WHO is undertaking a consultative process to solicit inputs into a prioritization framework for the research and development (R&D) of malaria health products. A draft report “Analysis of Malaria R&D Priorities” identifies five key challenges that represent threats or barriers to achieving the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 goals. This early copy of the report is being shared at a time when WHO is exploring how best to guide and support the development of priority solutions to meet public health needs.
The MESA Alliance is set to co-host an invite-only scientific symposium entitled, “Innovate for Collective Impact to End Malaria,” on Friday, January 11, 2019, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, USA. Its core objective is to frame a response to the 2018 World Malaria Report and to develop innovative approaches to collectively bridge critical issues in malaria eradication spanning research, financing, and implementation.
Another MESA grantee has finalised its projects and shared the findings: the MESA-funded IVERMAL Study, a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted in Kenya and led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has produced new evidence that supports the use of ivermectin as a tool for malaria elimination.
T'is the season for self-reflection over results of the past year and gearing up on activities of the new. We at the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) are also looking ahead and now invite innovative solution partners to our Request for Proposal (RFP).
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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.