What MEG Does?
Provides Practical Guidance and Advice
Through regular meetings, consultation and debate, the MEG draws on current and past research, individual expertise, and information from country experience to articulate practical evidence and experience-based advice regarding the decision of whether, when, and how to pursue elimination. The MEG strives to identify the requirements, considerations, resources, and strategies required to interrupt transmission and sustain elimination.
Produces Publications on Elimination
The MEG’s guidance and advice is documented in two publications, published in April 2009:
- Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Guide on Malaria Elimination for Policy Makers provides guidance and high-level technical insight to country leaders and policy makers, as well as to the donors, agencies and others who support them, regarding the key decisions, financing requirements, and gaps in knowledge and tools for elimination.
- Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination provides detailed independent, objective recommendations and decision-making support to country decision makers and implementers. It is designed as a road map, providing direction and options from which to choose an appropriate path.
Addresses Gaps in Knowledge
The MEG also highlights gaps in the short- and medium-term operational research agenda that must be urgently addressed if elimination is to proceed successfully. Many current gaps are identified in the final chapter of Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination. In spring 2008, the MEG convened an Economics & Finance Workgroup to research and quantify recommendations for countries on cost effectiveness and cost benefit of elimination.
Advocates for Elimination
The MEG advocates for countries pursuing elimination, aiming to influence country and global policy and financing that can support elimination.