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January 20, 2017 - 13:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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Personal story: Nigerian PhD student Soniran's visit to Cornell University, USA
The Nigerian PhD student, Soniran Temidayo visited Cornell University in the USA to study malaria drug resistance. Members of MalariaWorld donated money to make this possible. Read Soniran's personal story here.

Event: BioMalPar XIII: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite
The 13th BioMalPar conference will take place 29-31 May 2017 at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. This will be an opportunity to share ideas and develop new worldwide collaborations, as well serve as a training opportunity for the next generation of malaria researchers and scientists from malaria endemic countries. Read more about the 13th BioMalPar conference Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite here.

Job: Postdoctoral Fellow malaria vaccine candidates
There is now an opening for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship position working in the Rayner lab at the The Sanger Institute Malaria Programme (UK) to prioritise vaccine targets operating during Plasmodium erythrocyte invasion. Closing date for applications: 9th February 2017. Read more about the vacancy for Postdoctoral Fellow malaria vaccine candidates here.

Event Update: 6th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research
The announcement/poster of this event has been updates with additional speakers. Find the updated information about the 6th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research 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. 

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.

Medigo Infographic - Mortality and causes of death: 2015 and 2030

September 30, 2016 - 09:02 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

This infographic displays data from the World Health Organization’s “Projections of mortality and causes of death, 2015 and 2030”. The report details all deaths in 2015 by cause and makes predictions for 2030, giving an impression of how global health will develop over the next 14 years. Also featured is data from showing how life expectancy will change between now and 2030.
All percentages shown have been calculated relative to projected changes in population growth.



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