Sungano Mharakurwa


Sungano Mharakurwa
Member since:
19 Apr, 2012


Sungano is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences of Africa University, a Senior Research Fellow of the Biomedical Research and Training Institute and Senior Research Associate of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he is investigating public health strategies for delaying or minimizing the evolution of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to antimalarial drugs. Currently his team is examining the field dynamics and determinants of drug-resistant P. falciparum alleles in human and vector phases in order to identify potential targets for containment approaches. Earlier work included the relationship of Plasmodium falciparum transmission control on levels of multigenic drug resistance. Parallel studies explore the development of non-invasive methods for the detection of P. falciparum malaria using human saliva and urine samples.


Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Researcher


  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Work Location(s)

  • United States
  • Zambia