The Malaria Modeling Consortium (MMC) is a collaborative effort between independent mathematical modeling groups to provide consensus advice for key questions around global malaria policy and research. It aims to:
- Identify key questions for which mathematical modeling can provide unique insights with regard to planning and implementing malaria elimination efforts at the global, national, and local level
- Provide consensus advice on these questions by coordinating the work of independent modeling groups and synthesizing their results
- Provide support to national malaria elimination programs and the organizations they collaborate with, with an emphasis on our focus geographies of the Greater Mekong Subregion, Haiti (Hispaniola region), and Zambia (southern Africa)
- Facilitate the sharing of ideas, modeling approaches, and data between modeling groups, and provide a forum for scientific critique of malaria modeling research
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, its members are:
- Imperial College London
- Institute for Disease Modeling
- Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
- Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit
Read more about its work at the MMC website.
The MMC is administered by a Secretariat, which is housed at IHME. The Secretariat is the public-facing arm of the MMC, coordinating interactions between member groups, external organizations, and government agencies, as well as fostering greater dialogue between MMC members themselves. The Secretariat organizes meetings of interest to MMC members and other organizations multiple times per year, facilitates workshops, and serves as a point of contact for data requests and other inquiries.
In addition to its outward-facing role, the Secretariat also manages the MMC’s research agenda, which includes coordinating work packages, reports, and other research outputs, as well as disseminating the results of the MMC’s work to different audiences.
To contact the MMC Secretariat, please email [email protected].