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New from MESA: Malaria, collaborating to succeed

June 26, 2019 - 12:51 -- MESA Alliance

Mary Mael and Maria Tusell*

Participants in the Science of Eradication: Malaria course shared a sense of optimism and agreed on the need for leadership and data-driven decision-making in the fight against this disease

“Collaboration” was probably the word most heard when asking the participants of the 8th edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria course how they thought the fight against malaria could be improved. Even though progress has stalled, as highlighted by the head of the Global Malaria Programme, Pedro Alonso, in the opening lecture, participants left Barcelona with a shared feeling of optimism and a perception that with commitment, a multidisciplinary approach to the disease and data-driven decisions; malaria control, elimination and eradication are indeed achievable goals.

Podcast: WHO Report Tracks Malaria Elimination Progress

June 26, 2019 - 11:01 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 21 June 2019

New WHO report tracks the progress of 21 countries in eradicating malaria, the BBC investigate the sale of government drugs in Uganda and Professor Tu YouYou offers her recommendations to prevent artemisinin resistance. Listen to this Podcast

WHO - The E-2020 initiative of 21 malaria-eliminating countries: 2019 progress report

June 20, 2019 - 20:08 -- Malaria World

Creating a malaria-free world is a bold and important public health and sustainable development goal. It is also the vision of the Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030, which calls for the elimination of malaria in at least 10 countries by the year 2020.

In 2016, WHO identified 21 countries, spanning 5 regions, that could defeat malaria by 2020, considering the likelihood of elimination across key criteria. All are united by one target: to achieve zero indigenous cases of malaria within the 2020 timeline. This report charts their progress.

Download the E-2020 initiative of 21 malaria-eliminating countries: 2019 progress report here

New from MESA: MESA Correspondents reporting from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax research

June 20, 2019 - 13:43 -- MESA Alliance

The MESA Correspondent volunteers report on the latest in malaria research from conferences around the world. The synopses are shared online, enabling people who could not attend the meeting to read about the latest advances. The MESA Correspondents Program is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.

The Amazing Biology of Malaria Mosquitoes

June 15, 2019 - 17:46 -- Fredros Okumu

IN 30 SECONDS: Mosquitoes spread diseases to millions of people around the world, yet they remain poorly understood by most. Of particular interest among these diseases is malaria in Africa, transmitted predominantly by four cruel members of the Anopheles family. This article is an abridged illustration of the many biological intrigues in the lives of malaria mosquitoes. The more we understand it, the closer we will get to “zero malaria”. And we must do so with as few deaths as possible

Event: 6th PAMCA annual conference & exhibition abstracts deadline extended

June 11, 2019 - 19:59 -- MalariaWorld Events

Deadline Extended! If you would want to be part of this unmissable high level gathering in Africa, you have until 15th June 2019 to submit your abstract.

Visit the PAMCA website to read more and register

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