The Nigeria Prize for Science: Innovations in Malaria Control
The theme for the 2017 Nigeria Prize for Science is Innovations in Malaria Control. This competition is organized by Nigeria LNG Limited and is in line with its vision of helping to build a better Nigeria. Read the announcement here.
Antimalarial candidate holds promise as a single dose
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. Read the SciDev.Net article "Antimalarial candidate holds promise as a single dose" here and the article "Antimalarial efficacy of MMV390048, an inhibitor of Plasmodium phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase" here.
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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)
28 February 2017, WHO
Members of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) on malaria eradication recently convened in Geneva to review and define a set of work streams for the next 2-year period. The proposed scope of work is cross-cutting and spans a breadth of domains: biological, technical, financial, socio-economic, political and environmental.
Soniran Temidayo is a Nigerian PhD student. He travelled to Cornell University in the USA to study malaria drug resistance. Members of MalariaWorld donated money to make this life-changing experience possible for Soniran. A big thank you to you all to make this happen!