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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!

Vietnam To Tackle Ending Malaria with Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network

August 20, 2012 - 17:05 -- Nancy Fullman

In an important step toward achieving malaria elimination, Vietnam officially joins the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) today. APMEN brings together countries in the Asia Pacific that have adopted a national or sub-national goal for malaria elimination, and connects them with a broad range of regional and global malaria partners to develop best practices for eliminating malaria and to efficiently address region-specific challenges, like Plasmodium vivax.

Welcome to My Blog

August 6, 2012 - 15:11 -- Manas Sarkar
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Dear Collaborators / Colleagues / Friends & Follower

Myself Dr. Manas Sarkar, PhD from India. I've started this new blog in Malaria World. I'm a scientist & technologist trained in molecular & medical entomology, vector biology, ento-epidemiology, insecticide resistance & mode of action. I was the Dy. Asstt. Director of National Centre for Disease Control in India. Now, I took over the charge of General Manager (Technology) of EntoGenex Industries and also heading the operation in India.

My brief credentials are as follows:

Global Health Group researchers investigate how eliminating malaria may yield economic benefits

July 31, 2012 - 22:29 -- The Global Heal...

Researchers from The Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative published a study in Malaria Journal that tackles a challenging topic: the economic benefits of malaria elimination. Titled “The Economic Benefits of Malaria Elimination: Do They Include Increases in Tourism?”, the paper assesses trends for tourist arrivals and their relationship to malaria in Mauritius and Dominican Republic – two countries that have strong tourism industries yet very different malaria situations.

Hunger games

July 2, 2012 - 21:41 -- Ricardo Ataide
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The day had been a hard one. Starting at 6am, it had been filled with hours in front of the computer trying to finish a grant proposal, finishing the review of a paper and looking at dozens of images of placentas... I got home after an hour of public transport in Sao Paulo (why in the hell I still believe that I should not contribute to this city's smog levels is beyond me!!) and my wife was performing some weird australian version of Yoga/Pilates that I'm sure no Indian teacher has ever mastered before. The usual "how was your day" does not work for us.

The science of eradication 2

June 20, 2012 - 01:59 -- Ricardo Ataide

Day 3 of the course started on anti-malaria drugs. We discussed who should take them and some of their effects, what they should be used for ( treatment? Prevention?) and against what (just Pf? Pf and Pv? All parasites?). The most heated debates arose when the issue of resistance came about. Someone mentioned resistance to artemisinin and immediately some voices rose to say that that is still not a given. There are indeed reported cases of treatment that had to be extended but not of treatment failure as such, which means that, real resistance is still not fixed in the parasite population.

The science of eradication 1

June 17, 2012 - 12:49 -- Ricardo Ataide

I have just arrived (about 4 days ago) from a leadership course held at the Harvard Business School entitled Malaria: Science of Eradication. This course is a joint effort by Dr Dyann Wirth, Dr Pedro Alonso and Dr Marcel Tanner and is intended to be the first of many. The next course has already been allocated to Barcelona, home of Dr Pedro Alonso's ISGlobal. 

The key to successful malaria eradication in Palestine/Israel 90 years ago

June 1, 2012 - 15:25 -- Anton Alexander

The article or blog ‘How was malaria of 100 years ago eradicated in Palestine/Israel? And without vaccine?’ of 21st May 2012 seemed incomplete, and needed an additional essential point explained.

To study vs to destroy

June 1, 2012 - 15:09 -- Ricardo Ataide
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At the moment I'm waiting at Boston's International airport for a flight to Detroit to visit a friend, but in a couple of days I'll be back here to participate in a Malaria Eradication Course at Harvard's school of public health. I just browsed through the names and positions of the participants enrolled in the course and got a chill... Not many of us doing research will be there. 

A bug's life

May 25, 2012 - 19:53 -- Binny Mony

 

Gliding along, quite unseen,

So pleasant, life has never been,

I gobble up what you have in stock for me,

Though I’ve got zilch to offer thee!

 

When the stream begins to narrow down,

And your red has turned a lovely brown,

I try to stretch and give a gentle squeeze,

Your signature is wanted for open access petition to the White House

May 24, 2012 - 18:37 -- Tom Olijhoek

HELP TO MAKE OPEN ACCESS A WORLDWIDE  STANDARD FOR PUBLISHING SCIENCE

A very important point to make about this campaign is that THE PETITION CAN BE SIGNED BY ANYONE over 13 years in age with an email address, and from all parts of the world. So by signing this petition YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The more signatures there are , the louder the message will be and the more chance there will be for rapid change.

If you are willing to sign the petition please go to the website access2research and follow the directives. Alternatively you can go direct to the WEthePEOPLE website.

Please sign and tell your colleagues, family, friends that they can sign too.

Where the real battle is won

May 23, 2012 - 03:23 -- Ricardo Ataide

May 9th, 2012

I fly out from Sao Paulo, a true concrete jungle, for my very first trip to the Amazonian Rainforest. As I fly over it I see miles and miles and miles of untouched rainforest crossed by natural waterfilled highways, some black as the night others the color of clay. Suddenly, the Amazon River. A true inland sea slowly heading east. Even more suddenly, a city with highrises, traffic, smog... it's Manaus. I quickly leave Manaus and the infantile shock of having to conciliate my childish image of the Amazon and the reality of today's situation and head to the city of Cruzeiro do Sul, in the State of Acre.

How was malaria of 100 years ago eradicated in Palestine/Israel? And without vaccine?

May 21, 2012 - 09:55 -- Anton Alexander

How was malaria of 100 years ago eradicated in Palestine/Israel? And without vaccine?

The desperate state of the Holy Land 100 years ago may be appreciated upon reading the following:

"I have referred to the question of heat as one too often forgotten, but there are at the present time still great dangers in this semi-tropical region. Palestine suffers severely from that great scourge of the tropics - malaria .............

Malaria elimination country briefings published by the UCSF Global Health Group

May 15, 2012 - 23:55 -- The Global Heal...
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The Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) published 11 country briefings for the Asia Pacific which, for the first time, provide a comprehensive yet succinct overview of the history and current malaria situations in these countries.

How Not To Control Malaria

May 11, 2012 - 11:28 -- Patrick Sawa
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The cost of endemic malaria to Africa is overwhelming. Yet the effects of the disjointed, unfocused and mainly misdirected control efforts are visible and significant. We saw 216 Million case of malaria in 2011 and had 650000 deaths due to malaria in the same timeframe. When compared with almost 250 Million cases and 863000 deaths just a short three years earlier, the effect is clear. In spite of the plethora of effective tools available to us, the elimination of malaria will largely remain a pie in the sky.

How do these rare, rare mosquitoes survive? Notes from Pailin.

May 7, 2012 - 10:56 -- Derek Charlwood

Now as I see it a blog is sort of a diary.  So although I posted one the other day I would still like to share thoughts, bemusements, about the mosquitoes and malaria in Pailin, infamous for the fact that it was the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge (Pol Pot died from malaria here) and the place where resistance to artemisenine originated.  More recently it should be infamous for the rate and degree of deforestation.  This has, however, probably unwittingly been an extremely effective anti-vector measure.  The vector in this neck of the woods is the forest dwelling Anopheles dirus. 

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