FIND Call For Innovation
Accelerating the development of next generation malaria rapid diagnostic tools
The objective of this call is to identify malaria innovations that have the potential to address the technical and operational limitations of current malaria RDTs. Application deadline November 22, 2019... Read more
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The Health for All Film Festival
WHO invites filmmakers to participate in our inaugural film festival
In May 2020, on the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly, WHO will host the first-ever Health for All Film Festival in Geneva. Whether you are an amateur filmmaker seeking to tell the story of change-makers in your community through the lens of your smartphone or you're working with a production company to promote dialogue around global health challenges and solutions, WHO wants to see your story... Read more
This weeks Malaria Minute Podcast
Female Mosquitoes That Have Mated More Likely to Transmit Malaria
Hormones received during mating boost the likelihood of malaria transmission and an ongoing autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells can ultimately anaemia. Listen to this Podcast
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Global malaria news
Scientists identify immune cells linked to malaria-induced anemia through autoantibody production
Science Daily, 12 November 2019
An autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells likely contributes to anemia -- a shortage of red blood cells -- in people with malaria... Read more
Mated female mosquitoes are more likely to transmit malaria parasites
Science Daily, 7 November 2019
Female mosquitoes that have mated are more likely to transmit malaria parasites than virgin females, according to a new study... Read more
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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.