In consultation with the community, MESA is leading the ‘MESA malERA Refresh’ process.
MESA malERA Refresh updates the malaria eradication research and development agenda (malERA) first published in 2011. The overarching goal is to update the multi-disciplinary R&D agenda for malaria elimination and eradication, which can be acted upon by the malaria community, scientific community, and funders to accelerate progress.
The goal was achieved in consultation with six expert Panels which assessed the progress made since the first malERA, examined current hypotheses, and identified the priority research areas which need to be addressed moving forward. The final output has been a scientific publication.
Panels have addressed:
What has evolved in the evidence base in this field since malERA?
What are our current hypotheses? What is currently being tested and researched? What is challenging these hypotheses?
What hypotheses need to be tested? What innovation is needed? What are the priorities areas for research in the next 5-10 years?
The MESA malERA Refresh Panels each had a chair and co-chair who worked with a Leadership Group that oversaw the process. The MESA Secretariat coordinated the work.