Preparing and inspiring a future generation of scholars and leaders is an essential component to achieving a malaria free world. As part of a new academic consortium effort, three institutions with deep knowledge and expertise in malaria – the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Harvard University, and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute—have launched a series of new and innovative leadership development courses to achieve global malaria control and eradication.

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Core Course - Basel

The Science of Eradication: Malaria Core Course is an intensive weeklong foundational leadership development course that provides participants with a multidisciplinary perspective on approaches to malaria elimination and eradication.


Genetically engineered mosquitoes to eradicate disease

As scientists explore the potential application of gene editing, they’re beginning to discover the many uses — and pitfalls — of the technology. In the case of malaria and other vector-borne illnesses, it’s become clear that gene editing could be a powerful new tool for mosquito control and disease eradication. At a live panel recorded at The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, four experts discussed gene editing and how it might influence global and human health.


Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, visits the course

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan, made a special visit to the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, to meet with participants of the Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course. At the invitation of Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO’s Global Malaria Programme and founder of ISGlobal, Dr Chan shared her thoughts on the progress to eradicate malaria and challenges of emerging pandemic threats.