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Last week at MalariaWorld: Job opportunity, call for innovation and the first WHO film festival, and more...

November 14, 2019 - 10:50 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Job announcement

Clinical Trial Investigator for Mopeia site (Mozambique)
IS Global is looking for a Clinical Trial Investigator for the BOHEMIA project in Mozambique. BOHEMIA combines evidence generation and stakeholder engagement to create an enabling environment for ivermectin as a first-inclass endectocide for malaria prevention. The deadline for applications is November, 27th 2019... Read more

FIND Call For Innovation

Accelerating the development of next generation malaria rapid diagnostic tools
The objective of this call is to identify malaria innovations that have the potential to address the technical and operational limitations of current malaria RDTs. Application deadline November 22, 2019... Read more

 


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The Health for All Film Festival

WHO invites filmmakers to participate in our inaugural film festival
In May 2020, on the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly, WHO will host the first-ever Health for All Film Festival in Geneva.  Whether you are an amateur filmmaker seeking to tell the story of change-makers in your community through the lens of your smartphone or you're working with a production company to promote dialogue around global health challenges and solutions, WHO wants to see your story... Read more


This weeks Malaria Minute Podcast

Female Mosquitoes That Have Mated More Likely to Transmit Malaria
Hormones received during mating boost the likelihood of malaria transmission and an ongoing autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells can ultimately anaemia. Listen to this Podcast


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Global malaria news

Scientists identify immune cells linked to malaria-induced anemia through autoantibody production
Science Daily, 12 November 2019
An autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells likely contributes to anemia -- a shortage of red blood cells -- in people with malaria... Read more

Mated female mosquitoes are more likely to transmit malaria parasites
Science Daily, 7 November 2019
Female mosquitoes that have mated are more likely to transmit malaria parasites than virgin females, according to a new study... Read more
 

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Podcast: Parasites Prepare for Human Infection in the Mosquito

November 8, 2019 - 16:16 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 8 November 2019

Research details how malaria parasites prepare for human infection and researchers evaluate the use of drones in spraying insecticide in irrigated areas of land in Zanzibar.

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The Fever - a film by Katharina Weingartner

November 5, 2019 - 12:42 -- Malaria World
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The Fever portrays the fight against malaria as a case study--in greed and courage. For The Fever Katharina Weingartner focuses on the complex history, present and future of malaria and observes the search for a solution. Could millions of deaths have been prevented, if ancient medical knowledge had been taken more seriously?

Podcast: Researchers Image Mode of Action of Quinoline Drug Class

November 1, 2019 - 10:01 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 1 November 2019

Researchers image the mode of action of quinoline drugs, the function of rhomboid proteases is dynamically detailed and the WHO declares that 7 million cases of malaria have been reported in Burundi this year.

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The Infravec2 consortium provides Vector Biology research resources at no cost

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

Request your vector biology research resources at no cost! 

The resources include:

  • Vectors: mosquitos, sandflies & ticks - infected and uninfected
  • Services: sequencing, screening
  • Facility Access: experimental infection, behavior & physiology
  • Training: secure insectary methods, vector genomics, personalized courses

Researchers worldwide are eligible to order!

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.

Podcast: Rapid Return of Mosquitoes to Sahel Region Due to High-Altitude Migration

October 5, 2019 - 18:08 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 4 October 2019

The rapid return of mosquitoes to the Sahel region of Africa is due to mosquito migration on high-altitude winds and a saliva-based malaria diagnostic tool has been awarded a £1 million grant. Listen to this Podcast

Accumulation of the Uncommon: OX513A Releases and Genome Introgression

September 30, 2019 - 08:00 -- Mark Benedict

A paper that appeared in Scientific Reports by Evans et al. (1)asked whether changes in the genotypes of target mosquito populations would occur due to introgression of released transgenic mosquito genomes. The paper in fact describes the introgression of released mosquito strain genome into wild populations of Aedes aegypti after releases of the OX513A strain developed by Oxitec and the paper has generated a lot of controversy. Is this a surprising finding or an entirely predictable outcome? Is it cause for alarm?

Abstract book of the 6th PAMCA Annual Conference & Exhibition available

September 24, 2019 - 08:24 -- Malaria World

The abstract book of the 6th PAMCA conference, that took place from 23-26 September 2019 in Yaoundé, Cameroon is now available.

Please see attached for the pdf of the abstract book or download the abstract book from the PAMCA website.

Podcast: Scientists in Burkina Faso Release Genetically Sterilised Mosquitoes

September 20, 2019 - 11:52 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 20 September 2019

Scientists release genetically sterilised mosquitoes in Burkina Faso and the challenges of evaluating the efficacy of new drugs in malaria-endemic countries. Listen to this Podcast

MalariaWorld and MESA join hands to report from the 6th Annual PAMCA conference

September 19, 2019 - 12:29 -- Malaria World

The upcoming conference of the Pan Africa Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) will take place from 23-25 September, 2019 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Like we did during the last MIM conference, MalariaWorld and the MESA Correspondent Program will work together to provide you with an impression of the PAMCA conference presentations.

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.

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