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September 23, 2019 - 09:35 -- MalariaWorld Events

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We have created the opportunity to advertise on MalariaWorld. MW is your place to contact >10.0000 malaria professionals in 140 countries. Contact: info@malariaworld.org if you are interested to advertise or would like more information.

Last week at MalariaWorld: Should we put a deadline for when the world will be free of malaria?

September 20, 2019 - 11:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

New MalariaWorld Poll

Should we put a deadline for when the world will be free of malaria?

What do you think about the current malaria eradication discussion. Should we put a deadline for when the world will be free of malaria? Yes - it will sustain momentum (Lancet commission report) or No - setting a target date is premature (SAG/WHO report).  Let us know!
Fill out the poll here


MalariaWorld and MESA will report from the 6th Annual PAMCA conference

Meet the MESA Correspondents
The upcoming conference of the Pan Africa Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) will take place from 23-25 September, 2019 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. MalariaWorld, MESA and PAMCA will work together to provide you with an impression of the PAMCA conference presentations. The MESA Correspondents that will cover the 6th Annual PAMCA Conference are Joanna, Nathalie, Teresia and Trizah (from left to right). Read more


Events

Keystone Symposia: ePanel and live Q&A - Accelerate to Equal: Engaging Women in Vector Control
Date: October 1, 2019 | Time: 13:00 UTC (GMT) | 7AM MDT (USA)  |  16:00 EAT (Kenya)  |  20:00 WIB (Indonesia)
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Global Excellence Research Symposium II “New Wine in old Bottles and Old Wine in new Bottles” - Past, present and future use of antimalarial and other drugs in the control of malaria: applications and dilemmas
Time: 16 October, 13:00 - 18 October, 12:00 ; Place: Holst Auditorium, Panum Institute, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen; Organizer: CMP, KU.
Participation in this symposium is free, but you will be expected to pay for and arrange your own accommodation. There is a limited capacity; first come, first served! Read more


This weeks Malaria Minute Podcast

Scientists in Burkina Faso Release Genetically Sterilised Mosquitoes
Scientists release genetically sterilised mosquitoes in Burkina Faso and the challenges of evaluating the efficacy of new drugs in malaria-endemic countries. Listen to this Podcast


Global Malaria News

Dams increase the risk of malaria. Here’s why
The Conversation, 17 September 2019
More rigorous impact prediction assessments must be done at the planning stages to determine the likely malaria impacts when considering new dams. Greater consideration must be given to the slopes of reservoir shores and the implications for malaria. Read more

Malaria vaccine launched in Kenya: Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to roll out landmark vaccine in pilot introduction
WHO, 13 September 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. Read more

Genetically engineered mosquitoes out of control
GMWatch, 11 September 2019
According to a new scientific publication, genetically engineered mosquitoes produced by the biotech company Oxitec (Intrexon) have escaped human control after trials in Brazil. Read more

Read more global malaria news here.


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Podcasts Malaria Minute

April 8, 2019 - 14:17 -- Malaria Minute

Keeping you up to date with the latest malaria news

Fight Malaria uses the power of podcasting to connect the dots between the global efforts to eradicate malaria. The Malaria Minute podcastbrings global malaria news to you in 60 seconds. The Five Minutes podcast highlight people fighting malaria on the forefront.

Visite the Fight Malaria website here

1st Malaria World Congress: 1-5 July 2018, Australia

January 6, 2018 - 10:11 -- First Malaria W...

A major gap in the malaria response landscape is the absence of a forum where representatives of the entire malaria world can meet. Our key aim for the inaugural World Congress on Malaria is to unify and energise the broader malaria community around a common sense of purpose, including one that links malaria with the wider global health and human development goals of Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. Together we can learn from each other, plan for the implementation of cross sector strategies and galvanise the effort for the eradication of malaria.

New: WHO toolkit for Integrated Vector Management in sub-Saharan Africa

November 11, 2016 - 10:48 -- Bart G.J. Knols

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.

Promoting south-centred collaborations in vector-borne diseases

October 14, 2016 - 07:00 -- Bart G.J. Knols
The below contribution was submitted to MalariaWorld by Dr. Gerry Killeen
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
Please find attached a concept note I have just posted on the extranet discussion board for the following UK-BBSRC funding mechanism to support networks in vector-borne disease (VBD) research: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/filter/networks-vector-borne-disease-rese...
 
If the idea of such a research networking platform, which is governed, managed and hosted by institutions in the developing countries most afflicted by VBDs appeals to you, please send an E-mail to GCRFNetVect@bbsrc.ac.uk , to request registration for their extranet networking web site. Once registered please visit the community discussion board to review this idea and any others you like. To access the attachments for each discussion item, click on the “Properties” icon. Then please reply with comments you feel we should take on board as we develop this idea further, and build towards a full expression of interest (EOI) submission. If you’d like to “like” it or add a “note”, that helps too but note that “tag” insertions are visible only to you.

In memoriam: Anuj Nathalal Shah (1960-2016)

September 16, 2016 - 09:19 -- Bart G.J. Knols
The article below was contributed by Nick Brown of A-Z Textile Mills Ltd.
 
Anuj Shah was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the family company A to Z Textile Mills Limited in 1995. Although A to Z had been producing polyester netting for the local market since 1972, the re-start of the previously abandoned attempt to eradicate malaria had only just begun. “Net Gain – A new method for preventing malaria deaths” was only published (by IDRC and WHO) in 1996 and Anuj Shah was there from the very start of this new fight against malaria. Don de Savigny (Swiss TPH) and the late Tim Manchester (PSI) met Anuj in Arusha in 1997 and pointed out there would be a substantial market for high quality, large coloured nets and Anuj accepted the challenge. As Jane Miller, then working at PSI recalls, “Anuj was simply a visionary”.

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