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Dr. Malla Rao
Deputy Branch Chief
Parasitology and International Programs Branch
Email: mrao@niaid.nih.gov

International CentersĀ of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR)

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Program for Resistance, Immunology, Surveillance, and Modeling of Malaria in Uganda

Dr. Grant Dorsey
Dr. Grant Dorsey, PI for the East Africa ICEMR.

Principal Investigator: Grant Dorsey, M.D.
Lead Institution: University of California, San Francisco

Project Leads

  • Surveillance: Moses R. Kamya, Infectious Disease Research Collaboration (IDRC), Makerere University Faculty of Medicine; Sarah Staedke, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Immunology: Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, IDRC, Makerere University Faculty of Medicine; Chris Drakeley, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Resistance: Samuel Nsobya, IDRC, Makerere University Faculty of Medicine; Philip Rosenthal, University of California, San Francisco

Collaborating Institutions

  • IDRC, Makerere University Faculty of Medicine, Kampala, Uganda
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • University of Durham
  • University of Southampton

Research Areas

The overall goal of the Uganda ICEMR will be to perform comprehensive surveillance studies to improve understanding of malaria and measure the impact of population-level control interventions.

Studies will be conducted in six sentinel sites, ranging from areas of relatively low transmission intensity to areas with some of the highest transmission intensities recorded in the world.

Regional Impact

Uganda provides an ideal environment for this program as malaria covers a wide range of epidemiological settings in the country. Researchers hope to use the varied settings to evaluate intervention strategies and assess optimal control methods.


View Associated sites for the Uganda ICEMR: Kabale District, Mubende District, Apac District, Kanungu District, Jinja District, Tororo District in a larger map

Map description: Associated sites for the Uganda ICEMR: Kabale District, Mubende District, Apac District, Kanungu District, Jinja District, Tororo District

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Last Updated October 17, 2016

Last Reviewed October 17, 2016