The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking volunteers as MESA Correspondents to report from the online MESA Webinars: Science for Malaria Impact. The webinars will be held every first Wednesday of the month starting in May until December and will last 1h starting at 2:00 pm CEST.
Immunologists, social scientists, epidemiologists, clinicians, data collectors, pathologists, community engagement specialists, entomologists, policy-makers, and many others are all innovating to defeat malaria... MESA will bring this community of innovators together and celebrate a series of monthly discussions: the MESA Webinars to showcase the work of malaria-endemic researchers.
Next webinar to be covered is MESA Webinar 3 - Integrating Genomics into the Malaria Interventions Toolbox.
The MESA Correspondent volunteers report on the latest in malaria research from conferences around the world. The synopses are shared online, enabling people who could not attend the meeting to read about the latest advances. Readers can also receive the reports in their inbox by subscribing to the MESA newsletter. The MESA Correspondents Programme is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.
Previous examples include:
- 1st Women in Malaria (WiM) Conference 2021
- Virtual Keystone Symposia "Malaria in the Era of COVID-19"
- ASTMH 2020 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
- BioMalPar 2020 - Virtual
The application to become a MESA Correspondent for the MESA Webinars: Malaria 360 Degrees consists of:
- Curriculum vitae
- Motivation statement (100-word limit) indicating which areas of malaria you have knowledge of
- Synopsis of one of these videos (200-word limit)
- Investigating the magnitude and drivers of residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar, speaker: Khamis Haji, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program, Tanzania link
- Protective efficacy of a spatial repellent against malaria infections in children: recent evidence from a clinical trial in Indonesia, speaker: Din Syafruddin, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia, link
- Tracking the local and regional spread of Plasmodium falciparum in low transmission settings of Africa, link
- Reactive case detection with targeted mass drug administration: Interrupting malaria transmission and achieving elimination beyond intervention areas in northwestern Peru, link
The opportunity to be a correspondent is open to everyone, and students from the malaria field especially are encouraged to apply. Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org asap and July 4, 2021. MESA Correspondents will be chosen by the MESA team based on the quality of the applications.