IGHS is at the forefront of addressing emerging infectious diseases, spearheading groundbreaking research and implementing innovative interventions to combat dynamic global health threats. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies, IGHS advances the understanding of infectious disease pathology, transmission dynamics and epidemiology. We work to develop novel diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to curtail the impact of infectious diseases on vulnerable populations around the world. Collaborating with various global partners, IGHS supports knowledge exchange and capacity building to bolster health care systems and workforce capabilities in the regions most affected by infectious diseases. Our work combines clinical research, policy development and community engagement to foster health equity and mitigate the impact of emerging infectious diseases on global health.
Capacity strengthening is central to the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) approach. It includes strengthening the skills and competencies of national and subnational program staff to identify priority programmatic questions, increase the use of data for decision-making, and plan, implement, and monitor tailored intervention approaches to address priority questions and gaps in data. Recognizing that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to eliminating malaria, MEI and its network of partners provide tailored capacity strengthening to meet the specific needs of national malaria programs, which promote long-term sustainability and a supportive policy environment.
Countries of activity
Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar
Elimination 8, PMI Evolve, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Ministries of Health in all listed countries
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, President’s Malaria Initiative
PROTECT is a five-year project to improve public health response to COVID-19 and emerging infectious diseases in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa.
Countries of activity
Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Morocco, Egypt, Oman, Jordan
CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases, CDC’s Division of Global Migration, CDC’s MENA Regional Office, CDC’s South America Regional Office, ministry of health officials
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Susie Welty, MPH firstname.lastname@example.org