Margaret Reilly McDonnell, the Executive Director of Nothing But Nets discusses the importance of mosquito nets, the growing issue of insecticide resistance and cuts to foreign aid.
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.
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.
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Thomas Stewart, a Programme Manager from The Mentor Initiative. He tells us about his work in malaria control and why it’s now more important than ever to eliminate malaria.
We speak with Professor Jake Baum of Imperial College London. He has been thrust in the spotlight for what the ‘Independent’ is calling a ‘major malaria breakthrough’. His team is working on trying to find a set of compounds that stop mosquitoes from contracting malaria when they bite an infected person.
The PMI VectorLink Project is equipping countries to plan and implement sustainable Indoor Residual Spraying programs and other life-saving malaria control interventions. I wanted to know what’s changed in the malaria field and what they are currently doing to end malaria.
Today, we’re joined by Cheyenne Cook from the Vector LearningXChange platform. The platform has been designed for vector control stakeholders from around the world to learn from each other about the most effective ways to prevent malaria. Think of it as the Facebook of malaria control programmes.