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. The MESA Correspondents Program is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.
Solomon M Abay and Maya Fraser will cover the science and discussions from the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame", which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 30 - November 2, 2019. Summaries will be posted online on the conference website, the MESA Correspondents page and on MalariaWorld.
Meet the Correspondents:
Solomon graduated with a PhD in Life Sciences and Public Health (malaria and Development) from the University of Camerino (Italy) that engaged him in translational research to block malaria transmission. He is now a faculty at Addis Ababa University and a Career Development Fellow of EDCTP. "I am interested in drug discovery and development researches for infectious diseases, particularly malaria and neglected tropical diseases. I am looking forward to working with MESA at the Keystone Symposia - The Malaria Endgame - to share the conference outcomes on latest innovations in therapeutics, vector control and public health tools for those who are unable to attend and using this opportunity to network with experts in the area."
Maya is a Research Associate with the MACEPA project at PATH, focusing primarily on impact evaluation. She has an MPH from the University of Washington. "I am interested in learning more about how we can create optimal intervention mixes and improve coverage of existing interventions. I am excited to work as a MESA correspondent to share new research with our colleagues across the world!"
The MESA Alliance would like to thank Hannah Slater (PATH) and Flaminia Catteruccia (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) for senior editorial support and acknowledge the MESA Correspondents for their crucial role in reporting the sessions. Special acknowledgment to Keystone Symposia for the opportunity to partner at this meeting.