Human mobility in the Indonesian archipelago and risk of malaria importation into the receptive malaria-free zones


  • Iqbal Elyazar

    Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit

Project summary

Iqbal aims to develop a quantitative framework for human mobility and assess the feasibility of eliminating malaria in Indonesia. The work will prioritise three areas: using mobile phone data to explore the patterns of human movement across the archipelago; determining the likely sources, risks and number of imported malaria cases; and mapping the operational feasibility of and constraints on malaria elimination. This research will be essential for comprehensively improving the national evidence-based malaria control strategies to reach the pre-elimination stage by 2020 and to be free of malaria in 2030.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.