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Write about malaria: But only if you are a UK citizen!

March 14, 2010 - 22:25 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Now that we're reaching the end of the first decade in which the world focused on the Millenium Development Goals, it is time to look both back and forward. Several competitions have been set up to get both amateur and professional journalists interested in writing about the failures and successes so far, including malaria. But the Guardian has a special way of doing this...

E-interview with Dr. Raphael N'Guessan (Ivory Coast, 1964)

March 7, 2010 - 10:34 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Raphael N’Guessan is a Medical Entomologist and West Africa IVCC programme manager based in Benin. His current research interests are on malaria vector control, with particular emphasis on control of resistant vectors, insecticide resistance management, and investigation of alternative strategies for its delay.

 

Q: Dear Raphael, please tell us what the main focus of your work is, and why this is important within the framework of malaria control and elimination.

E-interview with Dr. Gunilla Priebe: Should more malaria research be based in Africa?

March 1, 2010 - 08:25 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Dr. Gunilla Priebe recently graduated from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) on a most interesting topic. She advocates further Africanisation of malaria research based on her study of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria. Some questions for Gunilla... 

 

 Question/Bart: If you argue for more research in the South, then what should the role of scientists in the North be(come)?...

Female Anopheles Trap

February 25, 2010 - 14:00 -- Rajas Sirvoicar

This trap was developed due to a compulsion to solve the mosquito nuisance after dusk at my friends factory. The factory manufacturing concrete additives was not able to work 3 shifts in spite of heavy orders. This was due to the mosquito menace around the factory after dusk. The trap successfully solved the problem.It traps the female anopheles mosquitoes by simulating human presence. In the last 6 months the device was installed on trial at a few clubs with impressive results. I am keen to to make this technology work for mankind where it is more a matter of life and death.

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