Where We Operate
Malaria is present in many regions of the world, with the greatest burden in sub-Saharan Africa. This area is where around 96% of all malaria-related deaths occur, and where domestic resources are least available to fight the disease.
Target Malaria’s work focuses only on the mosquitoes that are the primary vector for malaria in this region. We are currently actively working in Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Mali, and Uganda.
Target Malaria’s work in Burkina Faso is led by the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), based in Bobo-Dioulasso and is headed by Dr. Abdoulaye Diabate.
The IRSS was created in 1997, as a government funded research institute focused on medical science. It is active in the fields of public health, biomedical science, traditional medicine, and pharmaceuticals, and aims to coordinate research and to provide training for medical students.
Target Malaria’s work in Ghana is led by the University of Ghana, based in Accra and is headed by Dr. Fred Aboagye-Antwi.
The University of Ghana was founded in 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research. The University of Ghana is focused around four priority areas of research: Malaria; Trans-disciplinary Research into Climate Change Adaptation, Enhancing Food Production and Processing and Development Policy and Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation.
Target Malaria’s work in Mali is led by the University of Bamako Malaria Research and Training Center (MRTC), based in Bamako and is headed by Dr. Mamadou Coulibaly.
The MRTC was created in 1988, and is involved in research aiming to develop and test appropriate strategies for the eventual control of malaria and the reduction of the burden of this disease in West Africa. It has adopted an integrated approach to malaria research, using molecular biology as the basis for entomological and epidemiological solutions at community level.
Target Malaria’s work in Uganda is led by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), based in Entebbe and is headed by Dr. Jonathan Kayondo.
UVRI is a government-funded public health research institution. It undertakes scientific investigations into communicable diseases and serves a center for training and education in related disciplines. In addition to health related research, the UVRI is also involved in regulation and policy development.