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Not Open Access | The epidemiology of imported malaria and transfusion policy in five non-endemic countries

April 8, 2015 - 15:18 -- NOT Open Access
Sheila F. O’Brien, Gilles Delage, Clive R. Seed, Josiane Pillonel, Cécile C. Fabra, Katy Davison, Alan Kitchen, Whitney R. Steele, David A. Leiby
Transfusion Medicine Reviews

To gain insight into policy formulation we have compiled epidemiologic data from five countries with different policies involving either deferral (the USA and Canada) or selective testing (France, England and Australia). The greatest risk is from semi-immune former residents of endemic areas but the greatest impact on sufficiency (donor loss) is from low-risk short-term travel.


Deputy Director, Malaria & Child Survival

April 5, 2014 - 14:53 -- Joshua Best

PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Deputy Director of its Malaria and Child Survival Department (MCSD) to oversee PSI’s rapidly expanding portfolio of MCS programs. PSI is one of the largest global health organizations and its malaria and child survival programs account for about half of its business.

Do you see patients with cerebral malaria? ...Or know someone who does?

March 21, 2014 - 11:16 -- Lakshmi Swamy

If you care for patients with cerebral malaria or know someone who does, then we would appreciate your help in distributing this short survey.
Please use the following link to complete the survey: Cerebral Malaria Diagnosis Survey

I am an ophthalmologist with a background in malaria biology, and I am leading a survey study to understand how clinicians diagnose cerebral malaria.

African Malaria Dialogue meets at Boston University on Friday morning 31 January 2014

January 26, 2014 - 00:35 -- William Jobin

You are invited to join us for an informal dialogue on African Malaria at the Pardee Center of Boston University, 67 Bay State Road near the Kenmore Square Station of the MBTA, We will begin with coffee and tea at 9:30 am. continuing until 11:30 when a simple box lunch will be provided.

Our host this time is Prof. Jim McCann of the African History Dept of BU. Jim has recently returned from Ethiopia where he and colleagues have been conducting field research on agriculture and malaria. Jim is also writing a book on malaria in Ethiopia which will soon be published.

Malaria Day in the Americas- November 6

October 21, 2013 - 19:32 -- Prabhjot Singh

In commemoration of Malaria Day in the Americas 2013


The Pan American Health Organization,

The Pan American Health and Education Foundation, and

The Center for Global Health at The George Washington University


Cordially invite you to attend the

Malaria in the Americas Forum 2013:

Exchange Transfusion for Severe Malaria: Evidence Base and Literature Review

September 11, 2013 - 18:44 -- Open Access
Kathrine R. Tan, Ryan E. Wiegand, and Paul M. Arguin
Clin Infect Dis. (2013) 57 (7): 923-928.

We examined the efficacy of ET as an adjunct treatment for severe malaria using US surveillance data and reviewed the literature to update recommendations.


Larval Source Management via Water Level Control

September 9, 2013 - 15:47 -- Jeff Juel

I am a civil engineer with experience in drainage and flood control. Drainage and flood control infrastructure can be an important part of integrated pest management as a means for larval source management.

Unfortunately, the related drainage infrastructure for a diked area typically has a number of drawbacks: 1) during dry periods, the drainage system for the low-lying land protected by the dike will inevitably include areas of stagnant water; 2) the lowered water table will cause the land to subside - which will make gravity drainage more difficult and produce more stagnant water; and 3) wetland environments will be severely degraded, harming flora and fauna.

Diked areas adjacent to tidally-influence watercourses can use tidal water level variations to significantly reduce stagnant water in the drainage system; reduce subsidence; and enhance wetlands.

Click on Read More for a paper I wrote which was published the August edition of Outlooks on Pest Management.

For a copy of the entire article in pdf format including photos, please contact me via e-mail at

Two malaria meetings in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

February 8, 2013 - 01:49 -- William Jobin

MIT 26-27 JANUARY 2013

Despite the cold weather, malaria was definitely in the air in Cambridge during the last week in January. Shortly after the African Malaria Coalition held our Winter Dialogues at MIT, Harvard held a Malaria Forum just up the river. There were important differences in the two meetings, but the subject was clearly the same; how to strengthen the fight against malaria.

African Malaria Coalition and the Harvard Malaria Forum

CLOSED: Event: African Malaria Coalition Meeting on "Water, Engineers and Malaria"

December 27, 2012 - 17:30 -- MalariaWorld Events

You are invited to

the African Malaria Coalition Meeting on "Water, Engineers and Malaria"

Date: Sunday 27 January 2013; Time: 09.30 am

Location: Room 48-316 MIT Water Resources Lab, Cambridge, Maccachusetts, USA


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