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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Edward Lopez performs a test to determine if a Togolese villager has malaria at a Medical Civic Action Program Health Fair. Medical personnel have embarked from High Speed Vessel Swift as part of an Africa Partnership Station visit. PS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Donald Allen/4th Combat Camera Squadron/U.S. Air Force)

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Edward Lopez performs a test to determine if a Togolese villager has malaria at a Medical Civic Action Program Health Fair. (Image courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Donald Allen/4th Combat Camera Squadron/U.S. Air Force/Released)

The Department of Defense has been working on malaria vaccines for decades. Researchers at the Naval Medical Research Center’s Malaria Vaccine Department are working to lessen the disease’s impact on the warfighter through the development of a vaccine.

Malaria has had a greater impact on manpower than enemy fire in all of the conflicts that have occurred in tropical regions in the 20th century. The Navy is working to change that.

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