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Joining forces to develop an innovative malaria vector control strategy: ivermectin mass drug administration

Academia, donors, civil society and industry met to discuss the concept of ivermectin mass drug administration for malaria transmission control and explore the potential for collaboration.
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A conversation with Dr Miriam Laufer and Dr Lauren Cohee

Dr Miriam K Laufer and Dr Lauren M Cohee are paediatric infectious disease specialists based at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, with a primary research interest in malaria and global child health. In this interview, they shared their knowledge and experience around novel chemoprevention strategies for malaria, focusing on school-based malaria interventions.
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A conversation with Prof Clara Menéndez

Prof Clara Menéndez is the Director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative and Programme at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). She has devoted most of her career to describing key determinants of maternal newborn and reproductive health problems and to design and test new interventions. We asked her some questions about her research interests and the projects she is involved with nowadays.
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“Le Futur est Rose”- The Future is Pink: Disrupting gender bias in malaria science, a conversation.

Meet the women who are changing the gender narrative in malaria science. During a thought-provoking conversation between MESA and the “Women In Malaria Initiative” (WiM) we take a closer look at the current realities of women working in malaria science.
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Is Ivermectin Safe during Pregnancy?

A systematic review and meta-analysis led by ISGlobal concludes that there is not sufficient evidence to support the safety of ivermectin administration among pregnant women.
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Conferences without walls

Do you want to know more about the MESA Correspondents program? How it works, which is the task of the Correspondents, how to apply... Find all the answers to these questions and some insights into the program in this blog, cross-posted on the MESA website, the Keystone Symposia website and MalariaWorld. 
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Meet the MESA Correspondents that will cover the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame"

Solomon and Maya will be the MESA Correspondents that will cover the science and discussions from the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame", which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 30 - November 2, 2019. Summaries will be posted online on the Keystone Symposia Keypoint Blog, the MESA Correspondents page and on MalariaWorld.
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Meet the MESA Correspondents that will cover the 6th Annual PAMCA Conference

Nathalie Amvongo Adjia, Joanna Furnival-Adams, Teresia Njoroge and Trizah Koyi are the four MESA Correspondents that will cover the science and discussions from the 6th Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Annual Conference, which will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on September 23rd - 25th, 2019. Summaries will be posted online on the conference website, the MESA Correspondents page and on MalariaWorld.
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The long term bet on innovation for malaria

This article has been written by Matiana González-Silva and Regina Rabinovich, Coordinator and Director, respectively, of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at ISGlobal.
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WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication publishes findings

The WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme) was created in 2016 to advise the WHO on future scenarios for malaria, including whether eradication was feasible. Over three years, the members of the SAGme have analysed past trends and reviewed future projections of the factors and determinants that underpin malaria. The executive summary sets out the key conclusions and recommendations developed over three-years.
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Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

On 22nd May 2019, Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.
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First malaria vaccine in Africa

A potential new tool for child health and improved malaria prevention
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Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

On April 23rd, the Government of Malawi launched the world’s first malaria vaccine pilot programme. Together with Ghana and Kenya, which will also introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks, the RTS,S vaccine will be made available to children up to 2 years of age, testing a new promising tool to be added to the already existing tools in an effort to get the malaria response back on track.
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Open consultation on WHO prioritization framework for the R&D of malaria health products

WHO is undertaking a consultative process to solicit inputs into a prioritization framework for the research and development (R&D) of malaria health products. A draft report “Analysis of Malaria R&D Priorities” identifies five key challenges that represent threats or barriers to achieving the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 goals. This early copy of the report is being shared at a time when WHO is exploring how best to guide and support the development of priority solutions to meet public health needs.
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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 5

 

This MESA Correspondents report has moved to its new home in the MESA Resource Hub. 

 

Read it [here], and browse reports from other relevant meetings [here].

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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 4

 

This MESA Correspondents report has moved to its new home in the MESA Resource Hub. 

 

Read it [here], and browse reports from other relevant meetings [here].

 

 

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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 3

 

This MESA Correspondents report has moved to its new home in the MESA Resource Hub. 

 

Read it [here], and browse reports from other relevant meetings [here].

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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 2

 

This MESA Correspondents report has moved to its new home in the MESA Resource Hub. 

 

Read it [here], and browse reports from other relevant meetings [here].

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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 1

 

This MESA Correspondents report has moved to its new home in the MESA Resource Hub. 

 

Read it [here], and browse reports from other relevant meetings [here].

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Daily post from MIM 2018: Opening Ceremony

 

This MESA Correspondents report has moved to its new home in the MESA Resource Hub. 

 

Read it [here], and browse reports from other relevant meetings [here].