Dr Mike Coleman and Kirsten Duda of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine discuss their mobile game, Resistance 101, that aims to make concepts of insecticide resistance more accessible and engaging.
Celebrations take place to recognise the work of Sir Ronald Ross on World Mosquito Day, the UK International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, threatens to halt £1.5bn of aid money if there is a no-deal Brexit and bloodless malaria testing could become a reality.
Live from Durham University, I speak with Professor Steve Lindsay. His research in developing a new type of mosquito net has hit the headlines, being described as ‘revolutionary’, with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives.
We’re joined by Professor Archie Clements who is Pro Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences at Curtin University, Australia. He shares his views on the Malaria World Congress that took place in Melbourne earlier this year, and on the FDA’s approval of Tafenoquine.
Since the story broke of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, there’s been an increase in feminism, with the MeToo movement demanding equality. Elena and Joanne have created a website called ‘Women in Malaria’, it acts as a platform for women working in malaria research.
Dr Michelle Wykes runs the Molecular Immunology unit at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and has been focusing on trying to improve the immune system’s response to a malaria infection. We discuss her recent work in malaria research which has been hailed as a breakthrough.
We speak with John Dowe of the International Mefloquine Veterans Alliance. The Alliance is a network of individuals affected by the health impacts of Mefloquine and Tafenoquine. Their aim is to support those who are dealing with the complex health implications of the drug’s toxicity.
As part of our ongoing podcast series investigating the antimalarial drugs Tafenoquine and Mefloquine, I speak with Professor Jane Quinn, an army widow. She shares her personal experience with Mefloquine and tells me what kind of side effects an individual may experience from taking the drug.