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Last week at MalariaWorld: MIM2018 update

March 23, 2018 - 13:01 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Opportunity for MIM 2018 side-event organizers

Special offer! Announce your event on MalariaWorld to inform the MIM conference visitors. We will offer this service at a special MIM conference discounted rate. Read more

Event update: MIM2018

  • AKROS is offering free mSpray Training with DHIS2 integration at the MIM 2018 conference on 15 April: 9am - 3pm. Read more
  • Participant's itinerary: In order to facilitate your stay in Senegal and make your participation in the MIM a successful one, kindly forward your flight & hotel details to MIM. Read more
  • Youssou Ndour at MIM 2018 gala dinner. World-renowned artist and long-time malaria champion, Youssou Ndour, will perform at the MIM gala dinner on Wednesday April 18, 2018 as of 7:00 pm. Book your ticket in time! Read more
  • Reminder: Book your hotel for the MIM conference with discount. Read more
  • Reminder: Book your flight to Dakar to attend the MIM conference with discount (Brussels Airlines and Kenya Airlines). Read more
  • Stephen Hoffman, Chief Executive and Scientific Officer at Sanaria, is one of the Keynote Speakers at MIM 2018. Read more
  • Brian Greenwood, LSHTM, is one of the Keynote Speakers at MIM 2018. Read more
  • Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford, is one of the Keynote Speakers at MIM 2018. Read more
  • Christopher Plowe, Director, Duke Global Health Institute, is one of the Keynote Speakers at MIM 2018. Read more

Job opportunity

Research Associate molecular ecology and entomology of Anopheles funestus at Keele University. Closing date for applications is 25 April 2018. Read more

Job reminders

  • Abt Associates: Chief of Party / Entomologist - VectorLink, Cambodia. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2018. Read more
  • Keele University: Technician Malaria Vector Control. Deadline for applications is 1 April 2018. Read more
  • Keele University: Research Associate Malaria Vector Control (fixed term for 22 months). Deadline for applications is 1 April 2018.  Read more
  • Keele University: Research Associate Malaria Vector Control (fixed term for 36 months). Deadline for applications is 1 April 2018.  Read more

Looking for a malaria job opportunity? There are several vacancies still open. Read more

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Press release: Researchers receive $10.2 million to study new malaria-prevention method

December 11, 2015 - 06:43 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In collaboration with partners in Europe and Africa, researchers at Penn State have received a five-year, $10.2-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate a new method for preventing the transmission of malaria. The method involves limiting mosquito access to houses by blocking openings and installing "eave tubes" that contain a unique type of insecticide-laced mosquito netting developed by Dutch partner In2Care that kills the insects as they attempt to enter. 

How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria

March 13, 2018 - 17:25 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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.

Building out vector-borne diseases in Africa – launch of new research network and funding call!

September 8, 2017 - 07:44 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Durham University and University College London are pleased to announce the establishment of a new multi-disciplinary research network called the BOVA (Building out vector-borne diseases in sub-Saharan Africa) Network. 

Video from #Malaria Consortium Fighting Malaria in the Sahel

August 11, 2017 - 16:11 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

For the 25 million children who live across the Sahel, where there is a seasonal surge in malaria incidence, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool in the fight against malaria. Approximately 12 million children were protected through SMC programmes in 2016, with over 6.4 million children covered through the ACCESS-SMC project, funded by UNITAID and led by Malaria Consortium in partnership with Catholic Relief Services. 

Special message for medical entomologists in Africa | Message spécial pour les entomologistes médicaux en Afrique

August 11, 2017 - 09:31 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

We are excited to start a survey for the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. PAMCA is currently establishing a database of all institutions and individual scientists operating in the field of medical entomology, in particular mosquito borne diseases, across Africa.


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