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Event: Invisible Parasitaemia - a MasterClass with Profs. Chris Drakeley & Teun Bousema

October 20, 2021 - 14:55 -- MalariaWorld Events

 

Episode XXXIII: Thursday, October 28th 2021;  Starting 2.00 pm EAT

Ifakara MasterClasses in Public Health & Medical Entomology. Hosted by Fredros Okumu (Ifakara) & Sheila Ogoma (CHAI).

Time for action: about malaria, poverty and travel

October 19, 2021 - 13:58 -- Malaria World

 

As a community of malaria professionals, we are committed to ridding the world of a disease that causes suffering in many low and middle income countries (LMIC). At the same time, our collective air travel contributes to climate change that has major health consequences and disproportionally impacts LMICs and vulnerable groups. Here, we propose the ‘Thoughtful Travel’ approach to improve the sustainability of our work.

Event: Costs & Coverage of [Malaria] Control - a MasterClass with Profs. Hannah Koenker, Joshua Yukich & Marcy Erskine

October 18, 2021 - 08:44 -- MalariaWorld Events

 

Episode XXXII: Thursday, October 21st 2021, starting 2.00 pm EAT

Ifakara MasterClasses in Public Health & Medical Entomology. Hosted by Fredros Okumu (Ifakara) & Sheila Ogoma (CHAI).

Podcast: Malaria parasites mutate and have ability to evade RDTs, rapid diagnostic tests

October 14, 2021 - 20:19 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #3 | 15 October 2021: Results from a large study in Ethiopia showed that P. falciparum malaria parasites have mutated and have the worrisome ability to avoid being detected by the widely used RDTs.

P. vivax Malaria Recurrence and Human Nature

October 13, 2021 - 17:03 -- Miles Markus

People who did not believe the non-reinfection, non-circulating merozoite-related P. vivax malarial recurrence concept [explained here: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S269336] are now quietly starting to echo it.

However, it is interesting to note that this has directly or indirectly been done by the authors of some papers while studiously avoiding inclusion of any reference to where the idea (prediction) came from in the first place, thereby revealing their true colours.

WHO - Mekong Malaria Elimination: epidemiology summary, volume 14, April–June 2021

October 12, 2021 - 14:52 -- Malaria World

From April to June 2021, countries in the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) reported 12 454 malaria cases.

Cambodia
Cambodia reported 596 cases, a 74% decrease compared to the same time period in 2020. P. falciparum + mixed cases and P. vivax constituted 10% and 90% of cases, respectively.

China (Yunnan Province)
Yunnan reported 47 P. vivax cases and 0 P. falciparum + mixed cases. Among those, no indigenous cases were reported.

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