MAP is committed to playing a proactive role in contributing to enhanced research capacity and leadership in malaria endemic countries and to promote bilateral knowledge sharing between MAP researchers and endemic-country scientists and practitioners. MAP research is substantially enhanced by opportunities to learn from those with the most intimate knowledge of local malaria epidemiology, control and policy. Reciprocally, as a leading innovator in geospatial disease modelling, MAP is well placed to contribute training and capacity strengthening in spatial statistical methods and quantitative epidemiology more broadly, and we have experience in providing training for students, academics, and programmatic staff.
We have designed a curriculum that covers a range of topics in spatial analysis that is tailored to various audience e.g., program staff, postgraduate students and at different level of expertise e.g., introduction to data handling and visualization using R and QGIS, and the more advanced geospatial modelling tools using INLA. These workshops were launched at the 2022 Meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Health. We are planning to deliver the curriculum and a wide range of future events, including both large meetings and conferences that bring together relevant target audience. We continue to seek expression of interest from those who will like to participate in MAP training workshops.