Sweden-Kenya science venture for malaria eradication in Tropical Africa

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Today malaria eradication is on the global agenda. It is however not yet clear how feasible in Tropical Africa. An essential question is left unanswered: how can the malaria free situation be sustained in a long run? Islands provide natural experiments. On Aneityum island in Vanuatu, Oceania malaria was eliminated in 1991 with a short-term mass drug administration (MDA), sustained vector control and surveillance (Kaneko 2000 Lancet). Malaria freedom has been maintained up to now with a community-directed strategy. We apply the Aneityum strategy to islands in Lake Victoria with high malaria transmission to examine whether malaria can be eliminated by an aggressive attack and whether malaria freedom can be maintained in Tropical Africa. We specifically aim to examine: 1) the strategy of radical MDA in concert with vector control to eliminate malaria, 2) the roles of community in malaria elimination, 3) the values of malaria elimination for an equitable and sustainable development in Tropical Africa. The outcomes can serve as a model for the proposal of community-directed strategies for sustainable malaria freedom to follow the short-term push by external donors. Along with an ambitious goal we intend to establish new research ties between Sweden and Kenya to conduct collaborative research of high scientific quality, which is essential for us together to plan and submit a further collaborative research proposal to expand our ideas towards global malaria eradication.



Granting agency
The Swedish Research Council
Implementing organisation
Karolinska Institutet
Aid type
D02 - Other technical assistance


Africa, Regional


Malaria control


Activity length
2013 – 2015

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2013 USD 37 616
2014 USD 35 715
2015 USD 29 065
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 102 396
Total committed amount


DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2013-01-01USD 112 848
USD 37 616
USD 35 715
USD 29 065

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Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)


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