Elizabeth Chizema, Director, National Malaria Elimination Centre, Zambia
Irene Koek, Acting U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative
Rajesh Mirchandani, Vice President of Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development (moderator)
Peter Salama, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization
Rebecca Martin, Director of the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Patrick Kachur, Chief of the Malaria Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jen Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation (moderator)
Bernard Nahlen, Deputy Coordinator, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative
Stefan Swartling Peterson, Associate Director, Chief of Health Section, Programme Division, UNICEF
Regina Rabinovich, President-elect, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
With support from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and additional commitments from other multilateral and bilateral donors, millions of people have benefited from protective measures and been diagnosed and treated for malaria since 2006. PMI’s efforts have lessened the historic toll that malaria has placed on health systems. This foundation of progress lays the groundwork for further accelerating progress in malaria control to ultimately achieve the long-term sustainable public health outcome – malaria elimination.
This event will serve as an opportunity to discuss and celebrate the launch of a special supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene that reports on nine new contributions on the impact of malaria control interventions. Specifically, the articles document the success of various malaria control efforts (including the causal link between malaria intervention scale-up and reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality) and new methods for evaluating the impact of large-scale malaria control programs. Taken together, the articles represent a conceptual and practical framework for planning and executing a new generation of impact evaluations, with possible applications to other health conditions in low-resource settings.