Two interesting and exciting positions are opening up at the newly established APMEN office in Singapore. One for the position of Director, the other for Program Manager. Make sure you apply before July 29! Follow this link to find out more.
Head Scientist in Mosquito Ecology and Genetics
A very interesting position has become available in a Bill and Melinda Gates funded project in Perugia, Italy. Click here for more information.
Chicken in the basket
Sometimes funny yet intriguing results come forward from research activities in the field of malaria. Surely, if you manage to repel malaria mosquitoes from the house by having a chicken next to your bednet, than that deserves attention. This was reported in the Malaria Journal from a study conducted in Ethiopia. Here we consider the work Ig Nobel Prize worthy!
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This quarterly report, produced by Vector Works, is meant to update the malaria community in general, and particularly those interested in vector control, on recently published research related to the improvement or development of new or alternative vector control tools. The report summarizes relevant new studies and highlights possible interpretations and implications, and it provides links to the original work. Aspects of indoor residual spraying are not included here as they are addressed in another newsletter (http://www.africairs.net). Read on to discover the exciting new contributions to the vector control field.
The message below, from Dr. Pedro Alonso, the Director of WHO's Global Malaria Programme was circulated today, 24 October 2015.
Last month there was great news for the malaria world: A detailed analysis of the impact of insecticide-treated bednets (LLINs), ACTs, and indoor residual spraying (IRS), showed that some 6.2 million deaths and 700 million cases were averted between 2000-2015, mostly since 2005. Add up the contribution of the vector control components, and it shows that 78% of all the gains originated from just these two tools: LLINs and IRS. Is it safe to draw the conclusion from this that vector control is and shall remain the integral and critical component that will lead us to a world without malaria by 2040? I think the answer to that is 'yes, very much so'.