Targeted Malaria Elimination Project in Namibia

Empty the reservoir of malaria parasites maintained by asymptomatic carriers in low malaria settings.

Targeted Malaria Elimination in Namibia

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2014, Novartis announced a new partnership with the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Global Health Group, the Multi-disciplinary Research Centre at the University of Namibia (UNAM) and the National Vector-borne Disease Control Program (NVDCP) at the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) of Namibia. The partnership will conduct research, including capacity building and technical assistance, on Targeted Parasite Elimination (TPE) in the Zambezi region in northeastern Namibia.

TPE is a new strategy to empty the reservoir of malaria parasites maintained by asymptomatic carriers in low malaria settings. The program aims at building evidence on the operational feasibility for potential TPE implementation by national malaria control programs.

This new partnership will determine the suitability of TPE, using artemisinin combination therapy (ACT), as a new malaria elimination strategy in pre-elimination settings, such as Namibia. The program aims at building evidence on the operational feasibility for potential implementation by national malaria control programs.

Partners

  • Novartis AG

    Goods Supplier
    Switzerland | Staff size: 10,000+

    Novartis AG, was incorporated on 1996, provides healthcare solutions. The Company is a multinational group of companies specializing in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of...

  • Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services

    Staff size: Unknown
  • University of California, San Francisco

    Independent/None
    Staff size: Unknown
  • University of Namibia (UNAM)

    Institute
    Namibia | Staff size: 251-500

    The University of Namibia (UNAM) is the national university of Namibia, located in the Pioneers Park residential area of Windhoek. Established by an act of National Assembly on 31 August 1992,...

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa, Namibia
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2014
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