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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Dr Alan Magill

August 23, 2013 - 13:20 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dr Alan Magill MD is the Director, Malaria, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, USA. Dr. Magill is ABIM board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He has dual academic appointments as Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.

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MIM2013 - Pre-conference Workshop: Woman and Science Breakfast Seminar

August 23, 2013 - 09:42 -- MalariaWorld Events

EVIMalaR Workshop: Woman and Science Breakfast Seminar
Location: Hilton Hotel, Durban, 7am - 8am  in the Polo Club Room
Date: 9th October, 2013

EVIMalaR is proud to present the "Woman and Science Breakfast Seminar" - which will be held in association with the 6th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Pan African Conference.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Dr Robert D Newman

August 23, 2013 - 09:19 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dr Robert D. Newman is a pediatrician and Director of the Global Malaria Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.  As Country Coordinator of Health Alliance International in Mozambique in the late 1990s, he was astounded at the human toll of malaria in Africa.  He has dedicated the last 15 years to combating the disease, first at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and since 2009, at WHO.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

August 21, 2013 - 19:59 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré brings to the RBM Partnership a wealth of expertise in maternal and child health, malaria control and health systems strengthening, as well as significant leadership experience in facilitating global, regional and country-level partnerships.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Dr Abdisalan Mohamed Noor

August 14, 2013 - 11:42 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dr Abdisalan Mohamed Noor (PhD) is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KEMRI-WTRP) in Nairobi.  His areas of research include access to health care, mapping of malaria transmission, populations at risk and the coverage and impact of malaria control interventions in Africa.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Prof Alister Craig

August 14, 2013 - 10:22 -- MalariaWorld Events

Alister Craig graduated in Genetics from Edinburgh University in 1981 and obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology from Leicester University in 1984.  He spent the next two years as an EMBO Fellow at EMBL in Heidelberg followed by two years as an ICRF Fellow in London working on developing techniques for genome analysis.

He subsequently worked for ten years at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford on malaria before joining the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1999. In 2011 he was one of the first recipients of the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator awards.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Prof Hilary Ranson

August 14, 2013 - 09:36 -- MalariaWorld Events

Professor Hilary Ranson is Head of the Department of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, one of the largest departments of its kind, with research strengths in malaria, neglected tropical diseases and monitoring and evaluation.  Professor Ranson’s own research focuses on the control of mosquito borne disease and, in particular, the use of insecticides in vector control.  She is internationally renowned for her work on insecticide resistance and has contributed her technical expertise to a range of WHO scientific advisory boards and is a technical advisor to the Innovative Vector Control Consortium.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Prof Kelly Chibale

August 8, 2013 - 11:52 -- MalariaWorld Events

Prof Kelly Chibale joined the University of Cape Town (UCT) as a lecturer in 1996 and became a full Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2007. A year later he was warded a Tier 1 South Africa Research Chair in Drug Discovery under the South Africa Research Chairs Initiative. In 2009, Prof Chibale founded the South African Medical Research Council's Drug Discovery and Development Research Unit at UCT and was elected a Life Fellow of UCT and a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa.

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