This PhD project, funded by through the Transdisciplinary Global Health programme (European Commission - Erasmus Mundus), will be carried out from 2016 to 2018.
The research team is hosted at ISGlobal (Barcelona, Spain), CISM (Manhiça, Mozambique) and the VU (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
This is a project whose purpose is the generation of knowledge and presentation of evidence regarding the feasibility and suitability of foreign investment to finance the elimination of malaria in southern Mozambique.
This project aims to explore the impact - in both health and economic terms - of foreign investment in malaria control. It strives to follow a transdisciplinary approach to tackle a multitude of factors asociated with this complex topic. Specifically, those include (but are not limited to) a characterization of current foreign investment in the country; interest and availability of foreign investors to finance malaria elimination; burden of malaria among workers and its impact on productivity (and, by extension, economic growth); and community preferences on malaria control tools.
This projects aims to address the following questions: