Dr Thomas Karuiki is happy to attend the MIM2018 conference in Senegal. He also congratulate the University Cheikh Anta Diop for being chosen to host the conference.
The conference is proud to announce the participation of twenty prestigious speakers from the malaria community. Among them, Professor Peter Agree, Nobel prize 2003 in chemistry /drug discovery development. Click here to see who else will speak at the MIM2018 conference.
The 4th Annual Conference of the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA)
The 4th PAMCA conference will take place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at Laico 2000 Hotel on October 16th – 18th 2017. Read more about the PAMCE conference here.
Deadline coming up soon! Call for Papers. Malaria transmission: current challenges and new tools in the elimination context
The Portuguese Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT), through the research center Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM), is organizing the workshop on Malaria transmission: current challenges and new tools in the elimination context, that will take place at the IHMT, in Lisbon, on 30th and 31st October 2017.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 17th September 2017. Click here for more information about this Call for Papers.
Reminder vacancies still open - extended deadline
It is still possible to apply for the following position:
* Physician Investigator Malaria at Sanaria. Click here to read the vacancy announcement "Physician Investigator Malaria - Sanaria".
* Postdoc on malaria population genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Closing date for applications: 18th September 2017. Click here to read the vacancy announcement "Postdoctoral Fellow Malaria Population Genetics".
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We are very pleased to provide you with more information about our lineup of esteemed Keynote Speakers at the upcoming 7th MIM Pan African Malaria Conference!
20 years after the first MIM conference, Senegal will host the 7th edition, in Dakar, at the International Conference Centre Abdou Diouf on April 15-20, 2018.
Twenty years after the first MIM Conference which drew attention to major questions for malaria research, and identify ways to strengthen and sustain the research capacity of malaria endemic countries in Africa, several countries in Africa are now engaging towards malaria elimination. Focus in Senegal, the first country report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact series describes how Senegal achieves a spectacular drop in its malaria burden.
Anthocyanins are generally accepted as the largest and most important group of water-soluble pigments in nature. Research articles on anthocyanins have escalated dramatically in the last 20 years : 230 in the decade from 1982 through 1991, 753 from 1992 through 2001 and 3043 from 2002 through 2012 Anthocyanin pigments and associated flavonoids have demonstrated ability to protect against a myriad of human diseases.
Mary Ann Lila, Anthocyanins and Human Health : an in vitro investigative Approach. J Biomed Biotechnol 2004, 5. 306-313
Or why cats and dogs are malariafree.
Taurine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, is the most abundant amino acid in mammals, occurring both in cells and in blood plasma. High concentrations of taurine are found in the heart, retina, bile, brain, plasma, platelets, leucocytes, whereas smaller amounts are found in liver, erythrocytes, muscles, kidney.
Cécile Petton. La taurine: point sur ses propriétés et son utilization en 2011. Thèse de doctorat. Université dde Nantes 2011.
For the 25 million children who live across the Sahel, where there is a seasonal surge in malaria incidence, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool in the fight against malaria. Approximately 12 million children were protected through SMC programmes in 2016, with over 6.4 million children covered through the ACCESS-SMC project, funded by UNITAID and led by Malaria Consortium in partnership with Catholic Relief Services.
We are excited to start a survey for the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. PAMCA is currently establishing a database of all institutions and individual scientists operating in the field of medical entomology, in particular mosquito borne diseases, across Africa.
BASF introduces first new class of public health insecticide for malaria prevention in more than 30 years.
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Efficient in use and costs
Drones against malaria seeks your support for the crowdfunding campaign ‘Anti Malaria Drones’ to generate € 18.000 for a malaria control pilot project using a drone that sprays an environmentally sound biological control agent over rice fields in Western Kenya. Please give your support and share this request with your colleagues and friends: www.antimalariadrones.com
Featuring interviews with leaders in the global health community including MalariaWorld's Founder and editor Bart Knols and a rare documentary one-on-one with Bill Gates. Narrated by Oscar® nominated Jeremy Renner.
Day 4: Final scientific sessions and Krotoski closing lecture.
Day 1: Pre-meeting courses and Opening ceremony
Day 3: Tuesday 13th June
It is common belief and a dogma of the Western school medicine that valid results with the extracts of natural products can only be obtained if individual constituents are isolated and purified to the highest grade. This entails that most, if not all, scientific papers describing research in this field are based on monotherapies with ultrapure products.
The course is free and is composed of 8 modules.
Statement on the Election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the New Director-General of the World Health Organization
Professor Austin Burt has been awarded a President's Medal for his work engaging the public in malaria-control projects across sub-Saharan Africa.
The accolade is given out as part of the College’s annual President's Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement. These awards celebrate staff, students and community partners who have gone the extra mile to bring the College’s work to the wider public. Awardees judged to have made particularly exceptional contributions are selected to receive the President’s Medal for Excellence in Societal Engagement.
|"Now, more than ever, universities should be in and of the world. We cannot afford to retreat to ivory towers"
– Professor Maggie Dallman, Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships)
The Societal Engagement awards form part of the President’s Awards for Excellence programme, with similar prizes also being given for research and education.
- A potential antimalarial was trialled in animals as a single dose
- They found that it could block all life cycle stages of mosquitoes
- An expert says the drug could advance malaria control if it reaches the market
[CAPE TOWN] A new antimalarial candidate could pave the way for a single-dose treatment that boots malaria eradication when used in combination with other preventative measures.