Shrinking the Malaria Map

UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

Global Health Group congratulates Dr. Alonso on GMP appointment

01 August 2014

The Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative congratulates Professor Pedro Alonso on his appointment to lead WHO's Global Malaria Program. Alonso's leadership at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Manhiça Health Research Centre, CISM (Mozambique) is a testament to his commitment to malaria elimination and eradication. During his 30 years in global health, Alonso has complemented malaria control efforts in high-burden countries with proven elimination strategies in endemic areas.

Alonso's leadership comes at a critical time for global malaria elimination efforts; WHO is currently developing a new 10-year strategy for malaria control and elimination that will guide and coordinate efforts to fight malaria globally. We look forward to collaborating with Pedro Alonso, in his new position, to make malaria history.