Achieving Global Malaria Eradication through Accelerated Regional Elimination

Achieving Global Malaria Eradication through Accelerated Regional Elimination


To advance malaria elimination in priority regions of Southern Africa and the Asia Pacific, and support the global goal of malaria eradication, through evidence generation, technical assistance, resource mobilization and capacity building.

Over the next four years, the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) will bolster efforts to shrink the malaria map in Asia Pacific and Southern Africa. Through partnership with national malaria programs, the MEI will develop and test new tools for diagnosis, surveillance and vector control, and build the financial and political commitment required to achieve and sustain zero malaria, focusing on the elimination of the disease within the countries' borders.

PI Institution(s)

Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding source(s)


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, How we work

Global Push to Eradicate Malaria Boosted by $29M Grant to Malaria Elimination Initiative

Key facts

  • Dates
    Nov 2016 to Dec 2020
    Funding amount
    Funding information
    Grant OPP1160129
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Belize
    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • Nicaragua
    • Panama
    • Tajikistan
    • China
    • Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    • Korea, Republic of
    • Azerbaijan
    • Turkey
    • Algeria
    • Mexico
    • Solomon Islands
    • Vanuatu
    • Paraguay
    • Bhutan
    • Nepal
    • Sri Lanka
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
    • Thailand
    • Viet Nam
    • Botswana
    • Namibia
    • South Africa
    • Swaziland
    • Cabo Verde
    • Iran, Islamic Republic of
    • Saudi Arabia

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Training & capacity building
    Elimination strategies, Surveillance