Accelerating progress towards Malaria Eradication: Working across Global, Regional, and National levels, and through Operational Research, to Shrink the Malaria Map

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Investigator: Richard G. Feachem, DSc, PhD
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Location(s): Zimbabwe; Swaziland

Description

Demonstrate an Accelerated Path to Elimination

We are generating evidence that malaria can be eliminated in diverse geopolitical and transmission zones, including Southern Africa and the Greater Mekong Sub-region. We believe that current tools used more effectively or in novel ways, along with strong partnerships and government commitment, can bring malaria campaigns closer to the “last mile” of elimination. This includes improving the delivery of existing vector-control tools, diagnostics, and drugs; investigating the potential of existing drugs to achieve complete cure at the individual and population levels, including the asymptomatic reservoir; and refining strategies for reaching special populations, such as pregnant women and children under age 5.