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Defeating Malaria through Biology and Online Education

Portrait of Deepali Ravel

I'd always been very frustrated by health inequities that I saw in our community and communities internationally. I also became very interested in biology and experimentation and discovered that biology could be a very important tool for solving global health problems. 

— Deepali Ravel, PhD ’17, course developer for "MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe"

Sometimes inquiry at the microscopic level can lead to solutions on a global scale. That's the inspiration driving the work of Deepali Ravel, a doctoral student in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and content developer for the HarvardX online course MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe. Read more about Defeating Malaria through Biology and Online Education

Spreading the Love of Learning: Meet, Sonal

 

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Sonal, a true life-long learner, has found inspiration from the many courses she’s taken on edX, including China and the Modern World XSeries from HarvardX, which motivated her to learn Mandarin! Read more about Sonal and her philosophy of life-long learning at the edX blog.

The most important thing is not how well you do in the course or how many certificates and degrees you earn, but how you apply what you learn to connect with the world, improve yourself, inspire others to learn and help others in every way possible. —Sonal Read more about Spreading the Love of Learning: Meet, Sonal

#WorldMalariaDay: MalariaX Course Explores Ways to Eliminate Malaria

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Did you know that nearly half of the world's population is at risk of malaria? In recognition of World Malaria Day, HarvardX is excited to announce the launch of MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe, a new online course that explores cutting-edge science and technology, and examines policies needed to control and eliminate malaria. Read more about #WorldMalariaDay: MalariaX Course Explores Ways to Eliminate Malaria