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Extended application deadline for MESA Correspondent to report from the eSymposia Malaria in the Era of COVID19

March 8, 2021 - 15:16 -- MESA Alliance

The deadline to apply for the position as MESA correspondent has been extended until 10 March 2021.

The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking volunteers as MESA Correspondents to report from the eSymposia Malaria in the Era of COVID-19 organized by the Virtual Keystone Symposia (VKS) in collaboration with MESA, happening on March 16 - 17, 2021.

How can we tackle the global threat of COVID-19 without neglecting the fight against malaria? This Keystone e-Symposium will shed light on how to effectively combat the dual challenges of a malaria-endemic world, along-side new complications posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must tackle these global health challenges together, as a united community, so as not to lose ground against either of these formidable diseases.

The MESA Correspondent volunteers report on the latest in malaria research from conferences around the world. The synopses are shared online, enabling people who could not attend the meeting to read about the latest advances. Readers can also receive the reports in their inbox by subscribing to the MESA newsletter. The MESA Correspondents Programme is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.

Previous examples include:

The application to become a MESA Correspondent for ASTMH 2020 consists of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation statement (100-word limit) indicating which areas of malaria you have knowledge of.
  • Synopsis of one of these videos (200-word limit)
    • Investigating the magnitude and drivers of residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar, speaker: Khamis Haji, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program, Tanzania link
    • Protective efficacy of a spatial repellent against malaria infections in children: recent evidence from a clinical trial in Indonesia, speaker: Din Syafruddin, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia, link
    • Tracking the local and regional spread of Plasmodium falciparum in low transmission settings of Africa, link
    • Reactive case detection with targeted mass drug administration: Interrupting malaria transmission and achieving elimination beyond intervention areas in northwestern Peru, link

Researchers or students from the malaria field are encouraged to apply. Please send applications to mesa@isglobal.org asap and no later than March 10, 2021. MESA Correspondents will be chosen by the MESA team based on the quality of the applications.

Visit the MESA website here