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Podcast: No Evidence of Malaria Rebound in Extended Phase 3 RTS,S Clinical Trial

July 15, 2019 - 03:13 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 5 July 2019

The results of an extended Phase 3 RTS,S clinical trial are published in The Lancet, and researchers develop a high-tech mosquito net that monitors usage. Listen to this Podcast

New from MESA: MESA Correspondents bring you cutting-edge coverage from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research - Day 3

July 1, 2019 - 19:47 -- MESA Alliance

Day 3: Friday, 28th June

Wrapping up the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research, day three focused on the topics of P. vivax drugs and approaches for P. vivax elimination.

New from MESA: MESA Correspondents bring you cutting-edge coverage from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research - Day 2

July 1, 2019 - 10:57 -- MESA Alliance

Day 2: Thursday, 27th June

The main focus of the presentations on day two of the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research was on laboratory exploration of P. vivax biological characteristics, parasite development stages and host-parasite interaction. There was a lively poster session during the lunch period and a conference dinner at the magnificent Musée d’Orsay.

Podcast: 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research

July 1, 2019 - 10:34 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 28 June 2019

Scientists gather in Paris for the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research, high-resolution maps chart P. falciparum and P. vivax prevalence over seventeen years and Brian Gitta is named a laureate for developing a new method of malaria diagnosis. Listen to this Podcast

RBM Partnership To End Malaria Annual Report 2018

June 26, 2019 - 20:02 -- Malaria World

2018 was the first year of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria’s 2018–2020 Strategic Plan (see page 7), which aims to use the partnership to boost political commitment, regional cooperation and malaria financing. The Partnership, through consultations with partners and malaria-endemic countries, launched new initiatives in support of global efforts to end malaria. 

Download the RBM Partnership To End Malaria Annual Report 2018 here

New from MESA: Malaria, collaborating to succeed

June 26, 2019 - 12:51 -- MESA Alliance

Mary Mael and Maria Tusell*

Participants in the Science of Eradication: Malaria course shared a sense of optimism and agreed on the need for leadership and data-driven decision-making in the fight against this disease

“Collaboration” was probably the word most heard when asking the participants of the 8th edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria course how they thought the fight against malaria could be improved. Even though progress has stalled, as highlighted by the head of the Global Malaria Programme, Pedro Alonso, in the opening lecture, participants left Barcelona with a shared feeling of optimism and a perception that with commitment, a multidisciplinary approach to the disease and data-driven decisions; malaria control, elimination and eradication are indeed achievable goals.

Podcast: WHO Report Tracks Malaria Elimination Progress

June 26, 2019 - 11:01 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 21 June 2019

New WHO report tracks the progress of 21 countries in eradicating malaria, the BBC investigate the sale of government drugs in Uganda and Professor Tu YouYou offers her recommendations to prevent artemisinin resistance. Listen to this Podcast

WHO - The E-2020 initiative of 21 malaria-eliminating countries: 2019 progress report

June 20, 2019 - 20:08 -- Malaria World

Creating a malaria-free world is a bold and important public health and sustainable development goal. It is also the vision of the Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030, which calls for the elimination of malaria in at least 10 countries by the year 2020.

In 2016, WHO identified 21 countries, spanning 5 regions, that could defeat malaria by 2020, considering the likelihood of elimination across key criteria. All are united by one target: to achieve zero indigenous cases of malaria within the 2020 timeline. This report charts their progress.

Download the E-2020 initiative of 21 malaria-eliminating countries: 2019 progress report here

New from MESA: MESA Correspondents reporting from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax research

June 20, 2019 - 13:43 -- 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.

Podcast: Malaria Biology Questioned at 15th BioMalPar Conference

June 6, 2019 - 16:28 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 24 May 2019

The BioMalPar conference takes place in Germany, Venezuela experiences malaria resurgence in humanitarian crisis and the BBC showcase efforts to fight malaria in Sierra Leone.

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WHO Manual For Countries Developing National Malaria Strategic Plans

June 4, 2019 - 13:33 -- Malaria World

All malaria-endemic countries in Africa are on a sliding scale towards a malaria-free future. Bold and ambitious goals around malaria elimination were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 through target 3.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals; by Africa’s leaders through the Africa Agenda 2063; and by the World Health Assembly in May 2015 through the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030, known as the GTS. The GTS has four 2030 goals and targets: reduce malaria mortality rates globally by at least 90% compared with 2015; reduce malaria case incidence globally by at least 90% compared with 2015; eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries in which malaria was transmitted in 2015; and prevent re-establishment of malaria in all countries that are malaria-free. The post-2015 period therefore presents a scenario of bold reforms intended to actualize a malaria-free future. In order to align the GTS to the African context, the Framework for implementing the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 in the African Region was developed.

BBC Video: Working the night shift on Malaria's frontline in Sierra Leone

May 29, 2019 - 11:15 -- Malaria World

Working the night shift on Malaria's frontline in Sierra Leone
It's night-time at Ola During Children's Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone and doctors Nehlama Barrie and Winstina Gbondo are on shift. Most nights here see children die of Malaria complications but a free health programme has given them a fighting chance of saving lives.

Filmmakers: Paul Myles and Zoe Jewell
Producer: Abdul Samba Brima
Editor: Brad Hayward
27 May 2019

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Podcast: Algeria and Argentina Certified ‘Malaria-Free’ by WHO

May 24, 2019 - 22:00 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 24 May 2019

Algeria and Argentina certified ‘malaria-free’ by WHO, journalists from high burden countries begin RBM media fellowship and Dr Pedro Alonso speaks at the World Health Assembly.
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Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

May 22, 2019 - 17:03 -- Malaria World

World Health Organization, Geneva, 22 May 2019
Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.

New from MESA: 5th International Conference on Malaria Vaccines for the World (MVW 2019)

May 22, 2019 - 14:46 -- MESA Alliance

The 5th International conference on Malaria Vaccines for the World (MVW) was held on May 8-10 at the University of Oxford, UK. The current status of new technologies, vaccine candidates, clinical trials and the RTS/s implementation studies were discussed during three intensive days, and here you can read coverage of each session from the MESA Correspondents.

Podcast: Malaria Session Organised for World Health Assembly

May 16, 2019 - 22:00 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 17 May 2019

Ministerial meeting regarding malaria is arranged for the World Health Assembly, the ‘Malaria Vaccines for the World’ event takes place in Oxford and submissions open for the ‘Malaria in Melbourne’ conference.
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Podcast: President’s Malaria Initiative Publishes Annual Report

May 10, 2019 - 15:15 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 10 May 2019

Rory Stewart becomes new Secretary of State for International Development, PMI release their thirteenth Annual Report and the MalaFA report shares the opinion of African experts.

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Nosquito Bait: A new malaria vector control solution

May 10, 2019 - 11:03 -- Malaria World

We are a group of four MSc students from the TU Delft in the Netherlands and working on a new mosquito bait to kill mosquitos and reduce the spreading- and infection of malaria. In order to further develop the prorotypes, test them in Kenya and ensure successful implementation, we set up a crowdfunding campaign.

Malaria Futures for Africa: African experts call for renewed global drive to beat malaria

May 9, 2019 - 16:39 -- Malaria World
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MalaFA (Malaria Futures for Africa) is an opinion research study. It is the first systematic effort in many years to collect expert African views on malaria policy. It was commissioned by Novartis Social Business to capture the thoughts of 68 African malaria experts in 14 sub-Saharan African countries – ministers of health, members of parliament, senior civil servants working in health, heads of national malaria control programmes and representatives of academia and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on malaria.

Read Malaria Futures for Africa here

Compendium of WHO malaria guidance – prevention, diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and elimination

May 8, 2019 - 16:36 -- Malaria World

The Compendium of WHO malaria guidance provides, for the first time, a complete list of all formal WHO policy recommendations on malaria in a single resource. The document also serves as a catalogue of all WHO publications on malaria prevention, diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and elimination.

Read the The Compendium of WHO malaria guidance

World Malaria Day 2019: World leaders announce new initiatives to accelerate progress this World Malaria Day

April 25, 2019 - 16:41 -- Malaria World

Paris, 25 April 2019 – Today leaders from across the globe meet in Paris to renew commitments and announce new initiatives to accelerate the global movement to end malaria in our lifetime.

World Malaria Day 2019: Video message from the WHO Director-General

April 25, 2019 - 16:16 -- Malaria World

“For World Malaria Day, we’re joining countries and partners with a clear message: ‘Zero malaria starts with me,’” says the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in his World Malaria Day message. “We’re calling on political leaders, the private sector and affected communities to take action to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. We all have a role to play.” 

WHO: Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

April 24, 2019 - 10:25 -- Malaria World


 


 

Country first of three in Africa to roll out landmark vaccine

World Health Organization, Geneva - 23 April 2019
 

WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.

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