The National Malaria Control Centre (NMCC), a department of the Zambia Department of Public Health and Research, Ministry of Health, is implementing one of the most ambitious malaria control efforts in Africa. We provide technical support and coordination for national malaria control in collaboration with a range of partners.
National Malaria Control Centre hosts Genomic Approaches Toward Malaria Control, Surveillance and Elimination Workshop, 7-10 January 2013
Research partners and experts from around the region gathered at the National Malaria Control Centre, Ministry of Health, Lusaka to discuss state of the art techniques in malaria epidemiology, surveillance and genomics related to malaria control and elimination. Two days of didactic theory and discussion (7-8 January) were followed by an invitation-only, two-day practical session (9-10 January) in molecular and genetic laboratory techniques. More information on the full four day workshop is available here. Thanks to all the presenters, organizers and participants for their thoughtful contributions.
Zambia Malaria Reports Launched at Regional Parliamentary Forum
Zambia recently hosted a regional parliamentary forum on the role of MPs in fighting malaria. Fourteen countries were represented. During the three-day meeting, the Ministry of Health launched two malaria reports: Achievements in Malaria Control: The Zambian Story 2000–2010, and Focus on Zambia, the latest in the Progress & Impact Series from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. To read more about the event, click here.