Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa (BOHEMIA)

Project Contact: Achla Marathe / Bryan Lewis
Funding agency: Unitaid Unitaid

The University of Virginia is one of 10 partner organizations working with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health to assess the effect of ivermectin mass drug administration on malaria transmission in sub-Saharan African malaria-endemic countries. The project aims to provide solid and systematic evidence to contribute toward a World Health Organization policy recommendation by 2022 on the use of antiparasitic drugs to reduce malaria transmission. Evidence on efficacy and safety will be supported by additional data on cost-effectiveness, acceptability, and environmental impact to facilitate analysis leading to a policy recommendation.