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Last week at MalariaWorld: Paraguay malaria free, MWC and PAMCA update

June 14, 2018 - 19:48 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

News: WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free
The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay on 11th June 2018 as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. Read more

Event Update: 1st Malaria World Congress full program is live
Only 16 days to go until the congress...The full program is now available. It is still possible to register! 
Don't forget to sgin up for the Malaria Mapathon. It is one of Global Health Alliance Melbourne’s initiatives, which uses digital platforms to map relevant infrastructure that informs better project design. Read more

Event Update: Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) pre-conference course
PAMCA  has a call for applications for a pre-conference course - Novel Genetic Vector Control Strategies: Considerations for Responsible Research. Read more


Looking for a malaria job opportunity?
There are several vacancies still open. Read more

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1st Malaria World Congress: Save money on lodging and transportation by finding roommates on ConferenceShare

June 1, 2018 - 10:31 -- First Malaria W...

If you are looking for roommates during your stay in Melbourne for the Malaria World Congress, please sign up on conferenceshare.co and search for "Malaria World Congress 2018". You can use the service to connect with each other to facilitate sharing a hotel room, Airbnb, or car rental.

1st Malaria World Congress: Discounted Low & Lower-Middle Income Country Registrations Available

May 29, 2018 - 14:34 -- First Malaria W...

To assist delegates from Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries to participate in the 1st Malaria World Congress, a subsidised registration rate of $350.00 AUD is available.

For detail on eligibility, please check the registration page of the Congress website here.

1st Malaria World Congress: Don't Forget to Submit Your Poster for Consideration

May 29, 2018 - 13:42 -- First Malaria W...

Submissions across all four pillars will remain open for poster consideration until 22nd June 2018. For your opportunity to be part of this incredible program, submit your abstract here

1st Malaria World Congress: Program update

May 28, 2018 - 16:40 -- First Malaria W...

The Congress program has just been updated so visit the website today to see what we have to offer. Each of the four pillars are equally represented throughout the Congress,  with sessions designed to provide the opportunity for discussion.

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.

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