Professor Sir Nicholas J White

Professor Sir Nicholas J White

Podcast interview

Malaria kills more than half a million people every year. Following a number of groundbreaking clinical trials, Professor Sir Nick White and his Thailand team successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of artemisinin drug therapy for malaria in adults, children and infants. He also pioneered artemisinin combination therapy, the first-line treatment for malaria worldwide.

Nicholas White


Professor of Tropical Medicine

  • Professor at Mahidol University in Thailand

Professor White’s diverse interests include the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of uncomplicated and severe malaria, meliodosis, enteric fever, tetanus, dengue haemorrhagic fever, Japanese encephalitis and tuberculosis. His particular interests at present include the pathophysiology and treatment of severe malaria,  the prevention of antimalarial drug resistance using artemisinin-based combinations. and the biology of relapse in vivax malaria.

Vivax malaria

Proposed mechanism of periodic Plasmodium vivax relapse activation

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