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A WHO technical consultation to discuss what genetic epidemiology of malaria parasite and Anopheline mosquitoes can tell us about malaria transmission, antimalarial drug resistance, and a possible role as a surveillance tool was convened by WHO in June 2019 [ref]. Outcomes of this meeting were reported at the October 2019 Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) meeting where the committee recognized both the potential genomic surveillance of malaria, and the need for further research [ref].
To facilitate the technical consultation, MESA compiled a landscape of recent and ongoing research in genetic epidemiology and its role in malaria surveillance. In an effort to monitor continued progress and advances in research we are updating the collection of studies in collaboration with WHO Global Malaria Programme.