The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) was established in 1997 with a mission to strengthen and sustain through collaborative research and training, the capacity of malaria-endemic countries in Africa to carry out research that is required to develop and improve tools for malaria control and to strengthen the research-control interphase.
MIM is an alliance of individuals, funding partners and four autonomous constituents: the MIM/TDR, MIMCom, MR4 and the MIM Secretariat.
MIM contributes to global efforts to address the problem of malaria by facilitating the emergence of dynamic malaria research networks and collaboration with malaria control programs in Africa through the following objectives:
Developing sustainable malaria research capacity in Africa – through international and Pan-African scientific partnerships and training.
Promoting global communication and cooperation – between institutions in an effort to maximize impact of resources and avoid duplication of effort.
Ensuring research findings are applied to malaria treatment and control – to translate practical problems into manageable research questions, by stimulating and facilitating dialogues among scientists, public health professionals, policy makers and industry.
Raising international public awareness of the problem of malaria – to raise the status of malaria on political agendas to mobilize resources and action.