ASTMH 2016, Symposium "malERA Refresh: Updating the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda"
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Title: "malERA Refresh: Updating the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda"
Regina Rabinovich, Symposium Organizer, Chair, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health / Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
Pedro Alonso, Co-Chair, World Health Organization
Elizabeth Winzeler, "Basic Research and Disruptive Technologies", University of California San Diego
Abdoulaye Djimdé, "Mitigating Antimalarial Drug Resistance", Malaria Research and Training Center in Bamako, Mali
Fredros Okumu, "Tools for Malaria Elimination", Ifakara Health Institute
Richard Steketee, "Combination Interventions and Modelling", PATH-MACEPA
Session information: Symposium 135: malERA Refresh: Updating the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda
Wednesday, 16 November, 1:45 - 3:30 pm, Marriott - Imperial B
“I really do believe that malaria will be eradicated in my lifetime”- Bill Gates, ASTMH 2014. Building on the moral argument that we should strive to eradicate malaria, the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) was launched in 2008 culminating in a series of scientific papers, entitled ‘the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA)’ which were published in PLOS Medicine in 2011. With the development and progress made in both scientific research and malaria programs over the past years, it is now time to examine and update the malaria eradication research agenda. In collaboration with more than 180 experts around the world, the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) has led a consultative process to review and update malERA, entitled ‘malERA Refresh’. This consultative process started in June 2015 and it has been organized around six different thematic panels: basic science and enabling technologies, insecticide and drug resistance, characterizing the reservoir and measuring transmission, tools for elimination, combination interventions and modeling, health systems and policy research. This work will culminate in an open access publication at the end of 2016. This ASTMH scientific session is uniquely poised to share the main findings from the malERA Refresh process.