Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA)
The Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA) aims to provide an atlas of malaria risk in sub-Saharan Africa. The first phase of MARA (1996-1999) was coordinated by the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) and was structured as a multi-institutional, collaborative effort with researchers across Africa and Europe. The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and MRC maintain the second phase (2006-present).
MARA primarily collects prevalence data from published and unpublished sources, literature reviews, and country visits. MARA is also an open-access, internet-based platform to extract and display malaria prevalence data.
MARA receives financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation