Within the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) we strive to improve malaria research capacity in Africa. We are a consortium of nine partners, five African and four European universities, all of whom have extensive experience in malaria research.
The five African partners each have an established reputation in malaria research, experience in postgraduate training and previous links with one or more of the European partners. All the European institutions involved in MCDC have many years’ experience of training scientists from disease endemic countries.
MCDC builds on a substantial and successful training and capacity building programme supported by the Gates Malaria Partnership (GMP). MCDC's wider network includes experienced post-doctoral researchers, known as 'MCDC investigators' who obtained their PhDs through the GMP programme and are now based in a number of different academic and research institutions worldwide.