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Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance

October 11, 2013 - 09:38 -- MESA Alliance

MESA (the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance) follows-up on the malERA agenda and provides a dedicated platform for the community in order to accelerate the translation of the science of malaria eradication for impact. With the community, MESA monitors progress and takes the next steps to advance the science of malaria eradication. MESA reviews existing evidence and supports projects on research questions critical to malaria eradication. For more information, please visit

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Tackling the asymptomatic reservoir to achieve malaria elimination: the if, the why and the how

February 21, 2017 - 21:00 -- MESA Alliance

The Keystone Symposia meeting officially started today, with a welcome from the director of the National Malaria Control Programme of Uganda, Jimmy Opigo, who called for scientists to not stop at publishing papers: “work is needed after the science, to translate it into public health action and reap the benefits.”  In his keynote presentation, the WHO Global Malaria Programme director, Pedro Alonso underlined the unprecedented gains that have been achieved over the last decades thanks to increased funding, new tools, scaling up of core interventions (particularly vector control), and e

Pre-Meeting Workshop for Global Scholars Shines the Spotlight on Surveillance

February 21, 2017 - 20:01 -- MESA Alliance

Sunday, 19 February 2017

The Keystone Symposium meeting “Malaria: from Innovation to Eradication” in Uganda has kicked off with the pre-meeting workshop for Global Scholar Awardees, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The workshop was organized to welcome and congratulate the 55 researchers from affected-countries selected for a travel award, plus the 40 scientists from Uganda that also received support to attend the conference. 

News from MESA: Key findings from malERA Refresh shared with the community

December 23, 2016 - 14:15 -- MESA Alliance

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) hosted on November 16th a symposium to share key outcomes from the consultative process to update the malaria eradication research agenda (malERA). This review exercise, entitled “malERA Refresh”, has been led by the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) with the participation of more than 180 experts around the world.

News from MESA: WHO Global Malaria Programme shares 'A word from the experts'

November 25, 2016 - 13:42 -- MESA Alliance

Interviews from world-renowned researchers that guide WHO’s malaria policies:

Fred Binka: "Countries have done a great job decreasing malaria cases and deaths, but we’re not out of the woods yet."
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Discuss findings of malERA Refresh process

November 11, 2016 - 08:29 -- MESA Alliance

Co-chairs from the malERA Refresh Panels will discuss the findings of the updated malaria eradication research agenda (malERA) consultative process at the ASTMH annual meeting in Atlanta, USA. The symposium 'malERA Refresh: Updating the Malaria Eradication Scientific Agenda' is scheduled for Wednesday, 16 November, 1:45, Marriott Imperial B.

MESA News: Call for applications for membership on the Technical Expert Group on Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation

October 28, 2016 - 05:50 -- MESA Alliance

The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently calling for applications for membership on the Technical Expert Group on Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation. A total of 13 experts will be selected for an initial term of up to three years.


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