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02 Feb 2023

Ifakara Masterclass Edition 30- Malaria Strategies: A MasterClass with Prof. Marcel Tanner

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Malaria Strategies

The 30th edition of the masterclass hosted by Fredros Okumu from Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and Sheila Ogoma from Clinton Health Access Initiative(CHAI) features Prof. Marcel Tanner who is a Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Parasitology at the University of Basel and Adjunct Professor at the Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, and the Director Emeritus of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

Key topics during his discussion included: benefits, scenarios & feasibility of malaria eradication (behind the SAGME Report); global malaria strategies [from 2000 to 2021; and a little bit before]; the “Tomorrow of Malaria” [& key lessons from “its Yesterday”]; and transformative technologies for malaria control: [a case for vaccines and gene drives].

Other topics were: evolution of surveillance-response initiatives for malaria; health system needs [strengths & weaknesses] and the need for resilience; essential partnerships for malaria control & elimination: Mutual learning for change; careers in malaria control:  developing essential capacity in the long-term; key lessons in leadership for global health & malaria control; and “No Roots No Fruits” reflecting on his own personal reflections & experiences.


Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Switzerland

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