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Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

On 22nd May 2019, Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.
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First malaria vaccine in Africa

A potential new tool for child health and improved malaria prevention
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Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

On April 23rd, the Government of Malawi launched the world’s first malaria vaccine pilot programme. Together with Ghana and Kenya, which will also introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks, the RTS,S vaccine will be made available to children up to 2 years of age, testing a new promising tool to be added to the already existing tools in an effort to get the malaria response back on track.
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Open consultation on WHO prioritization framework for the R&D of malaria health products

WHO is undertaking a consultative process to solicit inputs into a prioritization framework for the research and development (R&D) of malaria health products. A draft report “Analysis of Malaria R&D Priorities” identifies five key challenges that represent threats or barriers to achieving the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 goals. This early copy of the report is being shared at a time when WHO is exploring how best to guide and support the development of priority solutions to meet public health needs.
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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 5

 

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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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 4

 

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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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 3

 

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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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 2

 

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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Daily post from MIM 2018: Day 1

 

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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Daily post from MIM 2018: Opening Ceremony

 

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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MESA grantee shares findings

Another MESA grantee has finalised its projects and shared the findings: the MESA-funded IVERMAL Study, a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted in Kenya and led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has produced new evidence that supports the use of ivermectin as a tool for malaria elimination.
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ASTMH 2017, Session Summary of the Symposium 62: "Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Testing: Understanding and Managing the Threat of PfHRP2/3-Negative Plasmodium falciparum"

 

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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ASTMH 2017, Session Summary of the Symposium 175: "Malaria: Mosquito Transmission and Interruption"

 

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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ASTMH 2017, Session Summary of the Symposium 2: "New Tools for Malaria Vector Control"

 

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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ASTMH 2017, Session Summary of the Symposium 121: "School-Based Malaria Interventions: Impact on Health and Transmission"

 

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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MOOC Malaria: Institut Pasteur's new and free online course

Institut Pasteur presents their new and free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Malaria.

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New research agenda for malaria elimination and global eradication

malERA Refresh is the result of a consultative process with over 180 experts and seeks to accelerate progress to a world free from malaria.
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An updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication is coming soon!

More than 180 scientists, malaria programme managers and policy makers from around the world have come together through a consultative process to update the research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication, first produced in 2011. The outcome is a series of seven ‘malERA Refresh’ (malaria eradication research agenda) papers that have undergone expert peer review and will soon be published in an open access journal.
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Daily post from International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research, Manaus, Brazil: Day 4

 

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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Daily post from International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research, Manaus, Brazil: Day 3

 

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].