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October 29, 2019 - 17:05 -- Malaria World

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New from MESA: Meet the MESA Correspondents that will cover the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame"

October 29, 2019 - 10:42 -- 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.

New from MESA: Conferences without walls

October 28, 2019 - 16:11 -- MESA Alliance

It’s Sunday evening in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and the four young career researchers that will cover the 6th Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Annual Conference as MESA Correspondents have finally met each other. After many email exchanges, it’s time to put faces to names. While sharing a tasty Cameroonian meal, the group discusses how scientific meetings offer the opportunity of hearing cutting edge research and valuable lessons learnt from peers and mentors, but are also the perfect environment to exchange information, generate new ideas and gain knowledge and skills. Together with the MESA team, the group discusses the program and the presentations that each Correspondent will have to report on and realises how both broad and niche disciplines in the field of malaria and related topics will be covered in the meeting. Another point of discussion is the fact that a growing number of conferences are held globally, but as both calendars and budgets are limited, not everyone interested in all these meetings can attend.

Podcast: The Forgotten Insecticide Developed by the German Military

October 25, 2019 - 14:41 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 25 October 2019

Scientists at New York University investigate a forgotten insecticide developed by the German military and researchers unearth why severe malaria is often accompanied by tissue damage and organ failure. Listen to this Pocast

Improving institutional ecosystems for young researchers in Africa

October 24, 2019 - 08:51 -- Fredros Okumu

IN 30 SECONDS: This is a practical guide to how research directors and administrators can improve institutional ecosystems for the benefit of the next generation of scientists in Africa. It includes some of the key lessons I have gained in recent years about challenges facing early-career researchers, and certain essential practices that our institutions can prioritize to help them succeed. A careful mix of these and other practices could help our young people to bloom bright, while staying true to improving people’s health and well-being.
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This article was initially published online by Scientific African. See link here.

Podcast: Deforestation Causes Increase in Malaria Transmission

October 18, 2019 - 18:08 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 18 October 2019

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest causes malaria transmission to increase and the analysis of a 50,000-year-old gene sequence explains how P. falciparum malaria parasites are able to infect humans. Listen to this Podcast

BASF, MedAccess and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborate to bring innovative mosquito nets to malaria-endemic countries

October 15, 2019 - 15:44 -- Malaria World

Joint News Release

BASF, MedAccess and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborate to bring innovative mosquito nets to malaria-endemic countries

  • Agreement accelerates availability of latest mosquito net technology for communities with greatest needs
  • Facilitates supply of 35 million Interceptor® G2 mosquito nets over the next four years
  • Enables more cost-effective production and lower prices

Podcast: Unlocking the Genetic Secrets of the Malaria Parasite

October 12, 2019 - 18:08 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 11 October 2019

The Crick develop new method of controlling malaria parasite genes, researchers discover a novel compound that inhibits key parasitic enzymes and The Global Fund is replenished in France. Listen to this Podcast

New from MESA: Volunteer as a MESA Correspondent to report from the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame"

October 9, 2019 - 17:28 -- MESA Alliance

The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking four volunteer MESA Correspondents to report from the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame" in  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 30—November 2, 2019.

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