Correspondents

The reports from malaria-related conferences would not be possible without the active engagement and collaboration of  the MESA Correspondents. We appreciate your time and effort, but most importantly, your enthusiasm and willingness to write fantastic reports that expand access to emerging evidence in malaria research.
Aaron Adjin Lartey

Aaron Adjin Lartey

Aaron Adjin Lartey works as a Research Assistant at the Department of Parasitology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, developing and testing vector control tools and assisting the National Malaria Eradication Programme in Ghana with insecticide resistance surveillance and testing.

Volunteering as a MESA correspondent will refine my ability to simplify scientific concepts and foster interest and understanding beyond academia while providing me with a unique opportunity to learn more about the latest advancements in malaria research.

Akua Obenewaa Danquah Yirenkyi

Akua Obenewaa Danquah Yirenkyi

Akua Obenewaa Danquah Yirenkyi works at the Department of Parasitology at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Ghana. Her role there is the development and testing of vector control tools and conducting insecticide resistance surveillance.

As a MESA correspondent, I have the opportunity to develop my communication and report-writing skills, allowing me to share scientific concepts in a concise and engaging manner. I am eager to seize this opportunity to broaden my knowledge and contribute to the fight against this global health challenge.

Ambadiang Mae Marilene M.

Ambadiang Mae Marilene M.

Ambadiang Mae Marilene M. is a Ph.D. student in Biochemistry at the University of Yaoundé I and presently a trainee at the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID), Cameroon. Her Ph.D. work investigates the phenotypic and genomic divergence existing between sibling species of the Anopheles gambiae complex using new generation tools

I believe being a MESA correspondent will greatly enhance my communication skills, networking capacity and ability to learn more on the latest research progress made in the fight against vector borne diseases.

Amelie Wamba Ndongmo Regine

Amelie Wamba Ndongmo Regine

Amelie Wamba Ndongmo Regine is a PhD candidate in Biochemistry (pending defence) at the University of Yaoundé I Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID), Cameroon. She is investigating the role of cytochrome P450s in insecticide resistance observed in malaria vectors across Africa. She is also a Mandela Washington Fellow (Leadership in Public Management) of 2019 from GSU, Atlanta, USA. Her interests are in innovative genome editing like CRISPR-Cas9 technology in gene drive and youth leadership for improving the living and health standards of local communities.

Being a MESA Correspondent is an invaluable resource to grow my experience, widen my scope and increase my visibility as a budding researcher in the Malaria World.

Ana Alonso

Ana Alonso

Ana Alonso is a student at Georgetown University currently working part time as a data analyst for the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). She is currently doing a systematic review on grants as part of the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance project.

Attending the ASTMH congress is a great opportunity to learn about the latest research and progress in global health.

Angela Rumaseb

Angela Rumaseb

Angela Rumaseb is a PhD student at Menzies School of Health Research, Australia. Her research focuses on strengthening molecular surveillance to understand the epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax malaria in different endemicity settings. 
 
I’m very honoured and excited to be a MESA correspondent for MAM 2024 conference. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the current malaria molecular research and sharing it with the wider malaria community.
Ashu Fred Ayukarah

Ashu Fred Ayukarah

Ashu Fred Ayukarah is a PhD candidate in Biochemistry at the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon) presently a trainee at the Center for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) where he is studying the genetic mechanisms of resistance to new insecticides using transcriptomic and proteomic approach. He is also looking for ways to preserve the efficacy of proven vector control tools.

Being a MESA correspondent will greatly improve my skills in communication, networking with researchers and dissemination of the latest research progress made in the fight against vector borne diseases

Augustino Mmbaga

Augustino Mmbaga

Augustino Mmbaga is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Public Health Research, a joint program offered by the Ifakara Health Institute and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (Tanzania). He is interested in developing affordable tools that could supplement the gains in malaria vector control in resource-limited settings.

Being a MESA correspondent it’s an incredible chance for me, to gain access to invaluable opportunities such as improving my skills, networking with scientists, learning about recent advances in malaria research, and sharing with those unable to attend.

Aurelia Brazeal

Aurelia Brazeal

Aurelia Brazeal is a Research Medical Doctor in the BOHEMIA (Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa) Mass Drug Administration Clinical Trial in Kwale, Kenya with KEMRI-WELLCOME TRUST. She has a keen interest in prevention strategies of prevalent diseases such as malaria, including community-based interventions. Her aim is to be an Infectious Disease Specialist and contribute to the global fight against Malaria.

The opportunity to be a correspondent at MIM will expose me to the ongoing work in Malaria and provide me with a platform to improve my communication and report-writing skills while networking with other scientists in the field.

Busari Lateef Oluwatoyin

Busari Lateef Oluwatoyin

Busari Lateef Oluwatoyin is a PhD Student of parasitology and vector biology at the Osun State University (Nigeria).

Working as a MESA correspondent is indeed a privilege, an opportunity to learn, career development and a render humanitarian service.

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