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The MESA Alliance Receives a Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support the Malaria Implementation Science Community

The platform, hosted by ISGlobal, starts a new phase of activities

Photo: The Global Fund / Andrew Esiebo

The MESA Alliance started the new year by launching a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 2012, the alliance has been working on three strategic areas: mapping the landscape of active malaria research projects; creating effective avenues for stakeholders to use emerging data for policy and strategies; and developing strategies and tools to advance from research to impact.

The new grant will allow MESA to automate the process for tracking malaria research, which will increase the coverage and visibility of active malaria projects by engaging with researchers, programs, institutions, universities, research centres and other stakeholders. The alliance seeks to increase knowledge and information sharing via the MESA Track online platform (an effort to extract and disseminate findings) and the MESA Web. 

“MESA is a virtual malaria community round table -a neutral space- to identify gaps and creative approaches towards a malaria free world”, says Regina Rabinovich, chair of the Alliance and Director of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at ISGlobal.

The MESA Alliance is hosted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), which serves as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Malaria Control, Elimination and Eradication.

To learn more about MESA click here.