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April 21, 2017 - 13:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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This week there is a new interesting vacancy for a Postocteral fellow on malaria sporozoite-host interactions at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. This position is initially for 3 years. The closing date for applications is 25th April 2017. Read more about this malaria vacancy here.
 

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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. 
 

Prevent malaria - save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

April 25, 2017 - 11:18 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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.

Global health experts define malaria work packages

March 3, 2017 - 13:54 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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.

Personal story: Nigerian PhD student Soniran's visit to Cornell University, USA

January 20, 2017 - 11:13 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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!

World Malaria Report 2016

December 16, 2016 - 14:30 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

The "World Malaria Report 2016" 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.

This year's report tracks progress towards the 2020 malaria goals of the "Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030". It offers an in-depth analysis of trends in malaria control and elimination at global, regional and country levels. 

The world's first malaria vaccine set to roll out in 2018

November 25, 2016 - 11:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

The World Health Organization confirmed on 17 November that the world’s first malaria vaccine will be rolled out in pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccinations will start in 2018.

The vaccine, known as RTS,S, acts against P. falciparum, the most deadly malaria parasite globally, and the most prevalent in Africa. Advanced clinical trials have shown RTS,S to provide partial protection against malaria in young children.

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