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Last week at MalariaWorld: Eradicating Malaria by 2050 'Bold but Attainable'

September 16, 2019 - 08:36 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Event update

PAMCA Conference Sneak Peek of the Speakers

Meet four speakers: Dr. Fredros Okumu - Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania; Prof. Yeya Touré - MRTC Bamako, Mali; Dr. Theresia Nkya - ICIPE, Kenya; and Brian Gitta - CEO-thinkIT Limited, Uganda. Read more about these speakers

Malaria Minute Podcast

Eradicating Malaria by 2050 'Bold but Attainable'
Eradicating malaria by 2050 is a 'bold but attainable goal' according to The Lancet and ivermectin proves successful in reducing malaria transmission and killing P. falciparum parasites. Listen to this Podcast

Global Malaria News

History shows it will take more than technology and money to beat malaria
The Guardian, 11 September 2019
Hopes of eradicating the disease by 2050 will fail unless we tackle the poverty and weak governance that allow it to thrive. Read more

Malaria could be felled by an Antarctic sea sponge
Science Daily, 11 September 2019
The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. Current medications for that scourge -- malaria -- are becoming less effective as drug resistance spreads. But researchers report that a peptide they isolated from an Antarctic sponge shows promise as a lead for new therapies. Read more

Can the world eradicate another disease?
CNN, 8 September 2019
Sir Richard Feachem, co-chair of The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication, dismisses critics that say now isn't the time to push for an eradication date and instead health authorities should get back on track to meeting existing goals like lowering Malaria cases and mortality by 90% by 2030. Read more

Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum across Sub-Saharan Africa
Science Daily, 5 September 2019
Scientists have identified the regional character to Plasmodium falciparum across Africa. Human movement and the introduction of antimalarial drugs were drivers of this genetic diversity. Gene flow between sub-populations could spread resistance from one sub-population to the rest of the continent. Read more

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