The inaugural 2012 edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership course was held June 3-11, 2012 at the Harvard Business School in Boston, MA. The course brought together a cohort of 59 participants from over 25 countries, including Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tajikistan, and Zambia.
Consortium partners, faculty, and malaria experts from around the world gathered to share their knowledge and expertise in foundational malaria topics, including:
- malaria biology and epidemiology;
- vector and parasite biology;
- application of vector control, drug, and vaccine strategies;
- economic/financial tools and strategies;
- lessons learned from past disease eradication campaigns;
- impact of social, historical, and political factors;
- surveillance techniques; and
- modeling to evaluate the effectiveness of eradication strategies.
Our role in the global malaria eradication campaign is to apply new knowledge to local challenges, to bring about changes to close research gaps, and to advance the elimination agenda.