Dr. El-Sayed is currently working at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute (TMRI) in Khartoum, Sudan where she leads the malaria research group. She is responsible for managing malaria research projects, availing national and international financial support for research activities, seeking financial and technical support for rehabilitation and capacity building of the laboratories.
The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) today, 25th June, is launching the APMEN Research Grant Program, which aims to assist in the development of new tools and measures to eliminate malaria in the Asia Pacific Region. The Network is composed of 10 countries working to eliminate malaria (Bhutan, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, and Vanuatu) along with partner and research institutions in the region, including WHO.
We didn’t know we needed it. But now we can’t do without it.
Due to the recent success that Zanzibar has achieved in reducing its malaria burden, the Zanzibar Malaria Control Program (ZMCP) is facing an important decision of whether to continue sustaining malaria control or to seek malaria elimination. To reach their decision, the ZMCP conducted an assessment to gauge the feasibility of reaching and sustaining malaria elimination from the operational, technical and financial perspectives.
·Demonstrator in the department of Entomology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, 2002- present.
·Junior researcher in research and training center, WHO collaborating center, Faculty of Science building, Ain Shams University, 2002- 2007.
·M.Sc. on vector control of filarial vector Culex pipiens L. 2008.
·Assoc. Lecturer at Faculty of science, Ain Shams University, Abbaisa, Cairo, Egypt 2008 - Now
·PhD student at Food Sciences and Agricultural College, KSU, KSA 2009 – Now
Some of us are Seekers who ask “How? We are called Scientists. Some of us are Seekers who ask “Why?” We are called Believers. Some of us are both.
The boy and the old man sat in the shade of their favorite Neem tree during the oppressive heat of the afternoon. “Uncle, why did the Creator make mosquitoes that swarm around our heads and spread fevers?” asked the boy.
If you work as a malaria researcher, you publish your work in professional magazines. To inform your colleagues around the world about your findings. And the higher (in terms of impact factor) the journal you publish in, the more your work will be valued. But what's more important, the contribution of the work towards solving the malaria problem or a high impact factor?
NIPER has adopted open (rolling) application system for recruitment of faculty. The candidates may submit their applications on prescribed form along with prescribed fee.
This guest editorial was submitted to MalariaWorld by Prof. Maureen Coetzee, Nora Besansky, Alessandra della Torre and Rick Wilkerson.
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