Randall Kramer

kramer@duke.edu
NSOE; DGHI

Location 1

Research Location
Mvomero, Tanzania

Research Objective
The goal of the Mvomero Project is to improve malaria control outcomes through an implementation science approach that integrates health delivery experiments and decision support modeling to promote joint optimization of vector control and disease management strategies.

Collaborating Institution
National Institute for Medical Research – Tanzania (NIMR), Duke University, University of Michigan, University of Pretoria, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), World Health Organization (WHO)

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Institute of Health – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID)

Students Involved
Florence Tesha (undergraduate), Rifat Rahman (undergraduate)

Location 2

Research Location
Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Research Objective
The goal of the Malaria Decision Analysis Support Tool (MDAST) Project is to promote evidence-based, multisectoral malaria control policy making in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through the development of a comprehensive framework for assessing the full range of health, social and environmental risks and benefits associated with alternative malaria control strategies. Collaborators on this project include a number of African organizations and Ministries of Health, as well as Duke faculty from the schools of law, medicine and environment. It is the hope that this work will result in decision-support tools for malaria control and will lead to more informed and evidence-based policy making.

Collaborating Institution
World Health Organization (WHO), Ministry of Health Uganda, Ministry of Health Kenya, National Institute for Medical Research – Tanzania (NIMR), Duke University, University of Pretoria, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

Funding Source/Sponsor
Global Environment Fund (GEF)

Students Involved
None currently.

Location 3

Research Location
Shanghai, PRC

Research Objective
This project is titled “China’s Experiences in Control of Malaria and Schistosomiasis: Relevant to LMICs through Distillation, Synthesis and Dissemination Approaches”. The project goal is to enhance efforts to translate Chinese experiences and technologies to LMICs in Africa and Asia through innovative approaches to distill, synthesize and disseminate China’s experiences and lessons learnt from malaria and schistosomiasis control programs.

Collaborating Institution
The prime is National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Funding Source/Sponsor
This is a subcontract on a grant to the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention) from DFID

Students Involved
None currently.

 

Website
https://nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/kramer
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/people/faculty/kramer-randall

 

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