30 Jan 2003

Malaria Vaccine Initiative Gets New Leadership

SEATTLE, WA AND ROCKVILLE, MD (30 January 2003) - Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) today announced the appointments of Drs. Melinda Moree and Filip Dubovsky as Director and Scientific Director, respectively, of the Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI). Launched in 1999, MVI seeks to accelerate development of vaccines against malaria—a major infectious disease that kills an estimated 2.7 million people every year. Previous MVI Director Regina Rabinovich, M.D., joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this month as Director of Infectious Diseases, Global Health Program.