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Last week at MalariaWorld: Report Jerusalem meeting and Cochrane reviews...

July 24, 2014 - 21:50 -- Bart G.J. Knols
This week we publish the full report of the Jerusalem meeting that was held from 8-12 December 2013. In it all the details (and fireworks!) that hopefully will arouse interest from the broader malaria community. If we are to eliminate and eventually eradicate malaria the report contains opinionated views that will surely be of interest to our readers...
 
Last week's column on passive transportation of mosquitoes in public transport was a very well-read contribution with 799 reads. Comments were quite a few. Now, wouldn't you like to see your voice, ideas, views, or opinions viewed by almost 800 malaria professionals within a week? Send us your story to info@malariaworld.org and we will help you publish it. Moreover, your story will be send out to 8400 professionals around the world, in the weekly newsletter that goes out by email... If you want to talk to the global malaria community, then MalariaWorld is the place to be. So let's hear from you...
 
This week's column is again highly thought-provoking. From the hand of Dr. Manuel Lluberas who writes in an intriguing way about historical malaria control and the holy Cochrane reviews we all read today. Tell us what you think about that!
 
For those having a vacation this month or in August, here's a suggestion: Read the new book by James Webb Jr. titled: The long struggle against malaria in tropical Africa. I have nearly finished it, but can very highly recommend it! This is an excellent book that should be read by us all...it will give you a lot to think about. I will review it during my vacation and you will read the review in the MalariaWorld Journal. Better still, buy it before then. You will not regret it!
 
 
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Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance

October 11, 2013 - 09:38 -- MESA Alliance
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MESA (the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance) follows-up on the malERA agenda and provides a dedicated platform for the community in order to accelerate the translation of the science of malaria eradication for impact.
 

With the community, MESA monitors progress and takes the next steps to advance the science of malaria eradication. MESA reviews existing evidence and supports projects on research questions critical to malaria eradication. For more information, please visit www.mesamalaria.org.

Read MESA's latest posts here.

Event: Call for abstracts for symposium on the efficacy, benefits and challenges of DDT alternatives in malaria vector control

July 31, 2014 - 18:38 -- MalariaWorld Events

 

Dear Sir or Madam

The Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) is a professional body comprised of mosquito control and research professionals from Africa and beyond. The overall objective of the organization is to promote control of and research on mosquitoes and to disseminate information on the bionomics of mosquitoes and related subjects across Africa and worldwide. PAMCA is organising its first Annual Conference in Nairobi from 6 to 8 October 2014 at Panari Hotel.

Column: Will the current global malaria programme pass a Cochrane Review?

July 24, 2014 - 21:12 -- Bart G.J. Knols
The column below was contributed by Dr. Manuel Lluberas.
 
Public health entomology was an exciting career during the latter part of the 19th Century and the first half of the 20th Century. During those years, the “let’s go” attitude of a number of public health entomologists made significant strides against vector-borne diseases like malaria and yellow fever. Their discoveries were so significant and earth-shattering that they were recognized by their peers, their governments and the world and continue to amaze many in the public health arena. Some were even recognized and rewarded with Nobel Prizes...

Link to WHO to advise on their global malaria strategy

July 22, 2014 - 16:30 -- William Jobin

Dear Friends with experience in malaria control in Africa,

On my previous blog I explained that WHO needs your comments,
but I left out the link. Try this:

http://who.int/malaria/areas/global_technical_strategy/online_consultati...

And please give them your advice, they need it, and in fact are asking for it!

Bill

WHO needs your comments on their malaria strategy

July 18, 2014 - 17:01 -- William Jobin

To their credit, WHO is proposing to revise their global malaria strategy, and have a 16 member Steering Committee who will take comments for the next few weeks.

However, I was devastated to read in the biographies of their Steering Committee that not one of them has field experience in fighting malaria in Africa!

So if you have ANY experience in fighting malaria in Africa, especially if you work for MOH malaria control programs, or perhaps with the US PMI, or with RBM, please comment on their proposed strategy. You are the people who know what is really needed.

Planes, trains and vehicles: The neglected role of passive transportation!

July 17, 2014 - 20:27 -- Bart G.J. Knols
I still remember the day ten years ago in a workshop in Sudan on the establishment of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) project for the control of An. arabiensis in northern Sudan. The discussion was mainly about the isolation of the area, in the middle of which old Prof. Osman Abdelnour, chief entomologist of Sudan who passed away two weeks ago, raised his hand and hardly pulled his body from the chair and asked: and what about passive transportation?...

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