By integrating the many different facets that make up the response to the scourge of malaria in the one meeting, the 1st Malaria World Congress is utterly unique. Yes, MWC 2018 will feature the latest science, but it will be delivered within the context of the problems in implementing the best tools we have, the difficulties of financing them, and the cultural context of the many communities across the globe that are devastatingly impacted by malaria.
Ostracized for many years by Bigpharma-WHO-Gates, Artemisia and its incredible healing power now becomes a scoop.
See attachments : Le Monde, Jeune Afrique, Le Petit Journal, Sciences&Avenir
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Dr. Kenneth Staley has just been appointed as the new head of the US Presidential Malaria Initiative, succeeding Tim Ziemer who led the PMI for so many years. This is probably the most important position in global malaria control, and we wish Dr. Staley all the best.
Given that the drop in malaria prevalence in Nigeria has been very modest in the last 5 years, it would be wise to take another look at the methods being used - which unfortunately are ephemeral (indoor sprays, bednets and drugs) and must be repeated every year. The lack of emphasis on permanent measures, such as Larval Source Management, is a key to the problem. With the ephemeral methods, because the national budget for malaria control can only increase slowly, thus the program will only increase slowly.
Recently I published "Increased economic productivity after suppressing malaria transmission in 14 African countries" in the ejournal African Policy Journal, 2014 v9 Apr. This is a new journal run by students at Harvard Graduate School of Govt, and does not get picked up by the normal search engines, so I urge you to go to their website at African Policy Journal for their current articles.
I visited the largest malaria conference on the African continent. More than 2.000 malaria professionals gathered in Dakar for the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference. Every day started with a plenary session presented by 2 keynote speakers: 12 keynote addresses by 12 renowned scientists. But... only 2 were African.
April 20th - Plenary session 6
The plenary speakers were introduced by Professor Oumar Gaye from the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal, and President of the MIM Organising Committee.
Presentation: When will we have a Licenced malaria vaccine?
April 19th - Plenary session 5
The plenary session was chaired by Prof. Ogabara Doumbo of MRTC, Mali who introduced the speakers.
April 18th - Plenary session 4
Presentation: Insecticide resistance in African malaria vectors: how worried should we be?
April 17th - Plenary session 3
April 16th - Plenary session 2
Etude comparative de l’efficacité in vivo de l’artesunate avec l’amodiaquine et la tisane Artemisia annacultivée à Bangangté à l’Ouest du Cameroun
Chougouo Kengne R.D*., Kouamouo J*., Moyou Somo R**., Penge On’Okoko A***. *Université des Montagnes, Bangangté, Cameroun ; ** IMPM /CRM et FMSB Cameroun; *** Université de Kinshasa RDC.
Dakar II, Two Decades of Progress, Challenges and Perspectives in Ending Malaria
MESA Correspondents bring you the cutting edge coverage from the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference.
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The potential of anthelminthics to affect dung decomposition is well known, affecting dung beetles, dung flies and epigeic eathworms.
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Submissions are now closing Wednesday 4th April.
The deadline for submitting your work for program consideration has been extended until Wednesday 4th April 2018.
Stephen L. Hoffman
Keynote speaker MIM 2018
8 March 2018, Carl Zimmer (New York Times)
The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its advantage: a shield against rampant malaria.
Thousands of years ago, a special child was born in the Sahara. At the time, this was not a desert; it was a green belt of savannas, woodlands, lakes and rivers. Bands of hunter-gatherers thrived there, catching fish and spearing hippos.
MESA is seeking 3 volunteer MESA Correspondents to report from the 2018 MIM conference in Dakar, Senegal.
You can now read the reports from the MESA Correspondents on the following ASTMH 2017 sessions, written by Krystal Birungi and Krijn Paaijmans with editorial support from the MESA team:
Thanks to a collaboration with ASTMH, Image Audiovisuals and session presenters, MESA brings you more than 50 presentations from the 66th ASTMH Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore on November 5 - 9, 2017. The sessions are freely available in the Knowledge Hub, an online library of resources related to malaria elimination and eradication.
A documentary about the first 10 years of the work on Bioko has been nominated for an award in a competition run by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.
New deadlines for oral and poster submission!
- Oral submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 16 March 2018
- Poster submission deadline: Midnight AEST Friday 22 June 2018
The Congress is receiving four types of submissions for program consideration. Abstracts from all accepted presentations will be made available online. The submission portal is in conjunction with registration, however you do not need to register in order to submit a contribution.
Visit the Malaria World Congress website to register, submit your abstract and for more information: www.malariaworldcongress.org.