Developing innovative solutions to make malaria history
Can you imagine putting an end to malaria, one of the world’s most notorious killers of young children? That’s what we’re aiming to do at PATH. Since 2005, we have been partnering with national governments to develop new strategies and tools to fight the disease. And it’s been working! The lives of more than one million African children have been saved by rapidly expanding delivery of lifesaving tools like bednets, indoor spraying of insecticides, and effective diagnostics and treatment over the last decade.
Yet the malaria parasite is adaptable and resilient; eliminating malaria altogether is the only way to make sure no more people die from the disease. To achieve this goal, PATH has built a comprehensive portfolio of malaria programs to support countries across different stages of fighting the disease. Our approach is multifaceted: national governments are expanding delivery and use of lifesaving tools in countries where the burden of malaria is high, while developing new strategies and tools to help countries with low levels of malaria transmission to stop the disease altogether. Synergies between country programs and their partners accelerate collaborative innovation while building a robust knowledge base, widening impact on those who need it most.
PATH’s Malaria Control Program houses an expanding set of malaria work, including the Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA), which works with countries to develop evidence-based approaches to eliminate the disease, and the PATH-led MalariaCare partnership, which is expanding the use of new and existing tools for diagnosis and treatment of malaria and other febrile illnesses in Africa and the Mekong Region. Our ultimate goal? A world free of malaria.