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Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA)

Acronym 
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MARA primarily collects prevalence data from published and unpublished sources, literature reviews, and country visits.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

Alternative name 
Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique – ARMA
Time period 
1996 - present

Dataset Records for Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA)