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Malaria Elimination in Zanzibar: A Feasibility Assessment

June 23, 2010 - 17:30 -- The Global Heal...

Due to the recent success that Zanzibar has achieved in reducing its malaria burden, the Zanzibar Malaria Control Program (ZMCP) is facing an important decision of whether to continue sustaining malaria control or to seek malaria elimination. To reach their decision, the ZMCP conducted an assessment to gauge the feasibility of reaching and sustaining malaria elimination from the operational, technical and financial perspectives.

Curriculum vitae

June 23, 2010 - 12:22 -- Mohammed Sallam
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·Demonstrator in the department of Entomology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, 2002- present.
 
·Junior researcher in research and training center, WHO collaborating center, Faculty of Science building, Ain Shams University, 2002- 2007.
 
·M.Sc. on vector control of filarial vector Culex pipiens L. 2008.
 
·Assoc. Lecturer at Faculty of science, Ain Shams University, Abbaisa, Cairo, Egypt 2008 - Now
 
·PhD student at Food Sciences and Agricultural College, KSU, KSA 2009 – Now
 
PAPERS PUBLISHED
 

antimalarial research

May 5, 2010 - 05:55 -- Sankarganesh P

Dear friends,
Greetings!
I am PhD research scholar and antimalarial compound search from endophytic streptomyces species of Medicinal plants origin is my main motto.
i really belive these endophytes for novel source against malarial parasite, it indirectly helps to encourage the forestation process, in which it can reduce the global warming.

New Ovale Malaria Species Interview

May 4, 2010 - 23:37 -- Onome Akpogheneta

Researchers have identified a ‘new’ and distinct form of the malaria parasite which naturally infects humans. This finding adds another human malaria parasite to the previously identified 5 species of Plasmodium already known to infect humans. After analysing the DNA sequences of Plasmodium parasites from the ovale species, the investigators determined that the Plasmodium ovale parasite, which has until now been considered to be a single species, is actually 2 different species.

Development of Resistance to ACTs - Its a matter of time...

April 26, 2010 - 07:39 -- Patrick Sawa
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The intelligence of a species like the protozoan we call Plasmodia is amazing. I have followed the response of patients to ACTs since their introduction a few years ago...The parasite clearance and symptomatic relief seems to be getting more sluggish with time.

IVCC and Syngenta reach key milestone in development of new insecticide for malaria mosquito control

April 23, 2010 - 09:22 -- Mark Birchmore

IVCC and Syngenta reach key milestone in development of new insecticide for malaria mosquito control.

• Field trials show Actellic® 300CS can provide at least 8 months control of pyrethroid resistant mosquitoes
• Actellic® 300CS micro-encapsulated formulation submitted to WHOPES
• Major step forward in development of new products for malaria control

World Champions for End Malaria 10KM Run in Nairobi, Kenya 24th April, 2010

April 12, 2010 - 17:16 -- John Ngugi Foun...

The event has attracted 7,000 participants and seeks to promote malaria awareness and advocacy towards a malaria free Kenya.

The End Malaria Run is organized by Ministry of Health (Division of Malaria Control), the John Ngugi Foundation, WHO-Roll Back Malaria and Malaria Foundation International.

World Malaria Day 2010, April 22

April 5, 2010 - 23:32 -- Prabhjot Singh

There are more than 200 million cases of malaria every year, causing almost 1 million deaths worldwide. In the Americas, the situation is improving but 284 million people continue to be at risk and hundreds of thousands still suffer from this preventable and curable disease.

Please join the Pan American Health Organization, Center for Global Health at George Washington University, the Global Health Network, and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation in commemorating World Malaria Day 2010 by celebrating the work of those who have chosen to become part of the solution for the challenge of malaria in the Americas. Witness the stories of the 2009 Malaria Champions of the Americas; understand the various dimensions of this menacing disease; and share the hope of ‘Counting Malaria Out’.

Webmaster tip: How to copy and paste from Microsoft Word to your MalariaWorld blog

March 26, 2010 - 07:51 -- Sam Sokha
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Pasting to your MalariaWorld blog without Problems

If you've ever tried to copy text from a Microsoft Word document and then paste it into a post or page within your MalariaWorld blog, then you know that text never looks right when you publish it to your blog. Suffice it to say, Word and online blogs are not very compatible.

Female Anopheles Trap

February 25, 2010 - 14:00 -- Rajas Sirvoicar

This trap was developed due to a compulsion to solve the mosquito nuisance after dusk at my friends factory. The factory manufacturing concrete additives was not able to work 3 shifts in spite of heavy orders. This was due to the mosquito menace around the factory after dusk. The trap successfully solved the problem.It traps the female anopheles mosquitoes by simulating human presence. In the last 6 months the device was installed on trial at a few clubs with impressive results. I am keen to to make this technology work for mankind where it is more a matter of life and death.

PhD thesis: Experimental studies on the ecology and evolution of drug-resistant malaria parasites

January 26, 2010 - 14:39 -- Silvie Huijben

Drug resistance is a serious problem in health care in general, and in malaria treatment in particular, rendering many of our previously considered ‘wonder drugs’ useless. Recently, large sums of money have been allocated for the continuous development of new drugs to replace the failing ones. We seem to be one step behind the evolution of antimalarial resistance; is it possible to get one step ahead?

Malaria is Prevention is Manageable

January 26, 2010 - 10:11 -- John Adams

Few basics:
1. Close doors and windows once it is around 6.00pm. This keeps out the mosquitoes.

2. Clear bushes and other sorts of vegetation around your house. They breed in them.

3. If you have any unused container like a pot or jerrycan, ensure it is closed or not in the open, for once water collects in it, they easily breed.

Malaria: time to start the war and not just talk about it

January 12, 2010 - 12:49 -- Eric Mutanyi

The efforts put in by organizations all over the world to fight Malaria is highly appreciated, although the war is far from being won.In my view, this should go hand in hand with improvement of human habitat, poverty has a serious bearing on this in that, the poor sanitation set- up complicates the breeding control.

 

More Reasons for Malaria Elimination in Africa

January 7, 2010 - 09:48 -- Patrick Sampao

No war is harder than when you have to face an enemy who gets a chance to regroup and rearm regulary hence coming back with more vigor each time. This is the kind of warfare Kenya has to encounter with malaria. The country is currently facing more than its fair share of problems with malaria. In recent times the war against malaria in Kenya has been hampered by multiple factors under which the disease reinvents itself.

 

WMS (Web Map Service) Server for geo-spatial information: Developement for emergency case management?

December 18, 2009 - 00:40 -- Usa Lek-Uthai
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Develop a mobile rapid data collection and referral systems and to update emergency and severity patients and also priority of disaster information’s on a server in real time has been recognized.

Recently, mobile devices such as PDA, Mobile Phones, GPS, which can be connected each other easily, are becoming available in the market. Internet connection through mobile phone is available (such as GPRS). The development of a WMS (Web Map Service) Server for geo-spatial information sharing is interesting.

 

Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method (LAMP): Low and Effective cost Novel Tool for Molecular Public Health

December 9, 2009 - 05:35 -- Usa Lek-Uthai

This technique need not to have even high cost equipments (especially PCR or GelDoc or refrigerator). The specific LAMP primer set consist of F3(forward outer primer), B3 (backward outer primer), FIP (forward inner primer), and BIP (backward inner primer) These primers will be designed using the Primer Explorer program (http://www.loopamp.eiken.co.jp) to amplify the 18S ribosomal

Standard Distance Ellipse (SDE): a Novel Ellipsoid Spatial Analysis (NESA) for disease control

December 1, 2009 - 05:05 -- Usa Lek-Uthai

The distribution patterns of malaria incidence, using GIS, the geographically map that contain X and Y coordinates for computerized files on digitized base maps and the mosaic imageries from aerial photographs of each household should be created. The use of Standard Distance Ellipse (SDE) to measure the dispersion of the prevalence around the mean centre of malaria cases and points.

turnover of mRNA:gene transfection with new physical equipment (microporation)

November 30, 2009 - 07:25 -- Usa Lek-Uthai

Transfection system which is a new tool for RNAi (gene silencing) workflow; the study of human genome of 30000-40000 encoded protein , the protein function(s) are unknown or a little is known. the former era was studied on molecular biology which is the mutant phenotype sudies (Forward genetic). Recently there is reverse genetic which will rapidly results and clarify such as;

Spatial mosquito repellents may provide opportunities for increasing preventive coverage against malaria

November 29, 2009 - 08:31 -- Fredros Okumu
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Though mosquito repellents are among the best known personal protection measures, their use outside the deployed-warfighter-communities is limited. The need for active user participation, discipline, consistent applications and their high costs make civilian applications of mosquito repellents a less appreciated option for use against malaria or other mosquito borne infections. there has also been the argument that repelling mosquitoes without killing them might divert the host seeking mosquitoes to bite persons within the household/environment who do not apply the repellents.

Parasite babies

November 19, 2009 - 03:07 -- Rina Wong

I set up 7 x 96 well plates yesterday for testing drug interactions between antimalarials. Thank God for electronic multichannel pipettors! Even then I need to be careful not to develop RSI.

It's interesting to tell people that I breed malaria parasites here, feeding them, changing their nappies daily, checking on their health.. as strange as it sounds, they're like my babies.

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