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A critical aspect of our future ability to control parasitic diseases will depend on the skills and expertise of scientists, physicians and other healthcare workers, and public health specialists working in endemic regions. Therefore, strengthening the research capability of scientists in their own countries is an important focus of NIAID efforts. 

NIAID researchers work closely with national and international organizations involved in parasitic disease research and control. NIAID was a founding member of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria, which emphasizes strengthening research capacity against malaria in Africa. NIAID collaborators include: the United States Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank, The Rockefeller Foundation, the European Commission, and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health.

Last Updated June 10, 2011