New MalariaWorld Poll
Should we put a deadline for when the world will be free of malaria?
What do you think about the current malaria eradication discussion. Should we put a deadline for when the world will be free of malaria? Yes - it will sustain momentum (Lancet commission report) or No - setting a target date is premature (SAG/WHO report). Let us know!
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MalariaWorld and MESA will report from the 6th Annual PAMCA conference
Meet the MESA Correspondents
The upcoming conference of the Pan Africa Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) will take place from 23-25 September, 2019 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. MalariaWorld, MESA and PAMCA will work together to provide you with an impression of the PAMCA conference presentations. The MESA Correspondents that will cover the 6th Annual PAMCA Conference are Joanna, Nathalie, Teresia and Trizah (from left to right). Read more
Keystone Symposia: ePanel and live Q&A - Accelerate to Equal: Engaging Women in Vector Control
Date: October 1, 2019 | Time: 13:00 UTC (GMT) | 7AM MDT (USA) | 16:00 EAT (Kenya) | 20:00 WIB (Indonesia)
Global Excellence Research Symposium II “New Wine in old Bottles and Old Wine in new Bottles” - Past, present and future use of antimalarial and other drugs in the control of malaria: applications and dilemmas
Time: 16 October, 13:00 - 18 October, 12:00 ; Place: Holst Auditorium, Panum Institute, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen; Organizer: CMP, KU.
Participation in this symposium is free, but you will be expected to pay for and arrange your own accommodation. There is a limited capacity; first come, first served! Read more
This weeks Malaria Minute Podcast
Scientists in Burkina Faso Release Genetically Sterilised Mosquitoes
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
Global Malaria News
Dams increase the risk of malaria. Here’s why
The Conversation, 17 September 2019
More rigorous impact prediction assessments must be done at the planning stages to determine the likely malaria impacts when considering new dams. Greater consideration must be given to the slopes of reservoir shores and the implications for malaria. Read more
Malaria vaccine launched in Kenya: Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to roll out landmark vaccine in pilot introduction
WHO, 13 September 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. Read more
Genetically engineered mosquitoes out of control
GMWatch, 11 September 2019
According to a new scientific publication, genetically engineered mosquitoes produced by the biotech company Oxitec (Intrexon) have escaped human control after trials in Brazil. Read more
Enjoy this week's MalariaWorld - the MW team
Malaria is on the rise in more than 13 countries. And that is very scary!
This year's report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 highlight that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this period. There were an estimated 219 million cases and 435 000 related deaths in 2017.
The World malaria report 2018 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organizations.
The most promising or the most frightening experiment in the fight against malaria: should or shouldn’t we use genetically modified mosquitoes to combat malaria?
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.
Stephen L. Hoffman
Keynote speaker MIM 2018
8 March 2018, Carl Zimmer (New York Times)
The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its advantage: a shield against rampant malaria.
Thousands of years ago, a special child was born in the Sahara. At the time, this was not a desert; it was a green belt of savannas, woodlands, lakes and rivers. Bands of hunter-gatherers thrived there, catching fish and spearing hippos.