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1st Malaria World Congress: Registration & deadlines

January 16, 2018 - 09:40 -- First Malaria W...

Visit the Malaria World Congress website to register, submit your abstract and for more information: www.malariaworldcongress.org.

The Congress program is open for four types of submissions, submit your work for consideration before the deadline closes on 2nd February 2018.

Registrations are now open, take advantage of the discounted earlybird registration rates before they expire on 29th March 2018!

Last week at MalariaWorld: New job opportunity University of Edinburgh, UK

January 12, 2018 - 12:55 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

New Job opportunity for a Postdoc
The University of Edinburgh (UK) is recruiting a postdoc 'malaria infection & circadian rhythms' to work at the Reece lab in the Institutes of Evolution, Immunology and Infection Research. Closing Date: Friday 02 February 2018 at 5pm (GMT). Read the vacancy announcement here.

Reminder MESA request for proposal
MESA seeks to contract services for the redesign and enhancement of its digital knowledge product(s) and web presence for greater engagement and impact to its audience. Read more about this Opportunity to direct global effort regarding Malaria Eradication here.

Reminder job opportunities
- Reminder: Sanaria has an interesting vacancy for a bilingual, Spanish and English, research physician to support the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative Phase III and Phase IV activities on site in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Read the vacancy in English or in Spanish.

- Reminder: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK has a PhD position available titled 'Evaluation of the effectiveness of different types of bi-treated long lasting insecticidal nets against pyrethroid resistant malaria vectors in Tanzania'. Read the vacancy announcement "Job: Malaria PhD position at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine" here.

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1st Malaria World Congress: 1-5 July 2018, Australia

January 6, 2018 - 10:11 -- First Malaria W...

A major gap in the malaria response landscape is the absence of a forum where representatives of the entire malaria world can meet. Our key aim for the inaugural World Congress on Malaria is to unify and energise the broader malaria community around a common sense of purpose, including one that links malaria with the wider global health and human development goals of Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. Together we can learn from each other, plan for the implementation of cross sector strategies and galvanise the effort for the eradication of malaria.

New from MESA: Opportunity to Direct Global Effort re. Malaria Eradication - RFP (Technical/ICT)

December 29, 2017 - 12:09 -- MESA Alliance

It is the season for self reflection over results of the past year and prepare for strategy of that to come. We, at the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA), are also looking ahead and now invite innovative solution partners to our Request for Proposal (RFP).

Prophylaxis against malaria with Azadirachta extracts and NeemAzal*

December 17, 2017 - 09:51 -- Pierre Lutgen

Azardirachta indica, Neem, is considered as the miracle tree against many diseases in many countries. One of the specific molecules of this plant is the limonoid azadirachtin, with a concentration of 0.1g/100 g in the leaves and 0.9 g/100 in the kernels.

Critique of WHO 2017 Malaria Report

December 11, 2017 - 17:21 -- William Jobin
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The 2017 WHO report on the status of malaria at the end of 2016 is a mixture of good news and bad news, with the bad news predominating. Although Dr. Tedros, the Director General of WHO and Prof. Alonso, the Director of the Global Malaria Program are to be commended for their frank presentation of the negative trends, they need to identify the reasons for these trends if we are to make the changes needed to reverse them.

Thus I will attempt herein to analyze some of the reasons for these negative trends, and suggest changes needed if we are to overcome them.

Press Release: GSK submits US regulatory application for single-dose tafenoquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria

December 1, 2017 - 11:25 -- Malaria World

Issued: Tuesday 28 November 2017, London UK; Geneva, Switzerland

 

Regulatory milestone affirms GSK's strong commitment and scientific capabilities to fighting infectious diseases

MIM2018: Submission deadlines extended

December 1, 2017 - 11:05 -- MIM 2018

PRESS RELEASE
Submission deadline for abstracts, symposia, pre-conference workshops and exhibition extended to December 20, 2017.

Dakar, Senegal – November 16, 2017. The deadline for the submission of abstracts, symposia, pre-conference workshops and exhibition for the 7th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference has been extended to December 20, 2017.

New from MESA: Updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication

December 1, 2017 - 11:03 -- MESA Alliance

The new research agenda for malaria elimination and global eradication stresses the need for innovation and integrated approaches

malERA Refresh is the result of a consultative process with over 180 experts and seeks to accelerate progress to a world free from malaria

An updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication is coming soon!

October 6, 2017 - 07:45 -- MESA Alliance

More than 180 scientists, malaria programme managers and policy makers from around the world have come together through a consultative process to update the research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication, first produced in 2011.  The outcome is a series of seven ‘malERA Refresh’ (malaria eradication research agenda) papers that have undergone expert peer review and will soon be published i

MIM 2018: Submission deadline extended for abstract, symposia, workshops, pre-conference and exhibition until 31st October, 2017

September 29, 2017 - 08:30 -- MIM 2018

On behalf of the 7th MIM local organizing committee, the MIM Secretariat and the Conference Scientific committee, we are pleased to announce that the abstract, symposium and exhibition submission deadline has been extended to October 31st, 2017 in response to numerous requests and due to the increased interest in the upcoming 7th MIM conference.

MIM 2018 - One of our keynote speaker: Prof. Peter Agre

September 29, 2017 - 08:20 -- MIM 2018

A word from one of our keynote speakers at the MIM2018 , Prof. Peter Agre : 2003 Nobel prize recipient in Chemistry. “My sense tells me that this would be an opportunity to meet many young scientists, that I’ve never met previously, and who are doing important work, particularly work relevant to the problems in Africa.”

MIM 2018 - One of our keynote speaker: Dr Thomas Kariuki

September 22, 2017 - 05:49 -- MIM 2018

A word from one of our keynote speakers at the MIM2018, Dr. Thomas Kariuki : Director of Alliance for accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) & African Academy of Sciences (AAS). “Congratulations to the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) for being chosen to host the MIM conference, that’s excellent news for Senegal, and I’m looking forward to participating in the meeting.”

US Presidential Malaria Initiative is expanding

September 21, 2017 - 20:28 -- William Jobin

Today 21 September 2017, Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso.

With the addition of five new focus countries in West and Central Africa, PMI will have programs in 24 countries in sub-Saharan Africa,

Anthocyanins, caffeoylquinic acids, wound and ulcer healing

September 21, 2017 - 08:19 -- Pierre Lutgen

Already in 1925 burns were treated with tannins.

As it often happened in the past century the use of this natural product in the treatment of wounds was abandoned in the mid-forties due to the availability of topical antibacterial agents. It has regained interest. A clinical trial in Malawi comparing a decoction of ground tea stalks with silver sulfadiazine gave better results for bacterial growth, eschar formation.

            L Chokotho, E van Hasselt. The use of tannins in the local treatment of burn wounds-a pilot study. Malawi Med Journal, 2005, 17, 19-20

MIM2018: Word from the Local Organizing Committee Chair Prof Oumar Gaye

September 8, 2017 - 09:34 -- MIM 2018


Twenty years after the first MIM Conference which drew attention to major questions for malaria research, and identify ways to strengthen and sustain the research capacity of malaria endemic countries in Africa, several countries in Africa are now engaging towards malaria elimination. Focus in Senegal, the first country report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact series describes how Senegal achieves a spectacular drop in its malaria burden.

Building out vector-borne diseases in Africa – launch of new research network and funding call!

September 8, 2017 - 07:44 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Durham University and University College London are pleased to announce the establishment of a new multi-disciplinary research network called the BOVA (Building out vector-borne diseases in sub-Saharan Africa) Network. 

Anthocyanins and sickle cells

September 5, 2017 - 18:42 -- Pierre Lutgen

Anthocyanins are generally accepted as the largest and most important group of water-soluble pigments in nature. Research articles on anthocyanins have escalated dramatically in the last 20 years : 230 in the decade from 1982 through 1991, 753 from 1992 through 2001 and 3043 from 2002 through 2012 Anthocyanin pigments and associated flavonoids have demonstrated ability to protect against a myriad of human diseases.

        Mary Ann Lila, Anthocyanins and Human Health : an in vitro investigative Approach. J Biomed Biotechnol 2004, 5. 306-313

MIM2018: Submit your abstract for the 7th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference

September 1, 2017 - 07:55 -- MIM 2018

All abstracts must be submitted by September 30, 2017.
The Secretariat offers technical assistance for abstract submissions from now until the submission date. Contact the MIM Secretariat at info@mim2018.com or (+221) 33 825 19 99

Submit your abstract by clicking here.

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