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Time for action: about malaria, poverty and travel

October 19, 2021 - 13:58 -- Malaria World

 

As a community of malaria professionals, we are committed to ridding the world of a disease that causes suffering in many low and middle income countries (LMIC). At the same time, our collective air travel contributes to climate change that has major health consequences and disproportionally impacts LMICs and vulnerable groups. Here, we propose the ‘Thoughtful Travel’ approach to improve the sustainability of our work.

WHO - Mekong Malaria Elimination: epidemiology summary, volume 14, April–June 2021

October 12, 2021 - 14:52 -- Malaria World

From April to June 2021, countries in the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) reported 12 454 malaria cases.

Cambodia
Cambodia reported 596 cases, a 74% decrease compared to the same time period in 2020. P. falciparum + mixed cases and P. vivax constituted 10% and 90% of cases, respectively.

China (Yunnan Province)
Yunnan reported 47 P. vivax cases and 0 P. falciparum + mixed cases. Among those, no indigenous cases were reported.

NEWS: WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children at risk

October 6, 2021 - 17:55 -- Malaria World

Historic RTS,S/AS01 recommendation can reinvigorate the fight against malaria

6 October 2021 News release Geneva

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The recommendation is based on results from an ongoing pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has reached more than 800 000 children since 2019.

VectorBase: Seeking Anopheles gambiae complex population dynamics data

September 24, 2021 - 17:10 -- Malaria World


Understanding the population dynamics of Anopheles gambiae, the dominant malaria vector across Africa, requires time series data on mosquito abundance at different sites. This project seeks to collect raw trap count data from many different contributors, collate it in a public database, and make it available for visualization and download via an unrestricted, open access web interface. In this way, a little data from many diverse contributors can add up to a comprehensive resource for all.

Global health experts share findings from year-long “Rethinking malaria” consultation

September 9, 2021 - 17:01 -- Malaria World

World Health Organization, 3 September 2021

In 2017, WHO warned that the global response to malaria had reached a crossroads. After 15 years of success in global malaria control, progress had levelled off, and many countries with a high burden of the disease were losing ground.

Watch the recorded public webinar "Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID-19"

September 9, 2021 - 16:11 -- Malaria World

Watch below the recording of this webinar. Findings from the year-long "Rethinking Malaria" global consultation will be shared along with lessons learned from elimination countries and discussions related to research perspectives; public policy, political, and advocacy perspectives; and programmatic perspectives.

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