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CSU 37/2011: MALARIA ERADICATION RESEARCH

Sunday, 30th of January 2011 Print

CSU 37/2011: MALARIA ERADICATION RESEARCH

Why did the first malaria eradication initiative, launched in 1955, fail? Partly because so little was learned between 1955 and 1969, when the WHA stepped back from the time limited eradication agenda affirmed in 1955.

The only thing certain about the coming decade in malaria is its uncertainty. Without research, navigating those uncertainties would be more than difficult.

Full text at http://www.ploscollections.org/article/browseIssue.action?issue=info:doi/10.1371/issue.pcol.v07.i13

Good reading.

BD

 

 

malERA – a research agenda for malaria eradication

The Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) initiative complements existing research agendas, which are primarily aimed at reducing the global burden of morbidity and mortality due to malaria by malaria control, with a set of research and development priorities that identify knowledge gaps and tools needed for worldwide eradication of malaria. Over the course of two years, more than 250 experts from 36 countries participated in 20 malERA meetings around the world, producing a draft research and development agenda that was refined during the malERA "Zenith Week" meeting in Washington D.C., in March, 2010. This sponsored Collection of 12 Reviews comprises three reflective pieces and nine research and development agendas that arose from these consultations.

Produced with support from the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) initiative, which was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The PLoS Medicine editors have sole editorial responsibility for the content of this collection.

Download: Complete Collection (3.8 MB PDF).

Image Credit: Original image Grassi, B. Studi di uno zoologo sulla malaria (1901), featured courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Permission to use the CCAL license granted by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

 

 

Reviews Top

A Research Agenda to Underpin Malaria Eradication

Pedro L. Alonso, Graham Brown, Myriam Arevalo-Herrera, Fred Binka, Chetan Chitnis, Frank Collins, Ogobara K. Doumbo, Brian Greenwood, B. Fenton Hall, Myron M. Levine, Kamini Mendis, Robert D. Newman, Christopher V. Plowe, Mario Henry Rodríguez, Robert Sinden, Laurence Slutsker, Marcel Tanner

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000406

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Basic Science and Enabling Technologies

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000399

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Drugs

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000402

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Vaccines

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000398

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Vector Control

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000401

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Diagnoses and Diagnostics

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000396

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Health Systems and Operational Research

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000397

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000400

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Modeling

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000403

A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Cross-Cutting Issues for Eradication

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000404

Some Lessons for the Future from the Global Malaria Eradication Programme (1955–1969)

José A. Nájera, Matiana González-Silva, Pedro L. Alonso

PLoS Medicine:
Published 25 Jan 2011 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000412

The Role of Research in Viral Disease Eradication and Elimination Programs: Lessons for Malaria Eradication

Joel G. Breman, Ciro A. de Quadros, Walter R. Dowdle, William H. Foege, Donald A. Henderson, T. Jacob John, Myron M. Levine

 



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