Work Package 2: Malaria

This work package aims at increasing capacities for the evaluation of new interventions/, treatments and vaccines able to further reduce and interrupt malaria transmission. Led by MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, the activities of this work package are aimed at achieving the following objectives:
1. To build capacities for the evaluation of new community-based interventions aimed at interrupting malaria transmission in West Africa
2. To build capacities for the evaluation of the efficacy of new insecticides and the monitoring of insecticide resistance
3. To build capacities to determine safety and efficacy of new treatments and vaccines
4. To set up a Controlled Human Malaria Infection (SHMI) model in The Gambia, with the aim of conducting early phase trials on new treatments and vaccines.

Professor Alfred Amambua-Ngwa
Work Package Leader

MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, The Gambia

Professor Halidou Tinto
Deputy Work Package Leader

CRUN, Burkina Faso

Dr. Makhtar Niang
Deputy Work Package Leader

Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal