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MESA launches new website and knowledge management tools

In collaboration with MantaRay Media, MESA has developed a new website complete with accessible knowledge management tools.

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Bill Gates address at the House of Lords

On Monday 10 November Bill Gates will be making the case for aid to an audience made up of UK policy makers and leaders from British business, the media and scientific world – and you can be involved! Hosted by the Speaker of the House of Lords in the Queen’s Robing Room, Bill Gates will celebrate Britain’s historic role in international development, improving and saving the lives of millions. He will speak in particular about global immunisation, Ebola and his vision for eradicating the deadliest disease in human history – malaria.

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MESA on MalariaWorld

Dear Readers,

We are very excited to be connecting with you through MalariaWorld. The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance – MESA - will feature the ever growing evidence base in malaria elimination, from science, to lessons learned, and policy.

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MESA opens call for proposals

The MESA grants will support operational research on preventing the spread, or reintroduction, of malaria transmission between neighboring areas, or from hotspots/pockets of transmission.

Proposals must address innovative approaches to reach zero malaria transmission, or to prevent the reintroduction of malaria, in a specific zone which has neighboring areas where transmission still occurs; e.g. within district, at subnational level, between island and mainland, or at cross-border areas.

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Keystone Symposia Meeting on The Science of Malaria Eradication

Date: Sunday, 2 February 2014 - Friday, 7 February 2014 Location: Mérida (Yucatán) México Scientific Organizers: Pedro L. Alonso, Chetan E. Chitnis and Lee Hall Organized in collaboration with MESA – Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance
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WHO/PAHO honours malaria champions in the Americas

On 6 November 2013, WHO/ PAHO honoured initiatives from three malaria-endemic countries with the 'Malaria Champions of the Americas Awards'. The Malaria Champions of the Americas awards were given to Colombia (Colombia Malaria Project), the Dominican Republic (National Center for Control of Tropical Diseases), and Brazil (Secretariat of Health of the State of Acre). The Malaria Champions of the Americas was launched in 2008 to identify, celebrate and inspire excellence in efforts to fight the disease.

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Audio: Outstanding ASTMH presentations relevant to malaria elimination: 1

Did you miss unmissable presentations at this year's ASTMH? Listen here!
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Audio: Outstanding ASTMH presentations relevant to malaria elimination: 2

Did you miss unmissable presentations at this year's ASTMH? Listen here!
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Background reading Keystone Symposium The Science of Malaria Eradication, February 2-7, 2014 Mexico

Find the background reading for the Keystone Symposium here, for those long hours in the plane!
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Towards malaria elimination: innovative tools for malaria surveillance in Cambodia

The Malaria Consortium has published 'Moving towards malaria elimination: developing innovative tools for malaria surveillance in Cambodia' as part of their 'Learning Paper' series.

The paper describes the collaborative, systems approach to real-time malaria data for direct action. Including village malaria workers, a malaria information system, and referrals. See page 20 & 21 for challenges and 12 lessons learned.

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Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: conclusions and recommendations of the September 2013 meeting

The Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the World Health Organization held its fourth meeting in Geneva, Switzerland from 11 to 13 September, 2013. This article provides a summary of the discussions, conclusions and recommendations from that meeting. MESA is partnering with Global Malaria Programme to disseminate the report.
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Kick-off to the 'The science of malaria eradication' Keystone Symposia

 

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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'It always seems impossible until it is done' – Nelson Mandela

 

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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If malaria elimination is a stable state, how do we get there?

 

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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Imperfect tools applied to control malaria may still lead to remarkable results

 

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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We should take on the job to eradicate malaria

 

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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Audio: New Strategies & Tools Targeting Malaria Transmission

Did you miss the unmissable science at the ASTMH conference last November? Listen now to the session on 'New Strategies & Tools Targeting Malaria Transmission'.

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Free International Innovation publication with special focus on malaria

International Innovation, has recently published an edition called 'Parasites of poverty: how international research is tackling the global threat of tropical disease'. In this edition there is a special focus on malaria: 'break the life cycle stop the spread."
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MESA operational research grants start activities

New operational research projects in malaria elimination will start this April, after being selected for funding through MESA. The MESA operational research portfolio includes: proof-of-concept of novel vector control and diagnostic tools, use of mapping technologies for surveillance and tailored response, and mobile phone applications for hard to reach populations. Urban, rural and forest settings are addressed.
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Launch of the MESA Alliance YouTube channel

The MESA Alliance YouTube Channel highlights great lectures, R&D, and lessons from malaria programmes from all over the malaria community. The channel adds another tool to MESA's function of highlighting great science from the community to the community. Browse the various playlists from 'Basic Science' to 'Eradication Strategies', and subscribe to the channel so you receive notifications when new content is posted. Please send video suggestions to MESA@isglobal.org.