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Virtual Keystone Symposium 'Drug Discovery in Africa', June 5, 2019

A panel of experts will discuss opportunities and challenges in drug discovery research in African countries. The discussion will be broadcast on June 5th 2019 followed by live Q&A with the panellists. Questions can be submitted during the broadcast via Twitter or the chat room, or in advance when registering for the event.

The panel is organised by Keystone Symposia.

Registration is free.

Read more here.


 

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Request for Proposals: Humanitarian Grand Challenge

Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge seeks life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict. Key focus areas are safe water and sanitation, energy, life-saving information, and health products and services. Final submissions are due on Tuesday 16 July 2019 at 11:00 am Eastern Time.
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5th International Conference on Malaria Vaccines for the World (MVW 2019)

The 5th International conference on Malaria Vaccines for the World (MVW) was held on May 8-10 at the University of Oxford, UK. The current status of new technologies, vaccine candidates, clinical trials and the RTS,S implementation studies were discussed during three intensive days, and here you can read coverage of each session from the MESA Correspondents.  
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First malaria vaccine in Africa

A potential new tool for child health and improved malaria prevention
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Call for Proposals on Intervention Effectiveness

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) at The Task Force for Global Health is currently soliciting proposals for operational and implementation research to improve the effectiveness of interventions used in the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Deadline for submission is July 31, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT.
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Panel Discussion: Eliminating Malaria: evidence, impact, and policy

LSHTM Malaria Centre, together with the Malaria Consortium and the Wellcome Trust, will host an evening panel discussion as part of this year’s ongoing World Malaria Day campaign on Tuesday 30 April 2019.
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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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Malaria DREAM challenge using computational models

The Malaria DREAM Challenge is open to anyone interested in developing computational models to address problems in malaria. The goal is to predict the changing biology of Artemisinin-resistant malaria parasites.
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Call for proposals in health systems research

Health Systems Research Initiative Call 6: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries. The closing date for the 'foundation grants' is 30 May 2019. 
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World Malaria Day at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hosts this one-day scientific symposium on April 25th, 2019. It includes presentations from leading researchers, a lunch-time poster session and opportunities for trainees to interact with established malaria researchers.
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Request for proposals: Innovative finance mechanism for malaria elimination

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) has opened a request for proposals (RFP) in Innovative Finance Mechanism for Malaria Elimination. The deadline for applications is April 17th 2019.
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MOOC on Medical Entomology organized by Institut Pasteur

Which mosquitoes transmit the parasites responsible for malaria? Is the Asian tiger mosquito vector of the Zika virus? How is the transmission from vectors to humans and from humans to vector? Here are some of the questions that will find answers in the MOOC Pasteur "Medical Entomology", starting March 18th, 2019.
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Virtual Keystone Symposium: "Mosquito-Borne Diseases: From Long-Time Foes to Emerging Threats"

Join this free e-panel on mosquito-borne diseases featuring live Q&A with the panellists and additional expert guests on February 27th, 2019.
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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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MESA co-hosting a critical global gathering in response to the latest disease reality and future innovation and financing needs

The MESA Alliance is set to co-host an invite-only scientific symposium entitled, “Innovate for Collective Impact to End Malaria,” on Friday, January 11, 2019, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, USA. Its core objective is to frame a response to the 2018 World Malaria Report and to develop innovative approaches to collectively bridge critical issues in malaria eradication spanning research, financing, and implementation.
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Postgraduate Course: Capacity Building in Malaria with a Focus on E-Learning

The 5th edition of the Malaria Course with a Focus on E-Learning will take place from March 25th to April 19th, 2019, in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Registrations are open until January 15th, 2019.
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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].