Genomic Surveillance Hubs in West Africa (NIHR Global Health Research Group)
Malaria is one of the greatest public health challenges facing countries in West Africa. It is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year and disproportionately affects children in this region of the world. By better understanding the genomic landscape of malaria parasites and vectors in this region, National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) can better tailor their responses and save lives.
This project will establish the scientific, technical, and operational infrastructure for regional genomic surveillance hubs in West Africa.