The Malaria Modeling Consortium (MMC) is a collaborative effort between mathematical modeling groups to provide consensus advice in support of global malaria policy and research. The analyses we conduct contribute both to furthering the scientific research agenda for malaria, and to formulating specific policy recommendations for achieving and sustaining malaria elimination. We aim to:

  • Identify key questions for which mathematical modeling can provide unique insights to help plan and implement malaria elimination efforts at the global, national, and local levels.
  • Provide consensus advice on these questions by coordinating the work of independent modeling groups and synthesizing their results.
  • Provide support to national malaria elimination programs and the organizations they collaborate with, with an emphasis on our focus geographies of Cambodia, Haiti, and Zambia.
  • Facilitate the sharing of ideas, modeling approaches, and data between modeling groups, and provide a forum for scientific critique of malaria modeling research.


The Secretariat is the public-facing arm of the MMC, coordinating interactions between MMC members and external organizations and government agencies, as well as fostering greater dialogue between MMC members themselves. As part of these responsibilities, the Secretariat organizes meetings of interest to MMC members and other organizations multiple times per year, facilitates smaller workshops for MMC members, and serves as a point of contact for data requests and other inquiries.

In addition to its outward-facing role, the Secretariat also manages the MMC’s research agenda, which includes coordinating work packages, reports, and other research outputs, as well as disseminating the results of the MMC’s work to a broader audience.

A Steering Committee composed of academic and policy experts oversees the work of the MMC and provides support in making strategic decisions. Steering Committee members include:

  • Dr. Abdisalan Noor (World Health Organization)
  • Dr. Deirdre Hollingsworth (University of Warwick)
  • Dr. Justin Cohen (Clinton Health Access Initiative)
  • Dr. Shunmay Yeung (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Funding for the MMC and its modeling activities comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.