Malaria

Doctor Sylvia Meek

Technical Director, Malaria Consortium, London, England

Dr. Sylvia Meek (PhD, MSc, MA) is a programme implementer and advisor on malaria and other vector-borne disease control. She is currently Technical Director of Malaria Consortium, a specialist technical non-profit organization, leading its technical strategic development and overseeing the regional offices and global work to guide priorities and ensure technical quality. Malaria Consortium implements and improves public health programmes in Africa and Asia based on evidence. It focuses on malaria as an entry point to related health needs, especially communicable diseases, child health and systems to deliver services for these. It works with existing systems of government and partners to achieve sustainable impact. All of its projects and programmes are underpinned by rigorous monitoring, evaluation and research. As technical director she works regularly in Nigeria, Uganda, South Sudan and Mozambique and has special responsibility for developing programmes in Southeast Asia (mainly Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar), where the focus has been on developing and implementing strategies for artemisinin resistance containment and contributing to strategies for malaria elimination.

She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. She has 30 years’ experience working on malaria control and related vector-borne disease control and child health programmes. Previously, she set up and led the DFID Resource Centre for Malaria Control from 1994 and before that she worked for 5 years for WHO in Solomon Islands, Namibia and Cambodia and for 6 years with the World Food Programme and UNDP setting up and running vector- borne disease programmes for displaced people on the Thai-Cambodian border. She has an M.A. Zoology, M.Sc. Animal Parasitology, and Ph.D. mosquito genetics and control (filariasis vectors). She has engaged in various stages of the strategic development of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, and currently serves on the Case Management Working Group, of which Malaria Consortium is the secretariat.

Last updated: 15 December 2011

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