Malaria-fighting MSU prof subject of documentary
his undated photo provided by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., shows professor Terrie Taylor, top left, as she performs daily rounds in the Malaria Project Ward in Blantyre, Malawi. Taylor has worked 24 years working to treat and prevent the spread of malaria in the small southern African nation. A documentary on her work is being shown Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, on the East Lansing campus. (Associated Press)
The documentary "Malaria and Malawi: Fighting to Save the Children" was produced by journalism faculty members Sue Carter and Bob Gould and focuses on the work of professor Terrie Taylor in Malawi. It's being shown Tuesday night.
Taylor spends part of each year Malawi, working at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. Taylor and her research team recently got a $9.1 million U.S. grant for malaria prevention and control work in Malawi.
Taylor has received a 2011 American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award for her 24 years of work in Malawi.
Show is at 7 p.m. at the Communication Arts and Sciences building.