The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria: looking back and looking ahead

Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD 20852, USA.
Trends in Parasitology (Impact Factor: 6.2). 03/2010; 26(3):110-3. DOI: 10.1016/
Source: PubMed


The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) started in 1997 with the aim of giving African scientists an equal voice with Northern scientists in making decisions about malaria research in Africa. Is there a need for MIM today with the large increase in funding for malaria research from governments and foundations? I conclude that MIM is still needed today to support African scientists' investigator-initiated research and training.

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