News from MESA: expert interviews
MESA is sharing three interviews with malaria experts published by the World Health Organization. Fred Binka, Rose Leke and Marcel Tanner have been interviewed. Read the MESA announcement ‘WHO Global Malaria Programme shares 'A word from the experts' here.
Start pilot malaria vaccinations in 2018
On 17 November the World Health Organization announced that in 2018 the world’s first malaria vaccine RTS,S will be rolled out in pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Read ‘The world's first malaria vaccine set to roll out in 2018’ here.
Blog: Artemisinine & Malaria
In his series Pierre Lutgen focuses this week on immunodepression and malaria blocking and refers to several studies. Read ‘Artesunate causes immunodepression, Artemisia afra blocks malaria transmission’ here.
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WHO has just published its toolkit for Integrated Vector Management in sub-Saharan Africa. It is attached here for your perusal (and use!).
This toolkit for integrated vector management (IVM) is designed to help national and regional programme managers coordinate across sectors to design and run large IVM programmes. It is an extension of earlier guidance and teaching material provided by WHO: Handbook for integrated vector management , Monitoring and evaluation indicators for integrated vector management , Guidance on policy-making for integrated vector management and Core structure for training curricula on integrated vector management.
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.