Malaria Consortium

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Malaria Consortium
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Founded 2003
Type International non-government organisation, NGO
Registration no. Charity (UK) 1099776 Company (UK) 4785712 US EIN Number 98-0627052
Focus Malaria, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, operational research, health system strengthening, child health, integrated community case management of childhood illness, nutrition and neglected tropical diseases
Location
  • Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4LT, United Kingdom
Area served
Africa, Asia
Website http://www.malariaconsortium.org/

Malaria Consortium is an international non-profit organisation specialising in the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases – particularly those affecting children under five. Its headquarters are in the United Kingdom, with regional offices in Africa and Asia, and country offices in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan, Thailand and Uganda. Malaria Consortium has until recently also worked in Ghana, Senegal and Zambia.[1]

Overview[edit]

Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium works in Africa and Asia and aims to combat malaria and neglected tropical diseases and improve child health. It is a specialist technical organisation that works with governments and partners to strengthen health service delivery.

Malaria control is central to Malaria Consortium’s strategy, but the organisation also undertakes complementary work on child health, including integrated community case management of childhood illness, nutrition and the control of neglected tropical diseases. The organisation aims to improve access to healthcare for communities in Africa and Asia, including children under five, pregnant women and migrant populations.

It supports a range of programmes in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment; disease control and elimination; health systems strengthening; research, monitoring and evaluation and surveillance; behaviour change communication: and national and international advocacy, and policy development.

Malaria Consortium began as a research consortium within the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and was originally funded solely by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), (the Overseas Development Administration before 1997).

Malaria Consortium publishes research in open access and scholarly journals. The organisation also produces learning materials which aim to support the advancement of policy and practice.[2]

Board of Trustees[edit]

  • Dr. Julian Lob-Levyt (Chair)
  • Canisius Anthony (Treasurer)
  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood
  • Rt Hon Baroness Hayman GBE
  • Peter Potter-Lesage
  • Joanna Schellenberg
  • Nermeen Varawalla
  • Precious Lunga
  • Simon Kay
  • Neil Squires
  • Allan Schapira
  • Mark Clark
  • Fred Binka

Patron:

  • Rt. Revd Bishop Dinis S Singulane (Honorary Patron)

Funding[edit]

The majority of Malaria Consortium’s work is funded through grants, contracts and consultancy income. This is mainly restricted funding to deliver on a particular project in either a specific country or multiple countries.[3][4]

Reviews[edit]

In November 2016, charity evaluator GiveWell included Malaria Consortium in its list of top charities for that year, for the consortium's work on seasonal malaria chemoprevention, and published a review of the consortium's work on that front.[5][6][7] GiveWell also expects Good Ventures, a foundation it works closely with, to grant the consortium $5.0 million out of Good Ventures' budget of $50 million to give to GiveWell top charities.[8]

Malaria: blood, sweat and tears[edit]

Malaria: blood, sweat, and tears is a photographic exhibition that was conceived by Malaria Consortium and photographer Adam Nadel to highlight the complex relationship between malaria and poverty.[9]

The images document the physical, emotional, economic and scientific impact of malaria, illustrating the effects of the disease on families, health workers, malaria researchers and local communities.

The exhibition was originally launched for World Malaria Day 2010 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malaria Consortium". 
  2. ^ "Publications". Malaria Consortium. 
  3. ^ "Charity overview". Charity Commission for England and Wales. 
  4. ^ http://www.malariaconsortium.org/pages/annual_reviews.htm
  5. ^ "Malaria Consortium – Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention". GiveWell. November 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Malaria Consortium placed as a GiveWell top charity". Malaria Consortium. November 29, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Dylan Matthews (November 29, 2016). "These are the charities where your money will do the most good". Vox. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  8. ^ Natalie Crispin (November 29, 2016). "Our updated top charities for giving season 2016". The GiveWell Blog. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ Adam Nadel. "Malaria: blood, sweat, and tears". Malaria Consortium. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  10. ^ "About the Exhibition | Malaria: blood, sweat, and tears". Malaria Consortium. Retrieved November 30, 2016. The exhibition was first launched for World Malaria Day 2010 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in the presence of UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. 

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