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April 10, 2014 - 21:35 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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PSI has got a vacancy for a deputy director at their malaria & child survival department in Washington DC, USA. Read the PSI malaria vacancy here. Feel free to share the vacancy with your fellow collegues.
 
News from MESA: New operational research projects in malaria elimination will start this April, after being selected for funding through MESA. Read MESA operational research grants start activities here.
 
This week we share a new column with you. Alvaro Pemartin from Spain shares his story about how he, as a European emergency doctor, was confronted with his ignorance about malaria when he faced the harsh reality in Sierra Leone. In a series of columns, Alvaro wants to reflect on the perception of malaria among western health professionals. Read his first column 'What do health professionals in Europe know about malaria? ‘Part I: European statistics’ here
 
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Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance

October 11, 2013 - 09:38 -- MESA Alliance
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MESA is dedicated to advancing the science of malaria eradication. Other disease eradication efforts, past and present, have taught us the critical role of research and development. Other disease eradication efforts, past and present, have taught us the critical role of research and development.

MESA highlights and shares research, programme and policy developments relevant for elimination from all over the malaria community. Read MESA's latest posts here.

Treatments in remote areas urgent to meet Millennium Development Goals

April 11, 2014 - 15:34 -- Debora Miranda

Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) is a strategy that enables those living beyond the reach of health facilities to access lifesaving treatments. It should be a national priority and an integral part of national health sector plans, a recent symposium in Ghana has concluded.

New: MESA operational research grants start activities

April 10, 2014 - 22:15 -- MESA Alliance

New operational research projects in malaria elimination will start this April, after being selected for funding through MESA. The MESA operational research portfolio includes: proof-of-concept of novel vector control and diagnostic tools, use of mapping technologies for surveillance and tailored response, and mobile phone applications for hard to reach populations. Urban, rural and forest settings are addressed. The projects are summarised here.

Job: deputy director malaria & child survival department at PSI

April 10, 2014 - 20:30 -- MalariaWorld Jobs
 
Organisation: PSI
Location: Washington DC, USA
 
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.

Column: What do health professionals in Europe know about malaria? ‘Part I: European statistics’

April 10, 2014 - 20:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Four years ago, after working for six years as a hospital and pre-hospital emergency doctor in Spain, I accepted a position as a remote site doctor in Sierra Leone. Until then malaria was an obscure, almost phantasmagorical, condition to me.

Open access Cochrane Reviews of malaria interventions

April 8, 2014 - 15:42 -- Dee Walshe

Hello,

Recently, we at the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) have published several systematic reviews of malaria interventions which may be of interest to Malaria World members. Each of the reviews are open access and are listed below:

• Mass drug administration for malaria

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008846.pub2/abstract

• Larvivorous fish for preventing malaria transmission

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