TDR joins the MIM to mark 20 years of malaria research and collaboration

7th MIM Pan African Malaria Conference, 15-20 April 2018, Dakar, Senegal

TDR news item
10 April 2018

Two decades since playing a key role to launch this major scientific conference, TDR will engage in this high-profile gathering of the world’s leading malaria experts. See TDR programme highlights and join us at booths 124 and 131 .


In a landmark conference celebrating 20 years since the initial establishment of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) by TDR and partners, our scientists will present research findings on new malaria control tools and approaches, join panel discussions, and network with African and global health leaders, practitioners and policymakers at the upcoming MIM conference.

Watch for their presentations and visit the booth in the exhibit hall to learn more about TDR’s strategy to build the science of solutions through innovative research, capacity-building and learning opportunities. TDR Director John Reeder will be present early in the week to join in discussions, meet with experts and leaders in the field, and be at the TDR booth to connect with scientists, collaborators and all interested in advancing the malaria research agenda.

The TDR booth is a collaborative effort with its Regional Training Center, the University of Ghana School of Public Health.

TDR scientific programme highlights

Good standards in managing malaria clinical trial data (pre-meeting workshop)
When: Sunday, 15 April, 08:30 - 15:00
Where: PC room
What: TDR-supported workshop on good practices, practical advice and hands-on tools to improve data management and analysis in clinical trials (co-sponsored with IDDO and WWARN)

Fostering the next generation of malaria researchers in Africa – Gaps and emerging opportunities
When: Tuesday, 17 April, 14:30 - 16:15
Where: Tent A
What: TDR’s Edward Kamau will lead a symposium on the importance of investing in the training and mentoring of young African students and how to fill emerging gaps in malaria research capacity in Africa.

Drivers and diversity of residual malaria transmission: Implications for national malaria programmes
When: Thursday, 19 April, 16:45 – 18:30
Where: Tent B
What: TDR’s Florence Fouque will co-chair a panel of malaria scientists and practitioners to share knowledge on how vector and human behaviours contribute to residual malaria and evidence-based strategies that can strengthen national control programs to overcome the challenge.

Research, training and capacity building (plenary panel discussion)
When: Friday, 20 April, 09:45 – 10:45
Where: Auditorium
What: TDR’s Olumide Ogundahunsi will participate in a plenary panel discussion with noted malaria researchers and academics to share perspectives on the state of research capacity building in Africa today, what is working and why sustained training investments are critical to achieve effective malaria control, particularly in high-burden countries and communities.


Visit the booth and find out more about TDR’s:

  • Implementation Research (IR) Toolkit.
  • MOOC, a new, massive open online course on IR.
  • Recent publications on TDR’s performance in research fairness, as well as initial results of a new study on R&D financing for malaria innovations, a cooperative effort of TDR and partners.
  • See TDR’s latest publications and popular training materials.

For up-to-date conference schedules and information, go to the MIM website.

For more information on TDR at MIM, please contact Dr Olumide Ogundahunsi.