San José / Geneva, 11 June 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973.
Executive Director of the Global Fund, we're excited to welcome Peter to Melbourne to speak at the 1st Malaria World Congress.
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UPDATE COMMENTARY: Acquisition of novel insights has been taking place (reflected especially in 2018 reports) in relation to where plasmodial parasites go in the mammalian body. This new understanding has led to the hypnozoite hypothesis of relapse in malaria becoming partly out of date insofar as it is now a theory that is (in the way it has been applied since 1980) too restrictive. To elucidate:
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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.
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.
Was P.G. Shute’s “X Body” the same plasmodial stage that is now called a “hypnozoite”? The short answer is “No”. The malariologist who has just put this question to me has suggested that the whole reply (see below) be made available in the MalariaWorld Newsletter, considering the current topicality of the enigmatic hypnozoite; particularly in regard to the concept of malaria eradication.
Ostracized for many years by Bigpharma-WHO-Gates, Artemisia and its incredible healing power now becomes a scoop.
See attachments : Le Monde, Jeune Afrique, Le Petit Journal, Sciences&Avenir
As shown by the record of historical events listed in Table 1 in a recent review of biological concepts in recurrent vivax malaria, the question of a hypnozoite-independent, non-circulating origin(s) of recurrences was first raised approximately 7 years ago. (Link to the paper and Table 1 [click here]). More specifically, parasites in bone marrow as a possible contributing source are discussed in this 2018 article, the matter having initially been debated in a 2017 publication cited therein.
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Dr. Kenneth Staley has just been appointed as the new head of the US Presidential Malaria Initiative, succeeding Tim Ziemer who led the PMI for so many years. This is probably the most important position in global malaria control, and we wish Dr. Staley all the best.
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.
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.
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.
April 20th - Plenary session 6
The plenary speakers were introduced by Professor Oumar Gaye from the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal, and President of the MIM Organising Committee.
Presentation: When will we have a Licenced malaria vaccine?
April 19th - Plenary session 5
The plenary session was chaired by Prof. Ogabara Doumbo of MRTC, Mali who introduced the speakers.
April 18th - Plenary session 4
Presentation: Insecticide resistance in African malaria vectors: how worried should we be?
April 17th - Plenary session 3
April 16th - Plenary session 2
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.
Dakar II, Two Decades of Progress, Challenges and Perspectives in Ending Malaria
MESA Correspondents bring you the cutting edge coverage from the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference.