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The AMMA programme aims to study how the West African monsoon affects meningitis and malaria epidemics. While it focuses on one weather system, the climate factors it looks at can be generalised to other environments. For example, it examines how wind, dust, rainfall, temperature and humidity, amongst others, affect mosquito density and malaria or meningitis epidemics in people. The website also offers a key resource for researchers in the form of an open-access bibliographic database containing more than 250 scientific articles.
This website publishes information from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), which aims to use research to improve decision-making on global, regional and country-specific health problems. Research areas include antibiotic resistance, malaria and environmental health. The website provides free access to data, tools and statistics on its specific research areas; it also publishes information about specific projects publications, events as well as a blog which is regularly updated with health policy news.
CHIEX investigates how climate variability affects human health in the tropical Americas. It runs projects in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Venezuela, and focuses specifically on the spread of dengue fever and malaria in these countries. These projects have practical implications; for example, a study in Cuba led to the development of a "bioclimatological" monitoring system that uses climatic predictions to prevent and control disease.
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative is an independent non-profit collaboration between organisations including the Ministry of Health of Malaysia, and Médecins sans Frontières that focuses on developing drugs for neglected diseases, such as leishmaniasis.
DNDi harnesses existing research and development capacity to develop these drugs, and ensures they are accessible to the developing world.
There are extensive links to articles, publications and conference reports, many available for downloading, and a petition to support DNDi in its call to governments around the world to do more for neglected diseases.
This not-for-profit organisation works with the private and public sectors to develop and implement quality yet affordable diagnostic technologies for diseases prevalent in developing countries, including tuberculosis, malaria and sleeping sickness. It also aims to strengthen laboratories and scale up projects to improve new tool uptake in endemic regions. The website provides information about the organisation's programmes and partners, news and a resource centre with free access to documents such as reports and scientific articles.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Gates Malaria Partnership is a collaboration between research centres in the UK, Denmark and those in n Africa, where malaria is widespread. It seeks to improve malaria control in these regions through improved training, promoting research in malaria-endemic countries, and ensuring the ability to translate knowledge into practice and treatment.
The website describes the priority areas of the partnership, including epidemic prediction and response, and household and community level interactions.
The IRD is a French public science and technology research institute that conducts research, consultancy and training towards supporting sustainable development in developing countries. The main interest focuses on the relationship between people and the environment, including diseases such as malaria. The IRD website can be read in either French or English, and has background information and press releases on its research activities, and a list of sponsored research centres throughout Central Africa.
This organisation provides the US government with independent scientific analysis and advice on health issues through expert panels, including one on tropical diseases such as malaria. Recent major activities include the launch of a new African Science Academies Development Initiative, with the assistance of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The school is an international postgraduate centre of excellence, devoted to research, education and training, and consultancy, with a focus on malaria. The website details the courses and programmes it offers, and has comprehensive coverage of all aspects of attending the school. There are extensive links, including health information for travelling abroad.
This global non-profit organisation established by PATH (the Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health) develops and tests potential malaria vaccines. The website contains background information on its malaria vaccine programme, including fact sheets, project and strategy outlines, interviews, and extensive links to other vaccine and malaria-related organisations.
This non-profit organisation funds and coordinates the development of effective and affordable anti-malarial drugs through public-private partnerships. Partners include public health institutions, academic laboratories and pharmaceutical companies, and the World Health Organization's Roll Back Malaria partnership. The website contains relevant news, information and links relating to its wide-ranging project portfolio.
The IPTi Consortium consists of leading centres of malaria research in Africa, Europe and the United States, and two UN agencies — the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It has developed a comprehensive research and implementation agenda to quickly resolve scientific questions on whether intermittent preventative treatment with malaria drugs is safe and effective for infants. By answering these questions, it aims to move the intervention into policy and practice.