malERA: An updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication
Research and development responds to the diverse and evolving needs of malaria programmes to underpin elimination and eradication. ‘Scientific underpinning’: research agenda is multidisciplinary and includes all human Plasmodium species. Quality evidence informs policies and decision makers. ‘Accelerated path’: technical and operational innovations accelerate progress towards malaria elimination. ‘Enabling environment’: working partnerships between malaria programmes and research institutions. The malaria community and the research community respond effectively to opportunities afforded by other sectors, e.g., urbanisation, education. The malaria community and the research community respond effectively to threats, e.g., natural disasters, conflict, stimulation of career progression and scientific leadership from malaria endemic countries, and commitment to national malaria elimination goals by Ministries of Health, Finance, Science, Education, and Tourism.