Malaria Zero has one bold goal: to eliminate malaria from the island of Hispaniola, which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by 2020. Partners include the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance of the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC Foundation, the Pan American Health Organization, The Carter Center, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
These experts have united to achieve a major milestone in global health—a malaria-free zone across the Caribbean in just a few years’ time, which can be accomplished by eliminating malaria on Hispaniola. Working collectively with governments and organizations in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Malaria Zero will implement an evidence-based plan to eliminate malaria by 2020 and contribute to knowledge that will support global malaria eradication.
A $29.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation made Malaria Zero possible, but additional resources and sustained support are needed to achieve our goal.