The Federal Malaria Vaccine Coordinating Committee (FMVCC) is an informal, self-appointed committee of U.S. federal scientists and physicians involved in the development of malaria vaccines.

Our Mission

FMVCC’s mission is to contribute to the global effort to control malaria and to prevent malaria in U.S. citizens traveling in endemic areas through malaria vaccine development.

Our Rationale

Vaccines have proven to be the most cost-effective means to control many diseases during the 20th century, reducing diseases that previously had major negative impacts on public health to rare occurrences. Advances in our understanding of vaccine science promise even greater achievements in the 21st century. FMVCC members are engaged in malaria vaccine development at their workplaces and desire to promote the development, evaluation, production and widespread deployment of safe and effective malaria vaccine regimens, either alone or in combination with other malaria control measures. In recognition of the diverse activities, expertise and resources that such a process requires, participating representatives have joined together to facilitate all phases of the process through sharing information and expertise; identifying, developing, and communicating priorities; and actively collaborating and assisting in coordinated efforts with each other and with workers in other institutions.

FMVCC Members

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (FDA/CBER)

Related Sites

Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA)
Malaria Foundation
Malaria Genome Project
Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI)