Members of the Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation (CAMRE) were recently awarded several projects for continued malaria research in sub-Saharan Africa. CAMRE is housed in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Joseph Keating, associate professor, will serve as the principal investigator on the grant entitled “Strengthening Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (SMMES) in Ethiopia”. This five-year grant will support malaria epidemic detection in Ethiopia, in addition to providing technical support to the Federal Ministry of Health for malaria prevention and control. This project is being done in collaboration with Addis Continental Institute of Public Health and the President’s Malaria Initiative.
The Tanzania Associate Award, connected to the MEASURE Evaluation Project, was granted to Dr. Joshua Yukich, research assistant professor. This grant will support a broad range of operational research on malaria in Tanzania in collaboration with the Ifakara Health Institute and other international and local research partners over the next five years. The first two studies to be funded through this grant will be an evaluation of a school-based bed net distribution system and a study on the efficacy of physically compromised nets in houses.
CAMRE and Dr. Yukich, serving as the principal investigator, was also part of a team awarded the NetWorks II project under USAID. The team includes PSI, JHUCCP (prime), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and Tropical Health, LLP.