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Last week at MalariaWorld: KEMRI Wellcome Trust congrats and more!

August 14, 2014 - 20:00 -- Bart G.J. Knols

2014 is the 25th anniversary of the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme. To mark the anniversary they have produced two very short films. To watch these please follow these links: The first film at goo.gl/9GrGJy shows some of our work and features programme researchers talking about their vision of science in Africa. The second at goo.gl/P3QUjO shows how Kenyan researchers have discovered the secret of HAPPYness! 

We hope you will enjoy the films and join KWTRP in celebrating their 25 anniversary. Please do forward the video links to all your friends and colleagues who are interested in science in Africa. 

More information on the programme can be found at http://www.kemri-wellcome.org/ and on twitter @KEMRIW or @kevinmarsh8

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Submitted by Clive Shiff (not verified) on

Hi editorial folk: I have not seen the MJ article by David Nygren and others (Nygren et al. Malaria Journal 2014, 13:231
http://www.malariajournal.com/content/13/1/231) reported in the Malaria World list (it came out about 3 weeks ago). It relates to the measurement of dew point in the air through the use of MODIS satellites and the association of this information with incidence of malaria measures in high moderate and low transmission areas, in Southern Zambia. I would like to see what others think about this as it may help defining potential and actual "hot spots" of transmission.

Submitted by Clive Shiff (not verified) on

Following Bill Jobin's mention that WHO should adopt a generalist policy, I see a much more specific role for the Organisation should, Pedro decide to bite the bullet. This would be to move to coordinate information and promote specific strategies for each nation that has a political desire to control malaria. Lets keep the discussion focused: there is no magic bullet for a bunch of expats to deliver. There has to be a planned public health approach, and it needs to be synchronized with the donors as well as each national government. There are currently several important donors, that act almost independently but there is a need to coordinate their efforts with the level of input from the endemic country. Who better to do this dispassionately but WHO. Who can put emphasis on the nature and development on the local health infrastructure than WHO. Pedro! it is up to you to converse with leaders of the various donors so that it will be possible to synchronise efforts and resources. This is the way forward, not with aphorisms, but with strategy.