Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium
Malaria Consortium.svg
Founded2003; 17 years ago (2003)
TypeInternational non-government organisation, NGO
Registration no.Charity (UK) 1099776 Company (UK) 4785712 US EIN Number 98-0627052
FocusMalaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea, dengue, malnutrition, neglected tropical diseases
Location
  • The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA, United Kingdom
Area served
Africa, Asia
Key people
Charles Nelson, CEO James Tibenderana, Technical Director
Websitemalariaconsortium.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.

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.

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.[1][2]

Operations

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.[3][non-primary source needed]

Funding

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.[4][5]

Reception

Starting in November 2016, charity evaluator GiveWell has included Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention program in its list of top charities, and published a review of the consortium's work on that front.[6][7][8]

References

  1. ^ "Malaria Consortium".
  2. ^ Bilberrry. "Malaria Consortium". The Life You Can Save. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  3. ^ "Publications". Malaria Consortium.
  4. ^ "Charity overview". Charity Commission for England and Wales.
  5. ^ "Malaria Consortium - Annual Reviews Available". www.malariaconsortium.org. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  6. ^ "Malaria Consortium – Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention". GiveWell. November 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "Malaria Consortium placed as a GiveWell top charity". Malaria Consortium. November 29, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Dylan Matthews (November 29, 2016). "These are the charities where your money will do the most good". Vox. Retrieved November 30, 2016.

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