IMMC Inc.
The IMM Consortium
Integrated
Malaria
Management

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About IMMC
IMMC - the Integrated Malaria Management Consortium was created to bring together the full range of skills and experience needed to plan and manage integrated malaria management initiatives.

Corporate form
The IMM Consortium is incorporated as IMMC Inc., a not-for-profit corporation in the State of New York in the United States. It is registering (appplication pending) as a tax exempt organization under the IRS 501(c)(3) regulations.
Human resources
An organization is only as good as the people involved. The IMM Consortium brings together a world class group of people who have hundreds of years relevant experience. The IMMC team includes entomologists who know a lot about the science and behavior of mosquitoes, medical experts who know a lot about identifying malaria and treating it, practical operations experts who know about handling chemicals, logistics, supervising operations, training and other practical matters, experts in the chemistry and biology of agents to kill mosquitoes at all stages of their life cycle and, last but not least, accountants and financial analysis to address the issues of cost, financial control and performance effectiveness.
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Virtual organization
IMMC operates in many places, and is linked together by: (1) a common purpose and interest; (2) relevant data flows; and, (3) Internet connectivity. IMMC is practical while being virtual, with contact from community level to a global set of scientific and management information.
Operational structure
IMMC operates in cooperation with people and organizations that are located in places where malaria is a health issue. IMMC has a community centric focus ... and structures its operations in support of what is needed in the community to reduce the burden of malaria. The activities in a community have many of the characteristics of a US Mosquito Abatement District.

Some of the community level organisations that can cooperate with IMMC at the local level include: (1) local telecentres; (2) local health clinics and/or hospitals; (3) local Church parishes; (4) a local school or university; (5) a local youth group or organization; (6) the local presence of an international or national NGO; (7) the local presence of the national government; and especially, (6) local community leadership.

IMMC operates with information. Data about the environment, the mosquitoes, the malaria, the people, the activities, and the results are needed to design optimized interventions and ensure cost effective results. Most of the optimization can be done using the data locally to undertake activities locally. The data are monitored globally to ensure that there is early warning about failing interventions caused by mutations in the biology of the mosquitoes and malaria.
Spreading the word ... public relations
The world is drowning in information and mis-information ... and success is now, more than ever, not only about having the best mousetrap, but letting people know that this mousetrap is available, and where and how it is available. One of the sad side effects of modern technology is that the economic advantage of volume makes it is easy for a popular bad idea to win over a little known excellent idea. It has always been so ... but the modern era magnifies this problem. Accordingly IMMC has to operate to become popular, and take advantage of the economic advantage of scale.
Resource mobilization
The most important resource for the success of the IMM approach to reduction of malaria is local effort. But local effort, on its own will not achieve great success because there is scientific data and specialized knowledge that is not locally available, there is often a shortage of local funding to pay for supplies, equipment and services ... insecticides, larvacides, malaria drugs, spraying equipment, transport equipment, microscopes, phones, computers, Internet access, etc. Some funding in cash and kind is needed to make local effort productive so that results are achieved.

Funds and donations in kind are used by IMMC to help community initiatives accomplish what local effort cannot do on their own. This includes organizing and maintaining a human resource infrastructure and a data system so that world class advice and support is easily available everywhere for IMM activities.

There is a growing awareness of the malaria crisis in Africa, and an increasing amount of money is being committed to malaria interventions by the international relief and development community ... including the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), the USAID's President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), initiatives by individual European Countries, the European Union and Japan. In addition there are growing fund flows originating with individual and corporate philanthropic organizations ... including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but the funding committed to ending the malaria crisis is still not enough.
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About IMMC
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