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.

Malaria elimination highlights from World Malaria Report 2017

The World Malaria Report tracks global progress towards the goals set out in the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2015 – 2030. This year’s report paints a challenging picture, showing that funding for the malaria response has plateaued and the world is not on track to achieve its 2020 targets. Malaria cases have gradually risen since 2014, with the largest increases occurring in Africa and the Americas. Gaps in coverage with lifesaving tools remain, with bednet coverage less than 50% in some African countries.

Building effective regional partnerships to eliminate malaria

Cross-border transmission of malaria poses a significant challenge to successful elimination of the disease. To address this challenge, country programs and international donors are increasingly focusing on regional approaches to malaria elimination. Regional initiatives (RIs) are multi-country and multi-sector partnerships with governmental support that work towards common goals. RIs often provide unique solutions to challenges that countries may struggle to address on their own.

Q&A: Understanding new economic evidence to accelerate malaria elimination in the Asia Pacific

Ben Rolfe, CEO, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance
Susann Roth, Senior Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Rima Shretta, Associate Director of Economics and Finance, Malaria Elimination Initiative, UCSF Global Health Group

New economic evidence and tools on malaria elimination in the Asia Pacific were just released. What is the goal of this new body of research?

The UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative at 2017 ASTMH Annual Meeting

This year the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) will once again have a strong presence at the ASTMH Annual Meeting. The MEI will be hosting and presenting scientific sessions, symposia, and posters on a range of malaria elimination topics. Review our flyer to see a full schedule of MEI events at ASTMH.