A Bold Vision
Since 2007, the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) has been working alongside malaria endemic countries and partners to advance malaria policy and practice. Our multidisciplinary team of experts pioneers innovative, evidence-based solutions to accelerate progress towards ending transmission of this deadly disease. Based at the University of California, San Francisco, one of the world’s leading health and medical research institutions, our faculty and staff have broad expertise in malariology, epidemiology, entomology, advocacy, and program implementation, evaluation, and management. The MEI has ongoing activities in more than 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
Our technical areas of focus include:
- Surveillance and response
- Vector control
- Drugs and diagnostics
- Program management, and
- Advocacy, financing, sustainability
In these areas, we conduct cutting edge operational research, provide direct technical assistance, and build capacity at the sub-national, national, and regional levels. Partnerships are core to maximizing MEI’s work and impact around the world. We closely collaborate with national malaria programs and local institutions to implement tailored and sustainable approaches. Through this work, we aim to support the efforts of national malaria programs and partners to collectively achieve population-level impact towards the elimination of malaria.
The MEI has helped put the global goal of elimination on the map. Over the last two decades, more than twenty countries have eliminated the disease – and over half the world’s countries are now malaria-free. Together, we can reach a universal vision: to improve the lives of millions of people across the world by ending malaria once and for all.