In the Asia-Pacific, more than 2 billion people are at risk of malaria, a disease caused by Plasmodium parasites, transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. In response to emerging multidrug resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion, the World Health Organization (WHO) has prioritised malaria elimination in the Asia-Pacific by 2030.
ACREME MASTER-MAP will bring together researchers and scientists to create novel solutions and high-quality evidence to inform policies and practices that address the major barriers to malaria elimination.
ACREME MASTER-MAP will provide direct evidence for new strategies to achieve key priorities to malaria elimination.
MASTER-MAP has three integrated themes:
- Tracking transmission: Detect, map and target malaria and drug resistance
- Prevention: Block transmission with interventions that target all malaria infections and vectors
- Treatment: Treat all infected people with safe and highly effective drug regimens
These complementary themes will generate new clinical and epidemiological evidence and integrated transmission, economic and geospatial models to inform policy and resource allocation for the elimination of malaria in the Asia-Pacific.
- Department Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as part of the Papua New Guinea and Republic of Indonesia for the Micro Elimination of TB (PRIME-TB) grant.
- Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM): Rina Triasih,Betty Nababan, Hastarina Mulia, Billy Brilliandi, Felisia
- Menzies School of Health Research: Kevin Williams, Chris Lowbridge
- Yayasan Pengembangan Kesehatan dan Masyarakat Papua (YPKMP)
- Pemerintah Provinsi Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
- Pemerintah Kabupaten Mimika
- PNG Institute of Medical Research
- Provincial Health Authority, East New Britain
- National Department of Health, PNG
- Institute Pasteur, Cambodia
- Mahidol University Thailand
- Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Thailand
- Telethon Kids Institute
- University of Melbourne
- Deakin University
- Monash University
- Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network
Meet the project team. Together, we are translating research into better health, for all.