Optimising progress towards elimination of malaria

  • Flegg, Jennifer (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Keith, Jonathan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smith - Miles, Kate (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Richards, Jonathan (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project aims to advance mathematical knowledge by developing novel tools appropriate for modelling disease elimination. We will apply these new mathematical tools to the significant problem of malaria elimination in Vietnam. The expected outcomes are new tools for modelling disease elimination on a fine spatial resolution with heterogeneities in individual patient characteristics, calibrating models to household level data on disease transmission and designing intervention strategies for maximum effect on disease transmission. The innovative combination of modelling, inference and optimisation ensures that the mathematical methods developed will be broadly applicable to modelling elimination strategies for other infectious diseases.
Effective start/end date28/04/2028/04/24