About MESA

Sharing knowledge and catalyzing research towards a malaria-free world

MESA, originally named the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance, was born out of the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) in 2011, a consultative process that comprehensively analyzed the science needed for malaria elimination and the long-term goal for global eradication. It illustrated to the malaria community at-large the needs and gaps in knowledge across nine research and development areas. Since then an update exercise was conducted and the malERA Refresh agenda was released in 2017. MESA functions behind this overarching concept that such a global agenda needs to be sustained, coordinated and optimized.

MESA is the malaria knowledge hub and community table to discuss and agree on a way forward on the existing evidence base, research and learning needed to solve unmet problems to advance the global vision of a malaria free world.

MESA is hosted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and support the organization in fulfilling its mandate as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Malaria Control, Elimination and Eradication.

MESA is supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

What we do

MESA gathers and shares knowledge to catalyze research and inform decisions responding to the needs of malaria endemic countries. To achieve this, we work along three strategic areas:

Mapping the landscape of active malaria research projects including operational research

Creating effective avenues for malaria researchers and professionals to use emerging data for advocacy, decision-making, policy and strategies

Synthesizing evidence to bridge knowledge gaps

Creating effective fora for:

– Scientific discourse and learning
– Collaboratively seeking solutions

Our team

Regina Rabinovich

Chair

Nana Aba Williams
Nana Aba Williams

Coordinator

Helen Nwanosike
Helen Nwanosike

Technical Officer

Sandesh Bhandari
Sandesh Bhandari

Technical Officer

Sònia Tòmas
Sònia Tòmas

Project Manager

Elisa Serra

Technical Officer

Murchana Roychoudhury
Murchana Roychoudhury

Communications Officer

Elisabet Martí Coma-Cros

Technical Officer

Beena Bhamani

Technical Officer

Francis Quist
Francis Quist

Data Manager

Vincent Bouvaist

Finance Manager

The MESA team acknowledges the valuable contribution of everyone who has been involved in the project in varied capacities over the years.