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Malaria and the COVID-19 pandemic

May 7, 2020 - 03:39 -- Serge Christiaans

 

WHO is continuously monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Q&A will be updated as more is known about the novel coronavirus, how it spreads and how it is affecting malaria responses worldwide.

Read all questions and answers here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question...

Mass Intake of Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine in the Present Context of the COVID-19 Outbreak: Possible Consequences in Endemic Malaria Settings

April 13, 2020 - 08:55 -- Dieudonné MVUMBI

World is currently experiencing a new pandemic for which no curative treatment is available. At this time, coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 183 countries and has caused several deaths. Many reports presented chloroquine (CQ) and hydrochloroquine (HCQ), former drugs used against malaria, as the best current choice to fight this terrible disease.

Revolting: Artemisia plantations destroyed by police in Cameroon

November 24, 2019 - 19:46 -- Irene Teis

 

Since 15 years, the Université des Montagnes is at the forefront of research and clinical trials demonstrating the astonishing efficacy of Artemisia plants against malaria. The local population of Cameroon has become enthusiastic about this cheap and efficient weapon against the malaria scourge. Despite the billions invested in bednets and drugs by Bill Gates, Bigpharma, WHO and France the disease has seen a dramatic increase in Cameroon over the recent years. This was recognized by the French ambassador at a meeting at the Hilton-Yaoundé on April 17th 2019.

Installing window screens for at-need homes: Moving from the classroom to the office in efforts to eliminate malaria

June 4, 2019 - 01:01 -- Beverly Anaele

Oftentimes when referring to global health crises around the globe, the circulating mindset whether in media or conversation is that if burdened communities knew how to protect themselves better, they would not suffer as extensively as they do. My time in Kigali, Rwanda taught me differently.

Malaria Vaccine: Our Best Shot?

May 9, 2019 - 19:17 -- Beverly Anaele

By now, the world is gasping together at the roll-out of a vaccine to prevent malaria among children. The origin of this shock, however, is what varies. For some, the amazement comes from the prospect of a novel preventative tool that sounds like it will be a leading soldier in the fight against malaria. Still, others who know of its low protection rate (about 39%) gasp in shock that this tool is being used at all.

IRS quantification in field any easy method available??

March 28, 2019 - 03:41 -- Praveen K S

Dear Experts across the world, 

I looking out for a way to quantify the IRS in field itself without the filter papers being sent to the central laboratories for testing. Does anyone have got an idea how to do this? The information will be greatly useful for me to try it in India. 

Regards, 

Praveen

Let’s ‘cut to the chase’ on malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

February 2, 2019 - 13:24 -- Sean Hewitt

The Greater Mekong Sub-region has made remarkable progress towards eliminating malaria in recent years, but efforts are now faltering in some areas. The development of tools to control forest-based transmission is taking too long and efforts to control malaria amongst high-risk mobile people are failing. If countries are to meet their elimination targets and prevent the spread of multi-drug resistant falciparum malaria, urgent and radical changes will be required.

Mosquito experts or sorcerers: Bill Gates and Erik Orsenna

December 4, 2018 - 07:30 -- Irene Teis

Genetically engineered mosquitoes are due to be released in Burkina Faso, Mali and Uganda by the Target Malaria research consortium. Target Malaria is a consortium of research institutes that receives core funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Silicon Valley companies and the Pentagon. In Burkina researchers recently secured government approval to release up to 10,000 sterile male Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes.

Dynamic Landscape Of Indian Mosquito Repellent Market Outlook: Ken Research

October 3, 2018 - 08:35 -- Richa Sharma

The government of India is playing efficient role in developing the nation’s framework at any instance. Moreover, in the healthcare industry it makes so many innovations for minimizing the negative effective of disease. Furthermore, malaria is the main public health problem in the numerous states of India which majorly includes North East segment. The government of India is projecting so many programs and projects which are very much useful for the general public as in these programs government spread awareness related to the malaria and other related viruses.

TANZANIA

September 14, 2018 - 20:28 -- malcolm doherty

i have lived here in Tanzania for almost 18 years now. i was in Kenya prior to that working with pyrethrum as an effective repellent and killer.since coming to Tanzania i have tried and tested so many formulas on the market as well as created some of my own. at one stage i was working with the head of the Malaria campaign here Alex Mwita based at the world health organisation offices in Dar es Salaam. when i came here early 2000 i found breeding grounds were the biggest issue as everywhere there was standing water as well as rivers with steady corners allowing breeding.

Blame the Pathogen, Not the Needle

August 21, 2018 - 07:30 -- Beverly Anaele

Yesterday, August 20th, was World Mosquito Day, which may seemingly sound like a day to honor the mosquito. Yet, more often than not, the narrative that permeates posts and notifications for this awareness day details of how bothersome the mosquito is, how undesirable, and how evil. Communicators may knowingly or unknowingly paint a portrait of a mosquito who intentionally picks up pathogens involved with spreading malaria, Zika, West Nile, or another, then buzzes deviously around spreading them to any and all unsuspecting humans like pollinating honey bees.

Views and Impressions from the 1st World Malaria Congress - Part 1

July 11, 2018 - 06:15 -- Ricardo Ataide

As the first of its kind, the World Malaria Congress was a stunning success. The Congress organizing committee should be very proud. Grant you, it was not perfect, but first times seldom are. There was a certain rush in getting things done, an eagerness to bring to bed groups that should have had a coffee and a walk in the park beforehand in order to get to know each other's language and idiosyncrasies, likes and dislikes. But the reality of it is that things got done. People engaged with each other and held productive discussions on sensitive topics.

Open access Cochrane Reviews on malaria interventions

June 29, 2018 - 09:43 -- Dee Walshe

Hello,

The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) has published several systematic reviews of malaria interventions which may be of interest to Malaria World members. Each of the reviews are open access and are accessible via the Cochrane Library:

http://www.cochranelibrary.com/review-group/Infectious%20Diseases%20Group/

Best wishes,

Dee Walshe

Managing Editor, CIDG

Patterns of insecticide resistance in African mosquito malaria vectors

May 24, 2018 - 12:09 -- Penny Hancock

https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1801826115

In this study, we analysed observations of resistance levels in some of the most important malaria vector species sampled from 1183 locations spanning 38 African countries. If mosquitoes show cross-resistance to multiple insecticide types, then the number of insecticides that remain effective is limited. Therefore, our research looked for evidence of common patterns of resistance amongst the different types of insecticides that are most important in mosquito control programs.

T-REX of RBC Genetic Variants to Prevent or Ameliorate Cerebral Malaria

April 19, 2018 - 05:57 -- Philip JAJOSKY
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As of April 2018, there are 4 PubMed articles that propose the immediate evaluation of T-REX for the prevention of malaria deaths (under author name "JAJOSKY"). These proposals represent 4 (malaria-specific) cell-therapy variations of the special-donor concept highlighted by the successful (HIV-specific) cell-therapy administered to "the Berlin patient."

MIM2018: Become a member of the MIM society!

April 15, 2018 - 13:32 -- MIM 2018

Dear MIM Conference Attendees,

As your travel this weekend to Dakar, Senegal remember to come prepared to be a member of the MIM Society.  It is promising to be a wonderful opportunity for young and old seasoned and burgeoning researchers to take advantage of the benefits of membership.

MIM2018: MIM Shuttle Schedule

April 13, 2018 - 10:04 -- MIM 2018

Dear MIM participants,

For those who have sent their itineraries as requested, hostesses holding a MIM sign will meet you at the airport, assist you as needed and guide you towards the shuttle buses provided for the transfer from the airport to the hotel where you will stay.

We kindly request to those who have not yet sent their travel itinerary to do so as soon as possible.

Please find below the shuttle timetable:

MIM2018: Participant's itinerary

March 22, 2018 - 06:08 -- MIM 2018

We are a few days away from the 2018  MIM conference.

In order to facilitate your stay in Senegal and make your participation in the MIM a successful one, we kindly request you to send us your flight details as well as the name of the hotel you will be staying in.

Please make sure to always copy the following two email addresses in your reply to info@mim2018.com:

laissand@ecko.sn AND soule@ecko.sn

Upon arrival at the Blaise Diagne International Airport, transportation to your hotel will be available.

Throughout the conference, shuttle buses will be ready to take you from your hotel to the conference and vice versa.

Best regards,

MIM Organizing team

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