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The development of a promising tool in the global fight against malaria has earned the 2019 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize.

Conducting her dissertation research in the highlands of western Kenya on factors affecting contraction of malaria gave Kacey Ernst insight into why spending time with a community is critical to improving public health.
More health professionals, including volunteers and members of the West African diaspora, are urgently needed on the ground, experts told a AAAS audience.
An award ceremony at the AAAS Annual Meeting celebrated the accomplishments of early-career women scientists in the developing world, but a symposium the next day highlighted the challenges they are likely to face in advancing to leadership positions.