Dr. Malla Rao
Deputy Branch Chief
Parasitology and International Programs Branch
Principal Investigator: James Kazura, M.D.
Lead Institution: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
The objective of this Center is to advance knowledge of how national and regional programs to control and eliminate malaria in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands and Vanuatu affect the epidemiology, transmission and pathogenesis/immunity of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax.
The research team will examine malaria infection and morbidity in three distinct settings, representing a wide spectrum of malaria endemicity.
The SE Asia and SW Pacific ICEMR will build local capacity and infrastructure to monitor, evaluate and guide ongoing and future malaria interventions used by national health authorities in the region. The Center will establish a resource to aid Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu health officials who are responsible for implementing, monitoring and evaluating interventions to control and eliminate malaria.
Map description: associated sites in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
Last Updated February 07, 2012
Last Reviewed April 05, 2011