Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA

Consultation date: 26 October 2015

Malaria elimination strategy

CDC’s research extends from basic research and development in the laboratory to strategic and applied research aimed at controlling or eliminating malaria worldwide.

Over the past years, CDC has focused on the development and evaluation of interventions such as insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACTs).

Overall, CDC has contributed to improve our knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Understanding the impact of malaria
  • Monitoring drug resistance
  • Developing and evaluating interventions
  • Antimalarial drug use, diagnosis, and non-falciparum malarias
  • Malaria in travelers

Currently, CDC’s malaria research goals are to

  • Optimize the mix of current interventions for malaria control
  • Establish and integrate new or revisited interventions
  • Identify opportunities to integrate efforts with other initiatives
  • Conduct cutting-edge research and development that focuses primarily on malaria parasite transmission, emerging trends such as drug resistance, and host immune and pathological responses to malaria.
  • Evaluate and mitigate potential threats to malaria control, including insecticide and drug resistance.

Funding 8 project(s)

Sep 2013 to Aug 2018

Innovative Malaria M&E Research and Surveillance towards Elimination (IMMERSE)


Leading 24 project(s)


Partnering on 41 project(s)

Performance of the HRP2-based ultrasensitive RDT: Field studies

Jan 2013 to Jun 2017

Pilot phase for the MAL067 RTS,S immunology ancillary study

Jul 2010 to Jun 2016

Pathogenesis (Southwest Pacific ICEMR)

Oct 2009 to Oct 2013

Effectiveness and Safety Studies of Antimalarials in Africa (INESS) - Tanzania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique

Oct 2014 to Oct 2015

ECO-RTS,S - Cost of implementation of malaria vaccination programmes in five sub-Saharan African countries