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More people caught in the Immunity Trap in 2016

December 20, 2016 - 21:15 -- William Jobin

The WHO Malaria Report for 2016 mentions an alarming increase in the number of people no longer receiving protection from indoor spraying, and thus an increase in the number of people in endemic areas who have lost their immunity, due to previous intense spraying. For Africa, 10.5% of the populations were covered in 2010, but this had dropped to 5.7% by end of 2016.

Is genetic modification of anophelines the way to start elimination of malaria?

January 27, 2016 - 18:48 -- William Jobin

From the recent reports out of California and other places, it appears that anophelines can be genetically modified so that (1) they are no longer susceptible to plasmodium infections, and (2) their progeny will be all males! If this can be developed for field use, it looks to me like it is the Beginning of the End of malaria in Africa. But I am an engineer with no experience in genetics. Do you think that this technique can be developed for field application?

Tomnod Teams up with UC San Francisco

July 22, 2015 - 20:53 -- William Shaw

Tomnod has teamed up with the University of California San Francisco's Malaria Elimination Initiative to develop a population map of Swaziland to assist in planning and implementing malaria elimination activities.

Tomnod uses DigitalGlobe satellite imagery to engage online volunteers to scan small portions of a large area. The volunteers scan the imagery and mark locations of interest to that particular survey. In this case the survey is looking for villages across Swaziland. When buildings are spotted by a volunteer in a polygon, that polygon is marked.

The problem with WHO and their approach to Larval Source Management

August 14, 2013 - 16:05 -- William Jobin

I just had a chance to review the new LSM manual of WHO, thanks to Mike Reddy of Yale,

http://www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/9789241505604/en/index.html

Behavioural and insecticidal effects of organophosphate-, carbamate- and pyrethroid-treated mosquito nets against African malaria vectors

December 7, 2009 - 12:11 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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R. C. MALIMA, R. M. OXBOROUGH, P. K. TUNGU, C. MAXWELL, I. LYIMO, V. MWINGIRA , F. W. MOSHA, J. MATOWO, S. M. MAGESA and M. W. ROWLAND
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology Volume 23 Issue 4, Pages 317 - 325

Three insecticides – the pyrethroid deltamethrin, the carbamate carbosulfan and the organophosphate chlorpyrifos-methyl – were tested on mosquito nets in experimental huts to determine their potential for introduction as malaria control measures.

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CLOSED: Family Health International: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

November 28, 2009 - 15:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

CLOSED: Family Health International: Project Director

November 28, 2009 - 15:22 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

 

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