International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR)

 The ICEMRS are a global network of independent research centers in malaria-endemic settings, established by NIAID to provide the knowledge, tools, and evidence-based strategies crucial to understanding, controlling, and, ultimately, preventing malaria.

Main Areas of Focus 

Each Center aims to:

  • Design and conduct multidisciplinary research on the epidemiology, transmission, and pathogenesis of malaria in its specific region
  • Design and conduct special projects to capitalize on new opportunities and emerging public health needs
  • Build clinical research capacity and improve malaria control and prevention

Oversight

  • Parasitology and International Programs Branch, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Background

Recognizing the urgent need for a multidisciplinary approach to address these complex interactions at the molecular, cellular, and field levels in malaria-endemic regions, NIAID established the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMRs) in 2010.

Program Overview

ICEMR established a global network of independent research centers in malaria-endemic settings to provide knowledge, tools, and evidence-based strategies to support researchers working in a variety of settings, especially within governments and healthcare institutions.

Locations

Research activities are being conducted by the ICEMRS in the following regions, comprising more than 17 countries and over 50 field sites: Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Africa, West Africa, Southern and Central Africa, Amazonia, Latin America (outside of Amazonia), and the SW Pacific.

Content last reviewed on November 17, 2017