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Last week at MalariaWorld: ZzappMalaria selected as finalist, Invitation from MESA, Keystone e-Symposium, and more...

February 25, 2021 - 21:53 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

 

33 years later and still waiting...

It was 1988 when the Colombian Prof. Manuel E. Patarroyo and his team published groundbreaking research about the experimental synthetic malaria vaccine SPf66 in Nature. I remember that when I lived in Ifakara, Tanzania, eight years later an SPf66 trial was being conducted in Kilombero District. All in all SPf66 had 10 trials in Africa, Asia, and South America. Unfortunately, the results showed that this vaccine was not effective. Now, 33 years later, we are still waiting for an effective and affordable malaria vaccin. Why is it taking so long? Several  COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and tested within 1 year! Damaris Matoke-Muhia  from the Kenya Medical Research Institute describes very aptly in her SciDev.net article below Learning from COVID-19 to accelerate malaria vaccines development that: "This unprecedented speed is a great testament to the power of what science can achieve when researchers have resources and political will on their side." Very true. But in the meantime I would say let's join efforts and move on with the resources that we have. We should not sit and wait for 33 more years when every day counts.


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Inga

Founder & Senior Editor MalariaWorld
Director Dutch Malaria Foundation

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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