Shrinking the Malaria Map

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Malaria Elimination Group

The Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) is an independent global advisory group of 47 international experts convened by the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the UCSF Global Health Group. The MEG meets annually to elaborate on the scientific, technical, operational, economic, political, and programmatic considerations of pursuing or embarking on malaria elimination. Representing 18 countries from all parts of the world,the  MEG members serve in their personal capacities and bring expertise across many disciplines.

The MEG is chaired by Sir Richard Feachem, Director of UCSF Global Health Group and is coordinated by the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the UCSF Global Health Group

What does the MEG do?

  • Hosts annual meetings to build consensus on malaria elimination
    Through annual meetings usually co-hosted by a malaria-eliminating country, MEG members discuss and debate current issues in malaria elimination. Meetings often focus on best practices in countries that are accelerating progress toward zero; national decision making on whether, when, and how to pursue elimination; global and regional policies for malaria elimination; and resource mobilization for low-transmission countries that are nearing zero or holding the line. With representatives from the front line, donor agencies, research institutions, and global policy-making bodies, discussions span a broad range of perspectives.
  • Convenes working groups to address specific issues
    The MEG hosts the Economics and Finance Interest Group, a global interest and advisory group for malaria-elimination financing and economics. The MEG Economics and Finance Interest Group was formed in 2008 and is chaired by Dr. Dean Jamison.

    The MEG Case Study Advisory Committee was chaired by Dr. Marcel Tanner and was active from 2011 to 2014. The group advised a series of 10 elimination case studies that were produced by the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the UCSF Global Health Group and by the WHO Global Malaria Program.  

  • Advocates for elimination to support the broader goal of eradication, aiming to raise awareness of progress as well as gaps and challenges that remain in malaria-eliminating countries, and to influence national and global policy and financing.
  • Hosts study tours of malaria elimination programs 
    The MEG has hosted study tours of the malaria elimination efforts in China, Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, and Zanzibar. 

MEG Publications

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Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Guide on Malaria Elimination for Policy Makers

By: Richard G.A. Feachem and the Malaria Elimination Group
The purpose of the Guide is to provide guidance and high-level technical insight to leaders in governments that are considering or have embarked upon a national or regional strategy of malaria elimination and to the donors, agencies, and others who support them. This document is a policy digest of A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination.


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Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination

Edited by: Richard G.A. Feachem, Allison A. Phillips, and Geoffrey A. Targett on Behalf of the Malaria Elimination Group
The Prospectus provides detailed and informed practical means of achieving and sustaining zero transmission. It is designed as a road map, providing direction and options from which to choose an appropriate path. The Prospectus reviews the operational, technical, and financial feasibility for those working on the front lines and outlines the tools that can be considered for an elimination program. The 10 chapters of the Prospectus were written by 33 contributing authors. 

The Lancet Series on Malaria Elimination

With leadership from the Malaria Elimination Group and the UCSF Global Health Group, The Lancet published a special series on malaria elimination in November 2010 to address the challenges that confront malaria-eliminating countries today. This groundbreaking Series examines the technical, operational, and financial aspects of elimination and includes a global call to action that details the priorities for malaria elimination in the coming decade to ensure continued momentum.