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Last week at MalariaWorld: World Malaria Report 2017 and 2 new job opportunities

December 8, 2017 - 11:16 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

The WHO World Malaria Report 2017 is out!

The WHO World malaria report 2017 was released on 29 November. The report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. In 2016, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries, an increase of about 5 million over 2015. Deaths reached 445 000, a similar number to the previous year.
Read more and download the World Malaria Report 2017 here.

2 new job opportunities

  • New: Indiana University School of Medicine (USA) has a position vacant for a malaria Postdoc in molecular biology and immunology.
    Read more about this vacancy here.
  • New: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Australia) has a vacancy for a Research Officer to study the molecular basis of malaria parasite development in liver cells. Application deadline is 31st December 2017. 
    Read more about this vacancy here.

2 new MalariaWorld Journal articles - Open Access

  • Research: Exploring communities’ and health workers’ perceptions of indicators and drivers of malaria decline in Malindi, Kenya, Lydiah W. Kibe, Annette Habluetzel, John K. Gachigi, Anne W. Kamau, Charles M. Mbogo. MWJ2017,8,21.
    Read the full article (pdf) here.
  • Research: Evaluation of demand and supply predictors of uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy in Malawi,  Emmanuel N. Odjidja, Predrag Duric. MWJ2017,8,20.
    Read the full article (pdf) here.

Reminder job opportunities

  • Reminder: The Sanger Institute has a vacancy for a Bioinformatician / Senior Bioinformatician Malaria Genomics. Sanger is seeking a highly motivated Computational Biologist/Bioinformatician to work within a world leading malaria genomics team that uses cutting edge technology to study the comparative and functional genomics of malaria parasites. Deadline for applications is 17th December 2017.
    Read more about this job opportunity here.
  • Reminder: The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has an interesting position available for a Head Human Health Theme, based in Mbita - South Nyanza. 
    Read the vacancy announcement here.
  • Reminder: Population Services International (PSI) has a vacancy for a SBCC Technical Advisor: Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Diseases through Vector Control.
    Read more about this job opportunity here.

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