Capacity strengthening underpinned all the activities conducted by GMP. Investments made by GMP in individuals were complemented by providing them with the facilities and equipment to enable them to conduct high quality research.
GMP’s substantial focus on research capacity development was met by significant investments in the following 3 strategic areas:
GMP has also contributed significantly to the development of 4 research consortia (IPTi, IVCC, ACT, MiP) which continue to support several of the areas of research initiated under GMP. Many of the training activities initiated by GMP are now being conducted by the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) which includes new partners, as well as a number of the GMP partners, and which is supported by both the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.