Anti-malaria drug Tafenoquine comes under fire after claims of neuropsychiatric side effects, NIH researchers block parasites entering the bloodstream, Jigawa distributes 3.5 million mosquito nets, Nigeria loses 300 billion Naira to malaria and the Malaria World Congress calls on the global community to work together.
The Malaria World Congress comes to a end, the Statement of Action is announced, Olivia Ngou Zangue discusses the role of communities in achieving sustainable health and Peter Sands talks on the urgent need to step up the fight against malaria.
Malaria Researcher, Rima Shretta, estimates the cost of malaria elimination in the Asia Pacific, Unitaid invests in better tools to prevent the misdiagnosis of childhood fevers, more information on the collaborative platform for malaria researchers and WHO shares the need to improve surveillance systems.
'Gene-Drive’ technologies are put on show, the Business Alliance Against Malaria presents at Congress, The Civil Society Declaration is shown, calling on governments to do more and a new collaborative platform is launched to accelerate access to new innovations.
Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, joins the conference, announcing on Twitter that the country will be stepping up support for research projects, Jimmie Rodgers discusses how the Solomon Islands are 'the world’s epicentre of non-communicable diseases' and Twitter impressions with #MalariaCongress soar.
Thinking outside the box, it’s the first day of the Malaria World Congress. Delegates from nearly 70 countries headed to Melbourne, Australia for a malaria conference like no other. In the following days, the latest research and news will be shared to Congress, get involved with the event on twitter #MalariaCongress