Malaria Zero

Malaria Zero is an alliance of partners with one bold goal: to eliminate malaria from the island of Hispaniola by 2020. Malaria Zero partners are conducting operational research, including identifying areas of high transmission and risk, and piloting novel approaches to elimination. Building on this evidence base and lessons learned, they will implement strategies to:

  • Improve and expand malaria surveillance systems to support decision-making and track all malaria cases
  • Ensure that all cases of malaria are diagnosed 
  • Limit the ability of mosquitoes to transmit the disease 
  • Clear the malaria parasite from symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals to prevent onward transmission
  • Educate and mobilize the population to seek testing and treatment, and to support the elimination program
  • Support the training and deployment of community health workers to manage malaria cases and drive behavior change 

Malaria Zero was made possible by a $29.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but $80 to 100 million is still needed to ensure that our team of technical experts is able to implement island-wide strategies to achieve malaria elimination.