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Malaria Group Members Attend LINK Project

Dr. Anja Terlouw, Alinane Munyenyembe, Chris Jones and Chimwemwe Ligomba, members of the malaria group at MLW, recently attended the Annual Malaria Review Conference that took place in Lilongwe at the Riverside Hotel on the 13th and 14th of February 2018.

The Conference was hosted by the Malawi National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). The aim of the conference was to disseminate the new malaria strategic plan for 2017 – 2022 to all NMCP partners and stakeholders and to review activities of the previous year. Part of the conference agenda was the introduction of the LINK Project which Dr Anja Terlouw is the principal investigator for MLW.

LINK is a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program (KWTRP). The main aim of this project is to strengthen the use of malaria data for decision making in Malawi. The project will assemble and present data in the form of a comprehensive epidemiological profile. Through the production of this profile in combination with strategic engagement with the Malawi national malaria programme, LINK will support the Malawi ministry of health to use local data to target resources for malaria control and prevention where they are most needed.