News from MESA
Critical global gathering "Innovate for Collective Impact to End Malaria".
The MESA Alliance is co-hosting the "Innovate for Collective Impact to End Malaria" meeting in response to the latest disease reality and future innovation and financing needs, on Friday, January 11th, 2019, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, USA. Its core objective is to frame a response to the 2018 World Malaria Report and to develop innovative approaches to collectively bridge critical issues in malaria eradication spanning research, financing, and implementation. Read more
Global Malaria News
Malaria vaccine passes test in humans
Science Daily, January 10, 2019
A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results in the first tests in humans. The new study has taken a vaccine all the way from discovery of a mechanism through development and production to clinical trials in humans. Read this article
Ground breaking new saliva diagnostic test to help eliminate malaria
ERADA, January 02, 2019
ERADA Technology Alliance Ltd (ERADA), pioneers of innovative, rapid diagnostic solutions for early detection of infectious diseases, have announced the imminent launch of a world first diagnostic saliva test for malaria. The Saliva-based Malaria Asymptomatic and Asexual Rapid Test (SMAART) is the invention of leading, U.S based, researchers in the field of malaria diagnostics whose study is published worldwide today, January 2 in the international journal, Science Translational Medicine.
- Read the ERADA press release
- Read the Science Translational Medicine article 'A saliva-based rapid test to quantify the infectious subclinical malaria parasite reservoir'
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