 550 plays in the first two months after launch.

Receiving Recognition from the BSA

JAN 2020

Thomas was awarded a Gold CREST Award from the British Science Association. The CREST Scheme rewards student-led initiatives in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Gold CREST Award
Gold CREST Award

Receiving Recognition from the BSA

JAN 2020

Thomas was awarded a Gold CREST Award from the British Science Association. The CREST Scheme rewards student-led initiatives in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).