This week is special for us at MalariaWorld. It is the first time that we announce a call for applications on the platform. It comes from the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA). MESA is accepting proposals in the field of health system's readiness and measurement of transmission. Read all about the grant application procedures here. Please keep the deadline for submission in mind: 21 August.
Also this week a special editorial written by Dr. Manuel Lluberas, who makes a strong argument for stepping up efforts in the fight against malaria. But also that we should get the right people at the helm of operations and that passive methods (like bednets) should become augmented which much more active approaches (like IRS) in a more serious manner. Read his views here.
What would you do if the phone in your office would ring and your president (or a president of country X if you live in a non-endemic country) would ask you to meet and provide him with a definitive solution for the malaria problem in that country. Would you stop after suggesting nets? Or after adding residual spraying? Knowing that these are temporary and partial solutions only? What would you add?
Enjoy this week's MalariaWorld - the MW team.