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The West Africa ICEMR Partnerships for Guiding Policy to Improve the Malaria Prevention and Control
journal contributionposted on 2023-02-10, 00:25 authored by S Doumbia, M Toure, N Sogoba, M Alifrangis, M Diakite, A Diarra, M Keita, D Konaté, SI Diawara, SMB Thiam, S Keita, M Tounkara, I Cissé, V Sanogo, MH Magassa, Alyssa BarryAlyssa Barry, PJ Winch, HC Marker, JG Shaffer, SF Traoré, GC Müller, L Cui, JC Beier, J Mihigo
ABSTRACT. The Mali National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) recently established a phased set of goals for eliminating malaria in Mali by 2030. Over the past decade, the scale-up of NMCP-led malaria control interventions has led to considerable progress, as evidenced by multiple malariometric indicators. The West Africa International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research (WA-ICEMR) is a multidisciplinary research program that works closely with the NMCP and its partners to address critical research needs for malaria control. This coordinated effort includes assessing the effectiveness of control interventions based on key malaria research topics, including immune status, parasite genetic diversity, insecticide and drug resistance, diagnostic accuracy, malaria vector populations and biting behaviors, and vectorial capacity. Several signature accomplishments of the WA-ICEMR include identifying changing malaria age demographic profiles, testing innovative approaches to improve control strategies, and providing regular reporting on drug and insecticide resistance status. The NMCP and WA-ICEMR partnership between the WA-ICEMR and the NMCP offers a comprehensive research platform that informs the design and implementation of malaria prevention and control research programs. These efforts build local expertise and capacity for the next generation of malaria researchers and guide local policy, which is crucial in sustaining efforts toward eliminating malaria in West Africa.
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
PublisherAMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE
Science & TechnologyLife Sciences & BiomedicinePublic, Environmental & Occupational HealthTropical MedicineGAMBIAE-SENSU-LATOTRANSMISSIONINSECTICIDESMALIAnimalsAnophelesChlorphentermineHumansInsecticidesInternational CooperationMalariaMaliMosquito VectorsPolicyInfectious DiseasesPreventionVector-Borne DiseasesRare DiseasesClinical Research3 Prevention of disease and conditions, and promotion of well-being3.2 Interventions to alter physical and biological environmental risksInfection3 Good Health and Well BeingMedical and Health Sciences