Podcast #5 | 12 November 2021: Large cage experiments that emulate the real-world environment demonstrate viability of gene drive technology.
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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 or missed a particular symposia to read about the latest advances. The MESA Correspondents Program is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.
The Global technical strategy for malaria 2016–2030 was adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015. It provides a comprehensive framework to guide countries in their efforts to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination. The strategy sets the target of reducing global malaria incidence and mortality rates by at least 90% by 2030.
The efficacy of vaccines is a complex issue and sometimes long range effects may be disastrous.
The situation is dramatic for the RTS,S vaccine which protects only against sporozoites but does not induce clinical immunity against blood-stage parasites. The vaccine showed evidence of 35,9% efficacy in the first year after vaccination, but efficacy fell to 2.5% in the fourth year. The cohort with a high exposure index even showed a negative efficacy during the fifth year, i.e. an higher level of infection
A MasterClass with Profs. Chris Drakeley & Teun Bousema
Watch below the recorded webinar ' Below the Target: Innovative Ways to Accelerate Increase in IPTp Coverage' with Ogonna Nwankwo, public health physician at the University of Calabar (Nigeria), and Jenipher Mukolwe Angaha, Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse at Jhpiego. Martin Meremikwu, tenured Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the College of Medical Sciences University of Calabar in Cross River State (Nigeria) moderated the session.
Podcast #4 | 29 October 2021: New research into the role and function of the apicoplast, a plant-like structure within the malaria parasite, has changed scientists’ perceptions of how the parasite survives.