On behalf of the entire MalariaWorld team, I congratulate El Salvador that has been declared malaria-free by the WHO on 25 February 2021! A major achievement. These kind of achievements make it undoubtedly clear that in the current situation we can collaborate and organise events in virtual reality, like the free World Malaria Day Symposium by JHMRI. But we cannot actually eliminate malaria with zoom meetings. We can talk, discuss and plan but making things happen in the communities where it is needed most is something different. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to express my respect to all frontline health workers who commit themselves to taking care of others at risk of their own health. I wish you courage and strength.
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Reminder: Keystone e-Symposium “Malaria in the Era of COVID-19”
March 16-17, 2021 | 8:00AM EDT | 12:00PM UTC | 2:00PM CST
Featuring keynote speaker Pedro L. Alonso, Director of the Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization. Deadlines: Abstract Submission for Poster Booth: March 2, 2021 | Abstract Submission for ePoster / SciTalk: March 5, 2021 | Financial Aid Application: March 2, 2021.
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From the World Health Organization
El Salvador certified as malaria-free by WHO
World Health Organization News Release, 25 February 2021
El Salvador is first Central American country to achieve this status, third in all of the Americas in recent years. El Salvador today became the first country in Central America to be awarded a certification of malaria elimination by the World Health Organization (WHO). The certification follows more than 50 years of commitment by the Salvadoran government and people to ending the disease in a country with dense population and geography hospitable to malaria...
Global Malaria News
Opinion: What COVID-19 tells us about battling malaria, other infectious diseases in Africa
Devex, 3 March 2021
A year ago, as the first COVID-19 diagnoses were confirmed around the world, governments began to look back at history for guidance on how to prepare for what lay ahead. For African leaders, the threat was familiar. The continent copes daily with societal and economic disruption caused by infectious diseases, which have returned to plague both lower-income and richer nations in the past year...
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Targeted spraying to prevent malaria in low-transmission setting halves cost of current practice
ScienceDaily, 26 February 2021
[...] the targeted Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) intervention was safe, less costly, and more cost-effective compared with standard 'blanket' IRS, meaning savings could potentially be reallocated to other malaria control and elimination activities...
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