Updates

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Call to share data on P.vivax for freely available tool

Cross-sectional surveys needed for P. vivax endemicity map update
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Brought to you by MESA: ASTMH webcasts on the 'Global Technical Strategy for Malaria and the Global Malaria Action Plan 2'

Thanks to the collaboration of ASTMH, ImageAV and presenters, MESA is sharing various webcasts from malaria elimination session at ASTMH in New Orleans. Click here to watch and listen to 'The Global Technical Strategy for Malaria & the Global Malaria Action Plan 2' session. Speakers include Pedro Alonso, Eric Mouzin, David Brandling-Bennett, Richard Cibulskis and discussion with the audience.

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Send your malaria stories to GMAP2

RBM invites the malaria community to get involved with shaping the second Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP2). GMAP2 will position malaria in the post-2015 agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Guidance on temporary malaria control measures in Ebola-affected countries

Malaria is a prevalent cause of febrile illnesses in areas with high transmission, and its clinical presentation overlaps with initial signs of Ebola disease. For this reason, the effectiveness of the Ebola response in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone can be optimized through the deployment of targeted measures to reduce the number of fever cases due to malaria.
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ACT consortium summary of highlights from ASTMH

ACT Consortium research results were some of the highlights from this year's American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

For more see ACT Consortium website. http://actconsortium.org/news.php/87/astmh-2014-malaria-highlights

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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].