The U.S. National Institutes of Health hosted its 3rd West African Regional Workshop on Malaria Control and Elimination at the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako. The participants came from Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and several ECOWAS countries, including Mali and the instructors came from the U.S. National Institute of Health, Walter Reed Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Côte d’Ivoire, and NIH International Center for Excellence in Research in Mali.
Participants had the opportunity to learn the newest tools in the fight against malaria,which they can use in their respective countries. The classes included topics such as genomics, bioinformatics, immunology, study designs, and transmission blocking vaccines. They also had the opportunity to have hands-on experiences in the lab to test some of the new technologies they learned in the classroom. Congratulations to all of the participants in this international effort to fight Malaria!