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Volunteer opportunity with MESA

March 8, 2018 - 16:14 -- MESA Alliance

MESA is seeking 3 volunteer MESA Correspondents to report from the 2018 MIM conference in Dakar, Senegal.

The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) works with partners to report on the latest in malaria research from conferences around the world. By disseminating short synopses online, people who could not attend the meeting are also informed about the current advances. ‘MESA Correspondents’ are volunteers who write short synopses of selected presentations. The MESA team provides editorial support and disseminates the reports online. Previous examples include:

  • International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research, Brazil, 2017, example
  • Keystone Symposium, Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication, Uganda 2017, example
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 2017, example
  • Keystone Symposium, The Science of Malaria Eradication, Mexico 2014, example
  • Find all synopses from MESA Correspondents linked here

MESA is currently seeking MESA Correspondents. The application consists of:

  1. Motivation statement (100 word limit)
  2. Synopsis of one of these videos (200 word limit)
  1. Tracking the local and regional spread of Plasmodium falciparum in low transmission settings of Africa, link
  2. Reactive case detection with targeted mass drug administration: Interrupting malaria transmission and achieving elimination beyond intervention areas in northwestern Peru, link
  3. Country-driven and country-owned: the E-2020 initiative, link
  1. Your area(s) of expertise:
  • Clinical research
  • Epidemiology
  • Health systems
  • Immunology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Parasite biology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Policy
  • Product development
  • Programme implementation
  • Social sciences
  • Surveillance
  • Vector biology
  • Other, please describe

Please send applications to by March 16th 2018. Three MESA Correspondents will be chosen by the MESA team based on the quality of applications and areas of expertise. Selected MESA Correspondents will be helped to defray conference costs of up to 1,000 USD. Only the applicants who are chosen will be notified.