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Will Kenya eliminate malaria by 2017?

November 23, 2009 - 08:58 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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The atmosphere in the press room was one of excitement, when it was announced that Kenya would see its last case of endemic malaria in the year 2017

This date came from the 2007 Malaria Indicator Survey, showing that malaria is on the decline in various parts of the country. Kenya has therefore chosen the path towards elimination, and will do so when having sufficient funding.

Think globally: act ... area-wide

November 20, 2009 - 22:15 -- Mark Benedict
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MalariaWorld Newsletter recipients would need to have their heads buried in the sand if they were not well aware of numerous threats to the current methods for reducing malaria transmission. Whether the intervention is insecticides or drugs, their sustainability is threatened by failures which - it is hoped - will not become widespread. Of greater concern for those who are responsible for implementing programs are the complexities of applying control methods in different cultures, education in different languages and achieving sufficient compliance.

Parasite babies

November 19, 2009 - 03:07 -- Rina Wong

I set up 7 x 96 well plates yesterday for testing drug interactions between antimalarials. Thank God for electronic multichannel pipettors! Even then I need to be careful not to develop RSI.

It's interesting to tell people that I breed malaria parasites here, feeding them, changing their nappies daily, checking on their health.. as strange as it sounds, they're like my babies.

MIM

November 16, 2009 - 08:50 -- Marit Farenhorst
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I really enjoyed the MIM conference at Nairobi.
It was great to see so many people keen to interact, share knowledge and to communicate freely via this great MalariaWorld platform. This will surely open many doors for us young scientist.
Thank you MalariaWorld!

Malaria Eradication: How Realistic Is It?

November 10, 2009 - 17:53 -- Fredros Okumu

Following the Bill and Melinda Gates declaration in 2007 that malaria eradication is their lifeterm goal, nearly every researcher and policy maker thinks this is feasible. The WHO has also made this a long term global target. I believe this agenda is too immature to be impemented in many malaria endemic countries, most of which are developing still. It will likely lead to imbalanced resource allocation for managing many other different diseases.

Malaria Elimination and Eradication: Starting as We Mean to Continue

October 30, 2009 - 09:36 -- Richard Feachem

The E words, Eradication and Elimination, are firmly back on the table after at least 2 decades in which they could not be mentioned in polite malaria company. The last two years have seen remarkable progress in translating these concepts into clear strategies and substantial action.

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