Dr Sylvia Meek (pictured left), Malaria Consortium's Technical Director, recently passed away after living with cancer for 18 months. Sylvia’s contribution to the fight against infectious disease,and malaria in particular, cannot be overstated.
In 2003, Sylvia was instrumental in transitioning Malaria Consortium from a collaborative Department for International Development resource centre to the evidence-based, health research and implementation charity we are today. She had a vision to reach the most vulnerable and bridge the gaps in health systems where they were weakest, whether those gaps were between research and implementation, facility and community, or public and private sectors.
In Sylvia's honour, we would like to continue to influence lives in the field that she loved so much.
With the blessing of Sylvia’s family, this scholarship fund will help to train a number of entomologists in the Greater Mekong Subregion and in sub-Saharan Africa.
Photo: Dr Sylvia Meek meets with community drug distributors supported by our integrated community case management and nutrition project.