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Last week at MalariaWorld: Our journal has entered its 6th volume!

January 22, 2015 - 22:30 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

There are two reasons to celebrate at MalariaWorld at the start of 2015. First, we have started the 6th volume of the MalariaWorld Journal, and the first article was published last week. That first article is interesting and exciting at the same time. We not often read about biological control of anopheline larvae beyond the use of the bacillus Bti, but this article focuses on a nematode for larval control. And not just in some lab, but large-scale production in Benin. This shows that there are great initiatives out there to develop non-chemical approaches for malaria vector control, and we are proud to support this. Read the article by Thiery Alavo and colleagues by clicking here. Remember that you need to log in in order to have access to the pdf of this article.

This week we also feature a column by Alvaro Pemartin and we really encourage you to read it (click here). It challenges us to think why we pay attention to certain health problems and not others. Why ebola draws all the global attention and malaria not. Perfect food for thought!

Finally, it is paytime, which we celebrate. In the poll that has been running for some time we asked you if you would be willing to pay $ 10 per year to enjoy our services that have been free for a full five years. 52% of the 245 respondees said they would not mind contributing a small amount.

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Submitted by Clive Shiff on

Bart, Inga and the Team: The success of MalariaWorld is really a product of your teamwork and your energy. It provides a real point of contact for all of us globally interested in malaria, so much so that the size and breadth of your membership and readership is the validation. You provide what we all need and that is a forum where one can express ideas and get more or less instant feedback, where we speak to our colleagues and our critics and listen and where real issues in the control of malaria are expressed and confronted. One can go on, but I want to keep this accolade brief. My heartiest congratulations! you have harnessed the web in a realistic manner to help all of us confront this horrific disease.

Clive Shiff