Shrinking the Malaria Map

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


Our Malaria Elimination Toolkit provides national malaria programs and implementing partners with evidence-based, user-friendly tools to strengthen malaria elimination efforts worldwide. Each tool specifies the target user, from surveillance officers and national malaria control program managers to healthcare providers. Many of these tools have been used successfully in malaria-eliminating countries, such as Indonesia, Swaziland, and China—leading to policy and programmatic changes that are accelerating elimination efforts.

World on track to achieve global malaria elimination target

The Malaria Elimination Initiative at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Group congratulates Paraguay on its historic accomplishment of successfully eliminating malaria. The country received official WHO certification of malaria elimination on Monday, June 11, at a ceremony in Costa Rica. The ceremony was part of WHO’s E2020 meeting, a gathering of 21 countries identified by the WHO as having the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020.

UCSF convenes groundbreaking commission to inform path towards malaria eradication

A newly launched Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication will convene experts from around the world to inform efforts to eradicate malaria – an age-old disease that still claims nearly half a million lives each year. The Commission is a joint endeavor between The Lancet and the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and will complement the WHO's Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication.

MEI strengthens presence in southern Africa, director Roly Gosling now based in Windhoek, Namibia

The Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Group is expanding its presence in southern Africa. Beginning this month, Professor Roly Gosling, Director of the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI), will be based in Windhoek, Namibia. In Windhoek, Professor 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.

USAID awards global malaria contract to UCSF’s Malaria Elimination Initiative and partners to advance malaria service delivery in 28 countries

The Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at the University of California, San Francisco Global Health Group is part of a group of partners that has been awarded a new contract by USAID to support the President’s Malaria Initiative’s Advancing the Progress of Malaria Service Delivery (APMSD) project in 28 malaria-affected countries.

New evidence shows potential of two drugs to block malaria transmission

Findings Could Speed Elimination of Malaria, Including its Drug-Resistant Forms

An international team of researchers has shown that two different compounds—one, an older malaria drug, the other a common laboratory dye with known antimalarial properties—can safely and effectively be added to treatment regimens to block transmission of the most common form of malaria in Africa

This development could help reduce the spread of P. falciparum malaria, including its drug-resistant forms, thus speeding progress toward elimination of the disease.

Malaria elimination featured in global disease control priorities project

The US launch of Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (DCP3), was held at the University of California, San Francisco today. The DCP3 is a comprehensive, nine-volume series that outlines the world’s most pressing health issues, ranging from infectious diseases to cancer to maternal and child health. It provides up-to-date evidence on the efficacy of existing strategies and tools, as well as extended cost effectiveness analyses. Last updated in 2006, this most recent edition of the DCP includes for the first time a chapter on malaria elimination and eradication.