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Call for Applications to Host the7th MIM Pan-African Conference (Oct 1st - 6th, 2017)

19 January 2016

This call for applications is for individual institution or group of Institutions (consortia) within a country in Africa to host the 7th MIM Pan-African Malaria conference. 


Open for applications: 11 December 2015

Letter of intent due date: 10 January 2016




The Multilateral Initiative of Malaria (MIM) was established in 1997 at an international conference on malaria held in Dakar, Senegal. The overarching mission of MIM is to strengthen and sustain through collaborative research and training, the capacity of malaria endemic countries in Africa to carry out research required to develop and improve tools for malaria control.

Every 3-4 years, the MIM together with an African-based institution or group of institutions in an African country organizes the MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference (MIM PAMC). Following the 1st MIM PAMC in Dakar, Senegal in 1997; the 2nd MIM PAMC was held in Durban, South Africa 1999; the 3rd MIM PAMC in Arusha, Tanzania 2002; the 4th MIM PAMC in Yaounde, Cameroon, 2005; the 5th MIM PAMC in Nairobi, Kenya 2009; and lately the 6th MIM PAMC in Durban South Africa 2013.

MIM conferences provide a unique platform for research scientists, clinicians, public health experts, national, regional and international health agencies from Africa and other parts of the world to meet, share information and network. Through these conference, delegates contribute to shaping the research and control policies required to control malaria and build research capacity in Africa.

This year, the MIM Secretariat based at the Biotechnology Centre of the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon is putting out a call for applications to host the 7th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference from the 1st – 6th October 2017.


Calendar of events

  1. A one page letter of intent to host the conference is required by January 10, 2016.
  2. A full proposal is expected by March 15, 2016
  3. Selection - March 31, 2016
  4. Composition of the Scientific Committee - May 31, 2016
  5. First Announcements and call for abstracts and exhibitors - November 1, 2016
  6. Inspection of conference site and preparations – January 2017
  7. Second announcements and call for abstracts and exhibitors – February 01, 2017
  8. Closure of Abstracts and Exhibitions – April 30, 2017
  9. Meeting of the Scientific Committee - Selection of Abstracts for Conference Book of Abstracts – May 30, 2017
  10. Selection of delegates to be sponsored - June 15, 2017


The Application Process

An application to host the next MIM conference is solicited from individual institutions or group of Institutions (consortia) within a country in Africa. Further information about the application process is available here.


Submitting applications

Letters of Intent and full proposals in pdf format must be submitted by emailed to by the deadline of January 10, 2016


For further information

For questions related to this call for applications to host the 7th MIM Pan African Malaria Conference, please contact: