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Event: Keystone e-Symposium “Malaria in the Era of COVID-19”

March 4, 2021 - 23:00 -- MalariaWorld Events

 

How can we tackle the global threat of COVID-19 without neglecting the fight against malaria? This Keystone e-Symposium will shed light on how to effectively combat the dual challenges of a malaria-endemic world, along-side new complications posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must tackle these global health challenges together, as a united community, so as not to lose ground against either of these formidable diseases.

Zinc, Covid and hypertension

March 4, 2021 - 19:14 -- Pierre Lutgen

A few years ago we described in a blog on www.malariaword.org the role zinc may have in diarrhea and tropical diseases. Zn2+ deficiency is a common comorbidity of many chronic diseases.

In a recent weblog we describe the deleterious effect of zinc deficiency in elderly people on the development of pneumonia. Zinc deficiency has a detrimental effect on blood pressure and hypertension is one of the major causes of mortality in Covid infections.

El Salvador certified as malaria-free by WHO

March 2, 2021 - 10:10 -- Malaria World

 

World Health Organization News Release, 25 February 2021

El Salvador is first Central American country to achieve this status, third in all of the Americas in recent years

El Salvador today became the first country in Central America to be awarded a certification of malaria elimination by the World Health Organization (WHO). The certification follows more than 50 years of commitment by the Salvadoran government and people to ending the disease in a country with dense population and geography hospitable to malaria.

Event: The Long Road to Malaria Elimination - A MasterClass with Prof Brian M Greenwood

March 1, 2021 - 17:09 -- MalariaWorld Events

 

Episode XVI: Wednesday, March 3rd 2021; starting 2pm East African Time

Ifakara MasterClasses in Public Health & Medical Entomology 

ZzappMalaria selected as finalist for $5M IBM XPRIZE “AI for Good” Competition

February 23, 2021 - 17:13 -- Malaria World

 

A smart app for cost-effective planning, executing, and monitoring of large-scale operations

An Israeli startup that developed smart malaria elimination software has been named one of the three finalists of the AI XPRIZE competition, sponsored by IBM Watson, for 2021. The competition challenges entrants to present projects that harness artificial intelligence (AI) to address societal and global challenges.

Call for applications: TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research Academic Year 2022/2023

February 18, 2021 - 20:23 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

 

Deadline for applications: 10 April 2021

The Institute of Health and Development of the Cheikh Anta Diop University (ISED-UCAD), Dakar, Senegal, is offering scholarships for Master’s in Epidemiology starting in February 2022. The Master’s Programme is taught in French. The objective of the scholarship programme is to strengthen capacity to conduct implementation research on neglected tropical diseases, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), HIV/TB co-infection and COVID-19.

Applicants must be nationals of, and residentsin, one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, and Togo.

TDR Course: Massive Open Online Course on Implementation Research for countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

February 11, 2021 - 18:15 -- MalariaWorld Events

This free online course – MOOC – for countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region* will introduce you to designing Implementation Research (IR) projects that make proven health interventions more widely available to people at risk of diseases of poverty.

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