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11 Mar 2019

Current Tools to Combat Malaria-with Special Focus on Plasmodium knowlesi: Complete Series

MESA Correspondents bring you cutting-edge coverage from the Current Tools to Combat Malaria-with Special Focus on Plasmodium knowlesi workshop.

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This workshop was conducted by the Department of Parasitology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, from 4-8 March 2019. It consisted of a series of lectures and practical sessions.

Countries in the region are working towards malaria elimination and Plasmodium knowlesi malaria is the predominant species affecting humans in Malaysia. All countries in Southeast Asia have reported cases of P. knowlesi. The Department of Parasitology of the University of Malaya is at the forefront of knowlesi malaria research and strives to share knowledge with other institutes and is always sensitive to global needs. Thus, participants attending this workshop gained valuable information and techniques that they can bring back and implement in their respective institutes and universities. It also served as a platform to interact with various research institutes and universities within the country as well as the region to foster collaboration on P. knowlesi.

The workshop had 20 participants from eight countries which are as follows: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. You can check the workshop programme here:

The University of Malaya received support from APMEN and the MESA Alliance, hosted by ISGlobal.


The daily blogs have been written by Dr Lucas Low Van Lun (Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC), University of Malaya) as part of the MESA Correspondents program. Editorial support has been provided by Dr Indra Vythilingam.

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