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Event: Sustaining the [Malaria] Gains - a MasterClass with Profs. Thomas Churcher & Ellie Sherrard Smith 

October 8, 2021 - 12:55 -- MalariaWorld Events


Episode XXXI: Thursday, October 14th 2021, starting 2.00 pm EAT

Ifakara MasterClasses in Public Health & Medical Entomology. Hosted by Fredros Okumu (Ifakara) & Sheila Ogoma (CHAI)

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.

Saponins, tuberculosis and malaria

October 4, 2021 - 16:58 -- Pierre Lutgen

A team of medical doctors in Nord Kivu discovered that Artemisia afra infusions were very efficient in the therapy of tuberculosis patients.

   Daddy B, Lutgen P, Gisenya P. Breakthrough against tuberculosis: high efficacy of Artemisia afra infusions. Pharm Pharmacol Int J. 2021;9(2):58‒62. DOI: 10.15406/ppij.2021.09.00328

Some other plants are also known to have an antituberculosis effect. For example, Entada abyssinica, a Fabaceae, rich in saponins was found to be be very efficient in vitro against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Event: 7th Future of Malaria Research Symposium - free virtual event

October 4, 2021 - 12:47 -- MalariaWorld Events


Submit abstracts for the future of malaria research symposium: deadline October 17

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute hosts the 7th Future of Malaria Research Symposium on November 12. Students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists are encouraged to submit abstracts to be considered for a short or long talk by October 17.

Podcast: Preventing Malaria During the Rainy Season

October 1, 2021 - 19:08 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #2 | 01 October 2021: A new trial investigates whether drugs or vaccines – or a combination of both – are most effective at preventing malaria during the seasonal period, and the WHO’s malaria director considers the current situation in malaria eradication.

A cry for help!

September 29, 2021 - 18:59 -- Ingeborg van Schayk


Today you will not receive a regular MalariaWorld Newsletter. Why? Because I would like to ask your attention for an urgent matter.

We have to build a new MalariaWorld platform because the current platform is 12 years old and it won’t last forever. We need € 20.000 to make this happen. I am convinced that with your help we can. That's why I need to ask you for a generous donation.

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.

Plasmodium vivax: Relapses or Recrudescences?

September 24, 2021 - 03:10 -- Miles Markus

For the past 40 years, we have readily ascribed recurrences of Plasmodium vivax malaria to hypnozoite activation.

But during this 40-year period, we have been completely unaware that there are extremely large numbers of merozoites (compared to only a few hypnozoites) hiding outside the peripheral bloodstream – not only sequestered but happily multiplying extravascularly in tissues.


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