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An updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication is coming soon!

October 6, 2017 - 07:45 -- MESA Alliance

More than 180 scientists, malaria programme managers and policy makers from around the world have come together through a consultative process to update the research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication, first produced in 2011.  The outcome is a series of seven ‘malERA Refresh’ (malaria eradication research agenda) papers that have undergone expert peer review and will soon be published in an open access journal.

The aim of this exercise, coordinated by the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA), was to define a forward-looking research and development agenda that would accelerate progress to a world free from malaria.

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MESA is an alliance dedicated to advancing the science of malaria eradication. Its secretariat is based at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, and it is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Submitted by william jobin (not verified) on

While certain novices propose eradication of malaria, there are few practical reasons to support it. A much more practical and realistic approach is to suppress malaria. The obstacles in the face of eradication could make a long list.
Bill Jobin

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Submitted by William Jobin on

It is a shame that certain novices in the field still advocate eradication of malaria. There is no practical reason to do so, it would be a waste of public health resources. But we can all suppress malaria to a point where it is not a significant problem. We have already done that in many places.
Bill (just trying to be realistic)

William Jobin Director of Blue Nile Associates