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Today’s sessions focused on tools for malaria elimination, including promising vaccine and drug candidates, and novel vector control.
Today’s morning session focused on tailoring packages of interventions to achieve the greatest impact in a specific setting.
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
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.
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/
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.
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.
The James Cook University, Australia has two vacancies:
- Head of Academic Group and Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Communicable Disease Control and Tropical Medicine
- Lecturer, Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Applications close: 13 November 2016