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May 24, 2018 - 20:54 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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1st Malaria World Congress: Not just another science meeting...

May 24, 2018 - 16:35 -- First Malaria W...

By integrating the many different facets that make up the response to the scourge of malaria in the one meeting, the 1st Malaria World Congress is utterly unique. Yes, MWC 2018 will feature the latest science, but it will be delivered within the context of the problems in implementing the best tools we have, the difficulties of financing them, and the cultural context of the many communities across the globe that are devastatingly impacted by malaria.

Invitation from the Pan African Mosquito Control Association

May 9, 2018 - 11:31 -- Malaria World


Join the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA)

Membership is open to anyone concerned with or interested in mosquito control and related work, and desiring to participate in the promotion and improvement of such work.

The following categories of membership are available:

Nigeria should emphasize permanent control measures such as LSM

April 27, 2018 - 13:13 -- William Jobin

Given that the drop in malaria prevalence in Nigeria has been very modest in the last 5 years, it would be wise to take another look at the methods being used - which unfortunately are ephemeral (indoor sprays, bednets and drugs) and must be repeated every year. The lack of emphasis on permanent measures, such as Larval Source Management, is a key to the problem. With the ephemeral methods, because the national budget for malaria control can only increase slowly, thus the program will only increase slowly.

High return on investments in malaria suppression

April 27, 2018 - 13:11 -- William Jobin

Recently I published "Increased economic productivity after suppressing malaria transmission in 14 African countries" in the ejournal African Policy Journal, 2014 v9 Apr. This is a new journal run by students at Harvard Graduate School of Govt, and does not get picked up by the normal search engines, so I urge you to go to their website at African Policy Journal for their current articles.

Looking back at MIM2018: Some food for thought

April 26, 2018 - 20:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

I visited the largest malaria conference on the African continent. More than 2.000 malaria professionals gathered in Dakar for the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference. Every day started with a plenary session presented by 2 keynote speakers: 12 keynote addresses by 12 renowned scientists. But... only 2 were African.

The 2006 pioneering clinical trials Artemisia annua vs ACT in Cameroon

April 17, 2018 - 08:02 -- Pierre Lutgen

                       Etude comparative de l’efficacité in vivo de l’artesunate avec l’amodiaquine et la tisane Artemisia annacultivée à Bangangté à l’Ouest du Cameroun

Chougouo Kengne R.D*., Kouamouo J*., Moyou Somo R**., Penge On’Okoko A***. *Université des Montagnes, Bangangté, Cameroun ; ** IMPM /CRM et FMSB Cameroun; *** Université de Kinshasa RDC. 

Abstract (excerpt):

Ecotoxic impacts of Ivermectin

April 13, 2018 - 14:09 -- Pierre Lutgen

This anthelminthic is extensively used as veterinary medicine to control gastro-intestinal helminthes, liver flukes and lungworms. It enters into the environment primarily through its excretion, 98% in faeces

        Halley BA, Nessel RJ, Lu AYH, Chemosphere. 1989. 18, 1543-1563.

Ivermectin may be stored for long periods in soil.

        Mougin C, Kollmann, A Galtier P. Envir Chem Lett 2003, 1, 131,-134.

The potential of anthelminthics to affect dung decomposition is well known, affecting dung beetles, dung flies and epigeic eathworms.

How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria

March 13, 2018 - 17:25 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

8 March 2018, Carl Zimmer (New York Times)

The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its advantage: a shield against rampant malaria.

Thousands of years ago, a special child was born in the Sahara. At the time, this was not a desert; it was a green belt of savannas, woodlands, lakes and rivers. Bands of hunter-gatherers thrived there, catching fish and spearing hippos.

New from MESA: Recorded presentations from ASTMH 2017

March 2, 2018 - 16:29 -- MESA Alliance

Thanks to a collaboration with ASTMH, Image Audiovisuals and session presenters, MESA brings you more than 50 presentations from the 66th ASTMH Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore on November 5 - 9, 2017. The sessions are freely available in the Knowledge Hub, an online library of resources related to malaria elimination and eradication.

1st Malaria World Congress: Deadlines Updated

January 19, 2018 - 10:52 -- First Malaria W...

New deadlines for oral and poster submission!

  • Oral submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 16 March 2018
  • Poster submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 22 June 2018

The Congress is receiving four types of submissions for program consideration.  Abstracts from all accepted presentations will be made available online. The submission portal is in conjunction with registration, however you do not need to register in order to submit a contribution.

Visit the Malaria World Congress website to register, submit your abstract and for more information: www.malariaworldcongress.org.

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