Drones against malaria
'Anti-malaria Drones' has planned to start a malaria control pilot project using a drone that sprays an environmentally sound biological control agent over rice fields in Western Kenya. 'Anti-malaria Drones' has now started a crowdfunding campaign to generate € 18.000 for this pilot. You can help to make this happen. Please visit www.antimalariadrones.com to read more and make your donation.
Will the Gambia be the first sub-Saharan country to eliminate malaria?
Malara prevalence dropped from 4.0% in 2011 to 0.2% reports the BBC. “We are proud that The Gambia has made major strides in its fight against malaria,” said Ms Saffie Lowe Ceesay, the Gambia’s health minister. “With the ongoing support of the international community, elimination of the disease is now within sight – a first for a sub-Saharan African country.” (The Point, 6 July 2017).
- Read: Malaria rates plunge in The Gambia. BBC, 13 July 2017
- Read: 'Gambia Poised to Become 4th Country to Eliminate Malaria'. The Daily Observer, 13 July 2017
- Read: 'Gambia nears malaria elimination'. The Point, 6 July 2017
What do you think, will the Gambia manage to achieve this success in the very nearby future? Share your opinion with us!
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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.
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.
24 APRIL 2017 | GENEVA, NAIROBI - At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.
In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets have had the greatest impact, accounting for an estimated 69% of cases prevented through control tools.
World Malaria Day 2017 Statement from Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu Chief Executive Officer, Roll Back Malaria Partnership
We can be the generation to end malaria for good
April 25, 2017 – (Geneva, Switzerland)