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MalariaWorld and MESA join hands to deliver live reports from MIM

April 9, 2018 - 15:54 -- MIM 2018

Meet the reporters

During the upcoming MIM conference, MalariaWorld and MESA will work together to provide you with live reports straight from Dakar. MESA has selected 4 motivated reporters who will cover various scientific sessions during the MIM conference. The reports will be cross-posted on and, and disseminated through both the MalariaWorld newsletter and the MESA newsletter. Meet the reporters: Camila Damasceno, Manuela Runge, Shehu Shagari Awandu and Helena Marti Soler.

Camila Damasceno - Brazil
Independent Consultant
“I have worked in malaria control for about seven years, for the Ministry of Health in Brazil, for an NGO project in Equatorial Guinea, and in short term consultancies in Africa and South- and Mesoamerica. I believe the opportunity of volunteering will be of great value, particularly for being in contact to the most recent discussions on malaria control and elimination.”






Manuela Runge - Switzerland
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland & University of Basel, Switzerland

“This volunteering opportunity at MESA caught my immediate attention and excitement. As a young researcher it is of great importance to seek out such opportunities, which will facilitate networking, recognition, and skill development. My PhD research focuses on the modeling of malaria interventions to support strategic planning.“

Shehu Shagari Awandu - Kenya
Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
"The MIM conference is an international gathering of scientific minds and the highlights from the numerous sessions and proceedings needs delivery to a global audience. With an array of scientific speakers focusing on different themes, the findings need expression into a concise and coherent message for the general public not in attendance.“

Helena Marti Soler - Spain
ISGlobal, Barcelona Institute of Global Health, Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

“I am a biostatistician working on the Mozambican Alliance Towards Elimination of Malaria (MALTEM) project. This initiative is excellent, I will love to participate. It could be a great opportunity for me to improve my knowledge in the malaria field and share it with people who could not attend the meeting.”