2023 was an eventful year for the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research, characterized by noteworthy achievements and successes. As we enter 2024, we take a moment to look back and celebrate the highlights of the past year.

The year began with two inaugurations: both the University of California Malaria Initiative (UCMI) and Target Malaria inaugurated state-of-the-art insectaries and laboratory spaces. UCMI completed the development of a new insectary and molecular biology laboratory at the University of São Tomé and Príncipe (STP), to further their mission to contribute to the elimination of malaria. Target Malaria completed a new insectary and laboratory space at the University of Ghana to enhance infrastructure for mosquito research according to internationally recognized practices.