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Podcast: The Forgotten Insecticide Developed by the German Military

October 25, 2019 - 14:41 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 25 October 2019

Scientists at New York University investigate a forgotten insecticide developed by the German military and researchers unearth why severe malaria is often accompanied by tissue damage and organ failure. Listen to this Pocast

Improving institutional ecosystems for young researchers in Africa

October 24, 2019 - 08:51 -- Fredros Okumu

IN 30 SECONDS: This is a practical guide to how research directors and administrators can improve institutional ecosystems for the benefit of the next generation of scientists in Africa. It includes some of the key lessons I have gained in recent years about challenges facing early-career researchers, and certain essential practices that our institutions can prioritize to help them succeed. A careful mix of these and other practices could help our young people to bloom bright, while staying true to improving people’s health and well-being.
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This article was initially published online by Scientific African. See link here.

Podcast: Deforestation Causes Increase in Malaria Transmission

October 18, 2019 - 18:08 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 18 October 2019

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest causes malaria transmission to increase and the analysis of a 50,000-year-old gene sequence explains how P. falciparum malaria parasites are able to infect humans. Listen to this Podcast

BASF, MedAccess and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborate to bring innovative mosquito nets to malaria-endemic countries

October 15, 2019 - 15:44 -- Malaria World

Joint News Release

BASF, MedAccess and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborate to bring innovative mosquito nets to malaria-endemic countries

  • Agreement accelerates availability of latest mosquito net technology for communities with greatest needs
  • Facilitates supply of 35 million Interceptor® G2 mosquito nets over the next four years
  • Enables more cost-effective production and lower prices

Podcast: Unlocking the Genetic Secrets of the Malaria Parasite

October 12, 2019 - 18:08 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 11 October 2019

The Crick develop new method of controlling malaria parasite genes, researchers discover a novel compound that inhibits key parasitic enzymes and The Global Fund is replenished in France. Listen to this Podcast

New from MESA: Volunteer as a MESA Correspondent to report from the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame"

October 9, 2019 - 17:28 -- MESA Alliance

The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking four volunteer MESA Correspondents to report from the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame" in  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 30—November 2, 2019.

Podcast: Rapid Return of Mosquitoes to Sahel Region Due to High-Altitude Migration

October 5, 2019 - 18:08 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 4 October 2019

The rapid return of mosquitoes to the Sahel region of Africa is due to mosquito migration on high-altitude winds and a saliva-based malaria diagnostic tool has been awarded a £1 million grant. Listen to this Podcast

Accumulation of the Uncommon: OX513A Releases and Genome Introgression

September 30, 2019 - 08:00 -- Mark Benedict

A paper that appeared in Scientific Reports by Evans et al. (1)asked whether changes in the genotypes of target mosquito populations would occur due to introgression of released transgenic mosquito genomes. The paper in fact describes the introgression of released mosquito strain genome into wild populations of Aedes aegypti after releases of the OX513A strain developed by Oxitec and the paper has generated a lot of controversy. Is this a surprising finding or an entirely predictable outcome? Is it cause for alarm?

Abstract book of the 6th PAMCA Annual Conference & Exhibition available

September 24, 2019 - 08:24 -- Malaria World

The abstract book of the 6th PAMCA conference, that took place from 23-26 September 2019 in Yaoundé, Cameroon is now available.

Please see attached for the pdf of the abstract book or download the abstract book from the PAMCA website.

Podcast: Scientists in Burkina Faso Release Genetically Sterilised Mosquitoes

September 20, 2019 - 11:52 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 20 September 2019

Scientists release genetically sterilised mosquitoes in Burkina Faso and the challenges of evaluating the efficacy of new drugs in malaria-endemic countries. Listen to this Podcast

MalariaWorld and MESA join hands to report from the 6th Annual PAMCA conference

September 19, 2019 - 12:29 -- Malaria World

The upcoming conference of the Pan Africa Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) will take place from 23-25 September, 2019 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Like we did during the last MIM conference, MalariaWorld and the MESA Correspondent Program will work together to provide you with an impression of the PAMCA conference presentations.

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: Eradicating Malaria by 2050 ‘Bold but Attainable’

September 13, 2019 - 14:13 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 13 September 2019

Eradicating malaria by 2050 is a ‘bold but attainable goal’ according to The Lancet and ivermectin proves successful in reducing malaria transmission and killing P. falciparum parasites. Listen to this Podcast

Podcast: Biomarker Predicts Susceptibility to Malaria Fever

September 10, 2019 - 09:33 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 6 September 2019

Scientists learn that a child’s immunological signature can predict whether they will develop malaria fever and the Wellcome Sanger Institute launch their Malaria Cell Atlas. Listen to this Podcast

Podcast: Malaria Will Not Be Eradicated in the Foreseeable Future

September 4, 2019 - 08:52 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 30 August 2019

WHO announce that malaria will not be eradicated in the foreseeable future and a new study reveals drug-resistant P. falciparum parasites in every region of Africa. Listen to this Podcast

Podcast: British Doctor Celebrated on World Mosquito Day

September 4, 2019 - 08:48 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 23 August 2019

World Mosquito Day celebrations take place, researchers culture malaria parasites similar to P. vivax in vitro and entomologists gather in London for the Ento ’19 scientific meeting. Listen to this Podcast

We are far from a malaria-free world: Q&A about malaria eradication with Pedro Alonso

August 28, 2019 - 15:18 -- Malaria World

Interview with Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme, following the publication of the report "Malaria eradication: benefits, future scenarios and feasibility" by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication. This report concludes that with our current tools, we are far from a malaria-free world.

Size matters: Do ‘large cages’ for mosquito trials have any objectively meaningful dimensions?

August 26, 2019 - 14:25 -- Mark Benedict

Teams testing mosquitoes that are being considered for field release, their advisors, policy makers and donors often talk about ‘large cage trials’, but how large must a cage be for mosquito trials to qualify for that title? Is the proper metric its volume or stimulation of behavioral characteristics for a cage that provides the data we need? Perhaps the real value of large cage testing is neither of these but its independence.

Report: Malaria eradication: benefits, future scenarios and feasibility. Executive summary of the report of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication

August 23, 2019 - 14:24 -- Malaria World

23 August 2019 | Report


After its 3-year study of trends and future projections for the factors and determinants that underpin malaria, the Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme) reaffirms that eradication is a goal worth pursuing, likely to save millions of lives and billions of dollars. However, with our current tools, we are far from a malaria-free world.

Why malaria mosquitoes are still dancing in our bedrooms

August 19, 2019 - 22:10 -- Fredros Okumu

IN 30 SECONDS: Today, most malaria mosquitoes in Tanzania are resistant to multiple insecticides, and Anopheles funestus is the hardiest of them all. They are regularly observed surviving up to 10 times higher insecticide doses than other malaria vectors. Unfortunately, there are currently no more than three insecticides registered in Tanzania that can effectively kill the mosquitoes. And if we do not deploy these available chemicals cleverly, we will lose this battle too. So, what then must we do? Well, in addition to current practices such as ITNs and house-spraying, we must begin a more sustainable program for improved housing and environmental management so that we may make our communities everlastingly free of the dangerous Anopheles. We must also continue strengthening our health systems to identify and treat new malaria cases. And we must expand access to health education in schools and households. Without these improvements, the deadly predators will most certainly continue dancing in our bedrooms.

Volunteer as a MESA Correspondent to report from PAMCA

August 14, 2019 - 21:06 -- MESA Alliance

The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking three volunteer MESA Correspondents to report from the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) annual conference in Yaounde, Cameroon, 23-25 September 2019.

Podcast: Studying the Genes That Cause Insecticide Resistance

August 7, 2019 - 14:42 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 2 August 2019

Researchers investigate the genes that cause insecticide resistance among malaria-carrying mosquitoes, The Global Fund launch their ‘Step Up The Fight’ awareness campaign and Alok Sharma is named as UK Secretary of State for International Development. Listen to this Podcast

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