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October 15, 2021 - 11:52 -- Ingeborg van Schayk




What if...

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Podcast: Malaria parasites mutate and have ability to evade RDTs, rapid diagnostic tests

October 14, 2021 - 20:19 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #3 | 15 October 2021: Results from a large study in Ethiopia showed that P. falciparum malaria parasites have mutated and have the worrisome ability to avoid being detected by the widely used RDTs.

P. vivax Malaria Recurrence and Human Nature

October 13, 2021 - 17:03 -- Miles Markus

People who did not believe the non-reinfection, non-circulating merozoite-related P. vivax malarial recurrence concept [explained here:] are now quietly starting to echo it.

However, it is interesting to note that this has directly or indirectly been done by the authors of some papers while studiously avoiding inclusion of any reference to where the idea (prediction) came from in the first place, thereby revealing their true colours.

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 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.

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.

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.

New from MESA: 1st Virtual and 7th PAMCA Conference & Exhibition 2021 - Day 2

September 23, 2021 - 13:51 -- MESA Alliance


MESA Correspondents bring you cutting-edge coverage from the 1st Virtual and 7th PAMCA Conference & Exhibition 2021

Day 2: Tuesday, 21st September 2021

Plenary Session 2: Challenges of vector control in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa: innovating new solutions for vector-borne disease elimination

New from MESA: 1st Virtual and 7th PAMCA Conference & Exhibition 2021 - Day 1

September 23, 2021 - 11:41 -- MESA Alliance


MESA Correspondents bring you cutting-edge coverage from the 1st Virtual and 7th PAMCA Conference & Exhibition 2021

Day 1: Monday, 20th September 2021

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address

Podcast: Scientists Discover New Targets for Transmission-Blocking Vaccines

September 16, 2021 - 09:17 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #1 | 17 September 2021: We're used to thinking of vaccines for individual protection. But what about a malaria jab to protect the mosquito? Learn more about transmission-blocking vaccines for malaria, and the parasite proteins that could be used in one.

Partnerships - what MalariaWorld can do for you

September 10, 2021 - 07:36 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

At MalariaWorld we work with partners. One of the advantages of partnering with MalariaWorld is that we use our 20+ years of knowledge, skills, and experience as well as our entire MalariaWorld network to get information across to more than 11.000 malaria professionals in 140 countries. How do we do that? Well, sometimes we just partner for a certain event such as with MIM, PAMCA, or the First Malaria World Congress.

New Plasmodium vivax Biology

September 10, 2021 - 01:41 -- Miles Markus

In 2012, the following remark appeared in the Journal of Travel Medicine (reference 44 in the publication for which the link is provided below):

"Malariologists need to reassess the conventional view that plasmodial habitats in humans are only liver and blood and be more open to the concept of there perhaps being additional parasite reservoirs."

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.

Watch the MESA Webinar 4 - How to Tackle the Challenge of Insecticide and Drug Resistance with Innovative Approaches

September 9, 2021 - 14:52 -- MESA Alliance

Watch below the recorded webinar "How to Tackle the Challenge of Insecticide and Drug Resistance with Innovative Approaches" with Alfred Amambua-Ngwa and Nathalie Amvongo Adjia, moderated by Abdoulaye Djimdé.


Johns Hopkins Malaria Minute

September 9, 2021 - 11:28 -- Johns Hopkins


'Eliminating malaria through science' is the mission of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Comprised of world-class scientists, a community-based research program in malaria-prone regions, and a spirit of interdisciplinary investigation, the institute generates transformative scientific results leading us closer to a malaria-free world.

Artemisia afra, alcohol and tuberculosis

September 6, 2021 - 19:19 -- Pierre Lutgen

African medical doctors have discovered that infusions of Artemisia afra administered during 20 days definitely and totally cured tuberculosis, even for patients where drugs administred in conformity with the WHO protocol had failed. We quote one of their papers hereafter, but they have run dozens of similar successfull treatments in several countries of the region of the Great Lakes in Africa.

How Pakistan has kept up its fight against malaria amid the Covid-19 pandemic

September 2, 2021 - 16:14 -- Malaria World

By APLMA, 16 August 2021

In December 2020, with Pakistan in the grips of the pandemic, 8,000 volunteers in the country’s restive tribal region managed to distribute nearly 1.5 million mosquito nets to more than half a million households in the country’s remote tribal areas without contracting a single known case of COVID-19. How they did it offers a valuable lesson about how health authorities, by collaborating with communities and other stakeholders, can keep new health threats from disrupting the ongoing battle against other life-threatening diseases, including malaria.

Volunteer as a MESA Correspondent to report from the 2021 virtual PAMCA Conference & Exhibition

September 1, 2021 - 16:44 -- MESA Alliance


Are you interested in malaria research? Would you like to improve your writing skills? Would you like to attend the PAMCA Conference for free? Here is your opportunity: volunteer as MESA Correspondent to report from the 2021 virtual PAMCA Conference and Exhibition!

Malaria control must consider the complex lives of mosquitoes

August 19, 2021 - 14:32 -- Fredros Okumu

By Fredros Okumu, 19 August 2021

MOSQUITOES spread diseases to millions of people around the world, yet they remain poorly understood by most. Studying their biology and behaviors can help us combat, and eventually eliminate, dangerous diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.


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