The Center for Global Infectious and Parasitic Diseases works to advance progress toward controlling and, where possible, eliminating infectious and parasitic diseases, including malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and other neglected tropical diseases.
Malaria Elimination Initiative
Since 2007, the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) has worked with malaria-endemic countries and partners to achieve population-level impact toward the global elimination of malaria. The MEI comprises a multidisciplinary team of 30 to 40 faculty and staff with broad expertise in malariology, epidemiology, entomology, advocacy, sustainability, and program implementation, evaluation and management. Our team pioneers innovative, evidence-based policies and solutions in surveillance and response, vector control, advocacy, financing and sustainability, drugs and diagnostics, and program management in nearly 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Partnerships are core to maximizing MEI’s work and impact around the world. We work in service of and in direct collaboration with national, subnational and regional malaria programs and institutions to implement tailored and sustainable approaches.
Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication
The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication addresses a bold proposition: malaria, one of humankind’s most ancient and deadly diseases, can and should be eradicated before the middle of the 21st century.
Malaria Elimination Toolkit
The MEI’s Malaria Elimination Toolkit provides malaria programs and implementing partners with evidence-based, user-friendly tools and approaches to strengthen national malaria programs and empower district-level leadership to understand and overcome malaria control and elimination challenges.
- Asia Pacific Malaria Leaders Alliance
- CARE-India (visceral leishmaniasis)
- Elimination 8
- Ifakara Health Institute
- Manica Health Research Centre (CISM)
- National Institute for Communicable Diseases South Africa
- UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Labs (COVID-19 wastewater surveillance)
- Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
- University of Nevada Las Vegas and Baylor School of Medicine (Chagas disease)
- University of Thies
Visit the Malaria Elimination Initiative site.