Malaria Interventions

The Malaria Interventions Group includes a number of large-scale service projects, as well as a substantial operations research portfolio.  For the past 12 years, the NETCELL project (supported by SDC) has worked within the Tanzanian National Malaria Control Programme to strengthen the National Mosquito Net Programme (NATNETS) and improve case management. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second most malarious country in the world, the CongoMal project (supported by DfID) aims to strengthen the technical competence of the Programme National de Lutte contre le Paludisme, as well as the malaria research capacity of local academic institutions. In Congo we also support the rehabilitation and operationalization of 10 sentinel sites spread over the entire country. The GlobMal  project (supported by SDC) aims to strengthen the Roll Back Malaria Partnership by organizing the Vector Control Working Group and the Case Management Working Group. GlobMal also aims to build capacity through a range of training courses for different malaria control personnel. Operational research is usually associated with these large projects on issues related to national-level implementation of malaria control activities. Separate research programmes on quality of care, health financing, and the treatment of mild and severe episodes of malaria complete our portfolio.