International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research for South Asia and Broader Malaria Research in India

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Oct 11;107(4_Suppl):118-123. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0005. Print 2022 Oct 11.


The Malaria Evolution in South Asia (MESA) International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) conducted research studies at multiple sites in India to record blood-slide positivity over time, but also to study broader aspects of the disease. From the Southwest of India (Goa) to the Northeast (Assam), the MESA-ICEMR invested in research equipment, operational capacity, and trained personnel to observe frequencies of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections, clinical presentations, treatment effectiveness, vector transmission, and reinfections. With Government of India partners, Indian and U.S. academics, and trained researchers on the ground, the MESA-ICEMR team contributes information on malaria in selected parts of India.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Asia / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • India / epidemiology
  • Malaria* / epidemiology
  • Malaria, Falciparum* / epidemiology
  • Malaria, Vivax* / epidemiology
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Plasmodium vivax