The Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences is expanding its presence in southern Africa. Beginning this month, Roly Gosling, PhD, director of MEI, will be based in Windhoek, Namibia. In Windhoek, Gosling is strategically located at the core of MEI’s malaria elimination work in southern Africa, and will provide direct support to key partners in the region.
Gosling will collaborate with the national malaria program of Namibia, the University of Namibia and the Ministry of Health and Social Services, and the Elimination 8— a coordinated, eight-country effort to achieve malaria elimination in four countries in southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland) by 2020 and pave the way for progressive elimination in four additional countries (Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) by 2030. Gosling will also increase his presence in Geneva, and with other partners in Europe.