Most malaria endemic countries experience seasonal variation in transmission. The aim of this work is to be able to accurately predict seasonal malaria transmission patterns where malaria survey data are sparse.
MAP is conducting research into geospatial analysis for malaria risk stratification and intervention targeting. Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), we work closely with CHAI, national malaria control programs, and other partners to maximize the utility of model outputs for national malaria control planning.
Insecticide resistance in the mosquitoes that transmit malaria is increasingly recognised as one of the most important threats to malaria control. A collaboration between the Malaria Atlas Project and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is modelling spatio-temporal patterns in insecticide resistance in order to assess the impact of resistance on malaria transmission Read More
A 2015 study by MAP, published in Nature, has quantified the attributable effect of malaria disease control efforts in Africa showing that Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalence in endemic Africa halved and the incidence of clinical disease fell by 40% between 2000 and 2015. Read More
Ongoing work is modelling the geographical distributions of key sibling species in Africa and Asia, and quantifying the mosquito behaviours that have the potential to impact malaria control measures. Read More
Inherited blood disorders (IBDs) include all disorders that are passed down through families and affect the normal properties of blood in humans. Their clinical effects range from benign to lethal. We are interested in IBDs that are common enough to be of public health significance and particularly in those with a link to malaria. Read More
Improvements to housing may contribute to malaria control and elimination by reducing house entry by malaria vectors and thus exposure to biting. We tested the hypothesis that the odds of malaria infection are lower in modern, improved housing compared to traditional housing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Read More