Projects

Serological surveillance to identify mosquito exposure and malaria transmission

Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) countries are aiming to eliminate malaria by 2030. As the malaria burden declines and we shift from a malaria control to elimination framework, we need to establish novel ways to prevent, detect and treat malaria.

This project aims to use serological assays to detect exposure to Anopheles’ salivary and malaria parasite antigens and design a serosurveillance tool for malaria exposure throughout the GMS.

This approach will be used as an epidemiological tool to explore heterogeneity in rates of malaria transmission, identifying residual transmission “hot spots” and “hot pops” that can assess the effectiveness of vector control measures and guide appropriate malaria control interventions.

Timeline

June 2019 – 2023

Collaborators

Shoklo Malaria Research Unit: Dr Victor Chaumeau, Professor Francois Nosten

Funding

The Australian Centre for Research Excellence for Malaria Elimination

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Associate Professor Freya J.I. Fowkes

Deputy Program Director, Maternal and Child Health

Telephone

+61385062310

Email

freya.fowkes@burnet.edu.au