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Malaria fighter Bart Knols winner of the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award 2018

December 10, 2018 - 09:30 -- Malaria World

We are proud to inform you that MalariaWorld's Bart Knols has won the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award 2018 for his work in the fight against malaria.

Malaria fighter Bart Knols winner of the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award 2018

Brightlands, 6 December 2018

Dr. Bart Knols, MSc (1965, Meerssen) is a medical entomologist affiliated with Radboud University in Nijmegen, and an author and entrepreneur who has been working on the fight against malaria for many years. Bart Knols is working on the development of an inexpensive trapping system that can exterminate malaria mosquitoes sustainably and without the use of insecticides.

The jury report describes Bart Knols as “a man with a passion for the most urgent global problems”. The sustainable way Knols chooses to rid the world of malaria is what held particular appeal for the jury; his method will undoubtedly also be applicable to other infectious tropical diseases in the future. According to the jury, Knols’ intrinsic motivation, his connection to all of the knowledge available worldwide - not the least of which includes his ties to the local population - and his perseverance are qualities that make him the ideal match for the work done by Marc Cornelissen and that being carried out at Brightlands.

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Submitted by William Jobin on

Bart that is an honor that you have truly earned over the years.  Both you and Inga have made extraordinary contributions to the fight against malaria.  And Happy Holidays to you as well.


William Jobin Director of Blue Nile Associates

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Submitted by Olajoju Soniran on

Bart, this is a well deserved honor. You and Inga had impacted meaningfully on the platform of MalariaWorld.
More grease to your elbow.
Congratulations Bart! Congratulations Inga! Congratulations MalariaWorld!

Soniran O.T.(PhD)

Submitted by Anton Alexander on

Well done, Bart. You are an inspiration for many. All the very best.