Oral Presentation First Malaria World Congress 2018

Introduction to FIT2 program, speakers, and session goal (#154)

Cathyryne Manner 1
  1. BIO Ventures for Global Health, Seattle, WA, United States

While significant advances towards malaria control have been made within the past decade, continued research and product development are needed to ensure progress towards elimination is maintained. Collaborative research projects – especially those involving international partners – are critical to advancing this urgently needed malaria research and development (R&D).

This session will introduce the Funds in Trust (FIT) program, showcase these collaborative projects, and demonstrate how international collaboration not only advances malaria R&D, but also encourages the development of a global network of current and future malaria leaders. Panelists will discuss with audience members the challenges and solutions of R&D in low-resource settings, the value of partnering with research institutes in malaria-endemic countries, and how to establish mutually beneficial research collaborations.