AFM produce regular newsletters. Here are some recent ones.
Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland reports of their determination as well as a report titled "The World's First Malaria Vaccine Is Almost Here, and Will Be Entirely Not-For-Profit".
A collaboration between malaria research organisations and Myanmar's health ministry has made progress in combatting a drug-resistant strain of the disease, a study has found. For more details and the full story follow this link.
Regular monitoring will help to better interpret changes, identify determinants, modify strategies and improve targeting to address transmission says another report in the same issue. There is also an interesting piece about clumps or marine sedimend and the implication with antibiotic resistance.
South Africa is one of many countries committed to malaria elimination with a target of 2018 and all malaria-endemic provinces, including Mpumalanga, are increasing efforts towards this ambitious goal.
How to wipe malaria off the map! At a conference in Addis Ababa there was lots of discussion about how to finance the work done to eliminate malaria as well as the appropriate targets. Link to document.
Rotary’s Seoul Convention
A grand festival for 1.2 million Rotarians around the world to celebrate the Rotary’s Centennial, the Seoul Convention is taking place in South Korea in 2016. Under the motto of ‘Service above self’, the Rotary International Convention is held once every year and each time in a different city around the world. The Rotary International Convention is a venue where Rotarians share their spirit and knowledge, strengthen their special relationships, and encourage and celebrate the success and achievements of Rotary.
Saturday, 28 May ~ Wednesday,1 June 2016
Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread to higher altitudes, a study suggests.
Researchers have found that people living in the highlands of Africa and South America are at an increased risk of catching the mosquito-borne disease during hotter years. They believe that temperature rises in the future could result in millions of additional cases in some areas.
The research is published in the journal Science.
Read more here.
Sumitomo Chemical Announces Breakthrough in the Development
of a New Mode of Action Insecticide for Adult Mosquito Control.
Only 4 classes of insecticide are currently recommended by the 'World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme' (WHOPES) for indoor residual spraying (IRS). No new classes of insecticide for adult mosquito control have been introduced in the past 40 years. Since there is widespread and growing resistance to many of these compounds, especially in Sub Saharan Africa, malaria control programs have had very limited control options.
Sumitomo Chemical is therefore very pleased to announce the development and recent submission to WHOPES of a new mode of action insecticide product for adult mosquito control for application in IRS programs.
Aid worker dies of Malaria
There was a story in the Western Morning News about the death of a volunteer aid worker. Follow this link to see a scan of the news item as it appeared in the paper.
The online version is here.
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