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Has malaria eradication taken place in ANY country through an outside agency?

June 12, 2013 - 07:38 -- Anton Alexander

To all MalariaWorld readers, does anyone know of ANY country that has been certified malaria-free by WHO and where the eradication campaign has been managed or controlled by an outside agency. If yes, please state the country when replying.

It would help a great deal if MalariaWorld readers would reply or comment so that I would know this blog has at least been read or considered. Please don't remain silent. Silence can lead to the equivalent of misinformation in this case.

Either a 'No' or a 'Yes + country' will suffice.

Thank you.

Anton Alexander

Who was directing the eradication campaigns in those countries certified by WHO as malaria-free?

June 8, 2013 - 07:10 -- Anton Alexander

I wish to consider the situations prevailing in those countries where within the last 90 years, malaria had previously been endemic but which countries have since been certified by WHO as malaria-free. In particular, I wish to examine generally whether or not the methods of eradication were initiated/directed/managed/controlled on a daily basis by persons of that country OR by persons from outside agencies.

Mosquitonets

June 2, 2013 - 17:09 -- Cris van Beek

Hello,

Who can tell me where I can find good LLIM mosquitonets for a good price.
We need about 2500 nets for 19 villages in Malawi.

If I do nou buy in Malawi, do we have to pay a certain tax and VAT importing in Malawi?
Thank you for your help.
Cris van Beek
Ritas kleine Schritte in Malawi (small steps)

Call for preliminary scientific data for “high risk” project proposals?

May 3, 2013 - 09:30 -- Sombroek HLI

Why not let MalariaWorld play a vital role in supporting ground breaking studies that often lack the preliminary ecological field data, required by traditional funders?
We, as dedicated scientists, can assemble a global bank of preliminary scientific field data for “high risk” project proposals to open new directions within malaria research. In doing so, young scientists are able to test creative ideas ahead of time and more experienced scientists are able to explore unexpected and promising observations or discoveries.

World Malaria Day

April 25, 2013 - 07:08 -- Andre Laas

Today, 25 April marks World Malaria Day.

It is a day to reflect back on the progress that has been made in combating malaria around the globe and to contemplate future directions for research and control efforts to curb the impact and spread of this fully preventable and treatable disease that affects millions of lives on a daily basis. Let’s spare a thought for the countless lives that have been lost to this disease, and for the millions of people whose lives are affected at this very moment. May 2013 see more victories than defeats in the global fight against Malaria!

New on MalariaWorld: Active member counter

April 3, 2013 - 17:56 -- Serge Christiaans
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A member counter has been placed on MalariaWorld, showing the number of active members who actually log-in to our platform. This is a dynamic counter, which means that every new account will add up immediately. The counter shows on the front page just below the large banners (see screenshot below). On other pages you'll find it just below the blue main menu bar.

If you have any suggestions or  comments please don't hesitate to contact the MalariaWorld Team.
Hope you enjoy it

APMEN V Annual Meeting: Advancing the Agenda for Malaria Elimination in the Asia Pacific

March 20, 2013 - 21:09 -- Kelly Sanders

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) met for its fifth annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia from March 4 to 7, 2013.

Another interesting case

February 6, 2013 - 12:46 -- Ricardo Ataide

Pregnant woman arrives at the Maternity. She is worried because she had to leave her kids at home and the River Jurua is about to flood the area, so coming to the Maternity (which involves getting a boat lift from a neighbour and then walking 1.5 km)is a great deal. She is 31 weeks into her pregnancy. Two weeks ago she had a malaria episode, Pf, and was given Quinine and Clindamycin. Now she has diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, 9 g/dL of hemoglobin, 29% hematocrit.

Vaincre le paludisme

January 21, 2013 - 18:12 -- Fontenille Didier

 

Dear all,
 
The IRD (French Institut de recherche pour le développement) has posted useful information on malaria, particularly for non malariologists and students. It is in French yet, but easily translatable or understandable.
 
 
Best,
 
Didier Fontenille

Scientific research and local health services

January 18, 2013 - 04:41 -- Ricardo Ataide

In malaria endemic areas, researchers and basic health workers need to and often do find ways to join forces and complement each others work. Nevertheless, the prevalent idea among a few who are higher up in the health services is that researchers, like myself, are only there for the "kill". Some of the complaints are that we have a limited time-span in the area, we take joy in seeing a patient who provides us with some parasites and we ultimately take without giving in return. I think that these are usually the things we hear most (and mostly through the grapevine...).

Malaria eradication

January 2, 2013 - 09:57 -- Abeba Reda

I am from Ethiopia, have got BSC in medical Laboratory technology and MSc in tropical infectious disease. I am working as ass. researcher in malaria and other vector born research team, Infectious and non infectious department in Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI). I am very happy to share experience. Hope I will get more knowledge from you.
Best regards
Abeba Gebretsadik Reda
Malaria and other vector born research team
Infectious and non infectious disease department
Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute

M&E of Malaria Programs E-learning Course Launched

December 13, 2012 - 19:10 -- Gretchen Bitar


MEASURE Evaluation, a USAID-funded project, is excited to announce the launch of the M&E of Malaria Programs e-course.

M&E of Malaria Programs provides an overview of fundamental concepts of monitoring and evaluation as they specifically relate to malaria prevention and control programs. It provides an overview of:

'The Epidemiology and Control of malaria in Palestine' by I Kligler1930

November 30, 2012 - 09:00 -- Anton Alexander

It may be of interest to readers of MalariaWorld that the long-forgotten, overlooked, but still relevant book by Dr I Kligler, published in 1930, entitled 'The Epidemiology and Control of malaria in Palestine' is now available without charge to be read in its entirety at www.kligler1930.com . Kligler was the architect in Palestine of probably the first successful national malaria-eradication campaign in the world, the campaign was begun in 1922 and it was conducted without vaccines and without reliance on mosquito bednets. The website includes the review in 1930 by Science Magazine.

Mosquito nets used for keeping trapped falcons fresh

November 14, 2012 - 08:55 -- Henk Bouwman

It is known that mosquito nets are used to trap fish.

Recently however, shocking news from India sowed that Amur Falcons are trapped by the thousands for human consumption.

http://www.conservationindia.org/campaigns/amur-massacre

120 000 to 140 000 falcons are estimated to be trapped and killed per season.

To keep the falcons fresh, they are kept under mosquito netting, or what the reporters called mosquito netting. Pictures on the website shows what looks like netting used as cages. It is not reported how many nets are used for this purpose.

mosquito tweets

November 6, 2012 - 13:03 -- Patrick Sampao

There have been quite a number of mosquito tweets on my timeline lately. I ve seen "I had this good dream" this silly mosquito woke me up. "I smeared a mosquito on the wall, feels quite nice actually" If you think you are too small to make an impact try sleeping in the same room with a mosquito.

At this rate mosquitobite hashtag will soon trend. Or maybe its because its raining in Kenya and breeding sites are quite many.

Malaria Elimination Country Case Study 4: Preventing reintroduction in Mauritius

October 11, 2012 - 20:43 -- The Global Heal...

Many countries are nearing — or have already achieved — malaria elimination, as documented by a new series of case studies by The Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco and the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Malaria Programme. Having worked in collaboration with ministries of health in affected countries, the two organizations highlight new evidence about what works — and what does not — for reaching and sustaining zero malaria transmission.

Malaria Elimination Country Case Study 3: Progress towards elimination in Sri Lanka

October 11, 2012 - 20:39 -- The Global Heal...

Many countries are nearing — or have already achieved — malaria elimination, as documented by a new series of case studies by The Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco and the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Malaria Programme. Having worked in collaboration with ministries of health in affected countries, the two organizations highlight new evidence about what works — and what does not — for reaching and sustaining zero malaria transmission.

Malaria Elimination Country Case Study 2: Moving towards sustainable elimination in Cape Verde

October 11, 2012 - 19:43 -- The Global Heal...

Many countries are nearing — or have already achieved — malaria elimination, as documented by a new series of case studies by The Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco and the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Malaria Programme. Having worked in collaboration with ministries of health in affected countries, the two organizations highlight new evidence about what works — and what does not — for reaching and sustaining zero malaria transmission.

Malaria Elimination Country Case Study 1: Achieving elimination in Turkmenistan

October 11, 2012 - 19:41 -- The Global Heal...

Many countries are nearing — or have already achieved — malaria elimination, as documented by a new series of case studies by The Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco and the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Malaria Programme. Having worked in collaboration with ministries of health in affected countries, the two organizations highlight new evidence about what works — and what does not — for reaching and sustaining zero malaria transmission.

Global Health Group, World Health Organization Launch Country Case Studies on Malaria Elimination

October 11, 2012 - 19:31 -- The Global Heal...

Many countries are nearing — or have already achieved — malaria elimination, as documented by a new series of case studies by The Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco and the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Malaria Programme. Having worked in collaboration with ministries of health in affected countries, the two organizations highlight new evidence about what works — and what does not — for reaching and sustaining zero malaria transmission.

Enthusiasm alone was insufficient to defeat malaria in Palestine 100 years ago. It required organisation and firm direction.

October 10, 2012 - 11:12 -- Anton Alexander

On 18th September 2009, Bart Knols submitted an article ‘Eradication, elimination, and control: Knowing the past of malaria.’  He wrote that malaria elimination requires a change of approach and a different way of thinking. Community ‘soft’ approaches will give you control, not elimination, and he pointed at historical successes in eliminating malaria which were based on rigorous military-style organised campaigns.

An eagle watch - Tropical and Non communicable diseases

September 24, 2012 - 13:31 -- Ruth Ayanful-Torgby

Research in sub-Sahara should be re-focus on NCDs along side with tropical infectious diseases like malaria. Collaborations are needed in these areas to plan for the future. Lets researchers join forces to create a team to health task force for this region.

Donor Fatigue (and being out of touch). Do they really know about malaria? Is malaria unimportant?

September 9, 2012 - 06:34 -- Anton Alexander

Insofar as funding for malaria research and elimination is dependent upon the support and enthusiasm for it in Europe and North America, to what extent are the malaria professional communities in Europe /North America a little out of touch with what the general populations of Europe/North America actually know or think about the disease?

Name of the parasite!

August 31, 2012 - 12:05 -- Clive Shiff

I have noticed several papers that make the name Plasmodium into an adjective plasmodial, they even capitalise the word to try and make the adjectiveback into a noun!
The medics have done this for uears, but it is INCORRECT we cannot make a name into an adjective. Imagine saying Cliveal to describe my hat!
Please all that referee papers be alert for this misnomer. If someone uses plasmodial in a paper, suggest the author take a simple grammer lesson and do not accept the slur on Shakespear's, (and my) language!

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