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Donor Fatigue (and being out of touch). Do they really know about malaria? Is malaria unimportant?

September 9, 2012 - 06:34 -- Anton Alexander

Insofar as funding for malaria research and elimination is dependent upon the support and enthusiasm for it in Europe and North America, to what extent are the malaria professional communities in Europe /North America a little out of touch with what the general populations of Europe/North America actually know or think about the disease?

The case for open access

September 3, 2012 - 20:14 -- Bart G.J. Knols

The article below was published in Index on Censorship on 30 August 2012. Click here for the online version.

For most of us, it’s entirely logical that medical practitioners should be familiar with the latest scientific knowledge and evidence-based practices in order to treat ailments. This forms our fundamental basis of trust in medical professionals. If your doctor suggests a CT scan or drug X, you follow that advice on the basis of trust. So how would you feel if your doctor confesses that he lacks the latest scientific information about your condition?

Name of the parasite!

August 31, 2012 - 12:05 -- Clive Shiff

I have noticed several papers that make the name Plasmodium into an adjective plasmodial, they even capitalise the word to try and make the adjectiveback into a noun!
The medics have done this for uears, but it is INCORRECT we cannot make a name into an adjective. Imagine saying Cliveal to describe my hat!
Please all that referee papers be alert for this misnomer. If someone uses plasmodial in a paper, suggest the author take a simple grammer lesson and do not accept the slur on Shakespear's, (and my) language!

Psychology Unveils Pathways To Better Cerebral Malaria Therapy

August 22, 2012 - 08:33 -- Bart G.J. Knols

The article below was contributed by journalist Ntaryike Divine Jr. (Douala, Cameroon) as part of the SjCOOP project in collaboration with MalariaWorld.

Over the years malaria has remained unwavering in its ravages, killing hundreds of thousands worldwide yearly, defying drugs and sapping household coffers of hard-earned income.
The disease, prevalent in the tropics is transmitted via bites of female bloodsucking anopheles mosquitoes infected with parasites of the genus Plasmodium.  Of the five plasmodium species, research has proven that P. falciparum is particularly dangerous.

Vietnam To Tackle Ending Malaria with Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network

August 20, 2012 - 17:05 -- Nancy Fullman

In an important step toward achieving malaria elimination, Vietnam officially joins the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) today. APMEN brings together countries in the Asia Pacific that have adopted a national or sub-national goal for malaria elimination, and connects them with a broad range of regional and global malaria partners to develop best practices for eliminating malaria and to efficiently address region-specific challenges, like Plasmodium vivax.

Margaret Heffernan: A must see for all MW subscribers!

August 7, 2012 - 09:14 -- Bart G.J. Knols

I am not sure if at all you are familiar with TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, with its motto 'Ideas worth spreading'. I love to watch these talks, they inspire me, provide energy, and are often fun to watch.

Yesterday I watched the talk by Margaret Heffernan with the title 'Dare to disagree'. This is a very interesting talk and it made me think of the world of malaria. First, have a look at what she has to say...

Welcome to My Blog

August 6, 2012 - 15:11 -- Manas Sarkar

Dear Collaborators / Colleagues / Friends & Follower

Myself Dr. Manas Sarkar, PhD from India. I've started this new blog in Malaria World. I'm a scientist & technologist trained in molecular & medical entomology, vector biology, ento-epidemiology, insecticide resistance & mode of action. I was the Dy. Asstt. Director of National Centre for Disease Control in India. Now, I took over the charge of General Manager (Technology) of EntoGenex Industries and also heading the operation in India.

My brief credentials are as follows:


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