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In February 2017, malaria experts from around the world gathered in Kampala, Uganda to attend "Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication", a conference organized by Keystone Symposia in collaboration with MESA. Eight scientists shared their cutting edge research with MESA, on film.
“As a researcher working in a country that has decided to take on the challenge of eliminating malaria, the knowledge in the paper is enriching”. This is how Sandra Chishimba chose her ‘Top Pick’ article for World Malaria Day 2017. MESA (Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance) asked five experts what recent paper has helped them in their effort to outsmart malaria. The papers had to be open access, authored by another group, and published in the last 12 months.
Keystone Symposia malaria meeting in Kampala - Day 1
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Keystone Symposia malaria meeting in Kampala - Day 2
Monday, 20 February 2017
Keystone Symposia malaria meeting in Kampala - Day 3
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Today’s morning session focused on tailoring packages of interventions to achieve the greatest impact in a specific setting.
Keystone Symposia malaria meeting in Kampala - Day 4
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Today’s sessions focused on tools for malaria elimination, including promising vaccine and drug candidates, and novel vector control.
This morning was full of exciting science on the malaria parasite and its interaction with human and mosquito hosts. A common message from the presenters was the dynamic nature of parasite populations. Today’s parasites are adapting to evolutionary pressure and will not be the same in the future. As countries reach elimination, tools and strategies need to adapt as well.
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.
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."
Read the interview here : http://www.who.int/malaria/mpac/interview-fred-binka/en/