We are proud to inform you that MalariaWorld's Bart Knols has won the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award 2018 for his work in the fight against malaria.
Malaria fighter Bart Knols winner of the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award 2018
Brightlands, 6 December 2018
Dr. Bart Knols, MSc (1965, Meerssen) is a medical entomologist affiliated with Radboud University in Nijmegen, and an author and entrepreneur who has been working on the fight against malaria for many years. Bart Knols is working on the development of an inexpensive trapping system that can exterminate malaria mosquitoes sustainably and without the use of insecticides.
The jury report describes Bart Knols as “a man with a passion for the most urgent global problems”. The sustainable way Knols chooses to rid the world of malaria is what held particular appeal for the jury; his method will undoubtedly also be applicable to other infectious tropical diseases in the future. According to the jury, Knols’ intrinsic motivation, his connection to all of the knowledge available worldwide - not the least of which includes his ties to the local population - and his perseverance are qualities that make him the ideal match for the work done by Marc Cornelissen and that being carried out at Brightlands.