Living the Dream: Real-time modelling of malaria elimination in Asia

Lisa’s work on malaria combines within and between host infection models with multi-strain/species modelling to consider the characterisation, emergence and spread of antimalarial drug resistance and its containment. She has strong collaborative links with: the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control in Cambodia; the National Malaria Control Program and the Department of Medical Research in Myanmar; the Department of Disease Control in Bangladesh; the Bureau of Vector Borne Diseases in Thailand; the Ministry of Health in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Lisa is now developing mathematical models to be used as tools for national and international malaria elimination strategy design in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. A large part of this approach will be to build capacity in the region for performing mathematical modelling research and for policymakers to access these new human resources effectively.