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Kate Whitfield

Behind the Scenes of malERA Refresh

Malaria

I am happy to say that the new malaria eradication research agenda (malERA Refresh) is about to be published I am happy to say that the new malaria eradication research agenda ( malERA Refresh ) is about to be published . It’s been a major consultative process and I was...

Xavier Fernàndez

A Short (Hi)story of Malaria: The Discoveries that Brought Us Here (Part 2)

Malaria

[This post has been written by  Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets and it is the second post on a series of the history of malaria ] In India during the 1870s Patrick Manson linked for the first time a disease with a mosquito vector Towards the end of the 19th century British...

Xavier Fernàndez

A Short (Hi)story of Malaria: From Dinosaurs to a Simple “Bad Air” (Part 1)

Malaria

[This post has been written by  Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets ] Perhaps no other disease has left a more conspicuous imprint on human history than malaria Perhaps no other disease has left a more conspicuous imprint on human history than malaria : from Lucy and all our hominid...

Pablo Martínez

Responding to Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases in the Mediterranean Region

Malaria,Zika

Vector-borne diseases make up 17% of all infectious diseases worldwide , causing 700,000 deaths every year and around 250,000 if we exclude malaria. Vector-borne diseases make up 17% of all infectious diseases worldwide, causing 700,000 deaths every year In recent years, we...

Krijn Paaijmans

The Mosquito –My 'Femme Fatale'

Malaria,Zika

Mosquitoes do have a beautiful side too. You just need to look closer at them On World Mosquito Day (August 20) , we can all read how deadly mosquitoes are. And yes, they are –by far– the number one killer , so I guess that is why they deserve their own special day. But...

Maria Carmen Fernandez

Why Vivax Malaria Represents a Serious Problem for Malaria Eradication

Malaria

In mid-2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted one of the most ambitious malaria eradication programmes ever, a strategy covering the period from 2016 to the end of 2030. The main objective of this programme is to eliminate malaria from 35 countries and to reduce the number of...

Silvie Huijben

Malaria Elimination: What´s Evolutionary Biology Got To Do With It

Malaria

Over the past decade we have witnessed great success in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality worldwide . Several countries are even reaching, or working hard towards the elimination of malaria. Much of the successes can be attributed to insecticide- and antimalarial-based interventions :...

Luis Izquierdo

The Fight Against Malaria. Chronicles From the Laboratory

Malaria

Malaria is, without any doubt, the most significant parasitic disease in humans . Almost half of the world’s population lives at risk of infection in areas where the disease is endemic. According to recent data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), in 2015 there were over 200...

Selena Alonso

Damned Parasites!

Malaria

Our project 'Damned parasites' was the most supported at the Fira de Recerca en Directe 2017 In 2015 alone, there were 211 million cases , which caused over 400,000 deaths —mainly among children under five years of age. We are talking about malaria , a disease caused by the ...

Adelaida Sarukhan

From the Heart of Africa, a Message for World Malaria Day

Malaria,Policy & Global Development

Have you ever had malaria? Why did you decide to study it? What lessons have we learned – or not- in the fight against the disease? These are some of the questions we asked our ISGlobal team that attended the Keystone Symposia meeting “Malaria: from Innovation to Eradication”...

Nota: Las personas que integran ISGlobal persiguen ideas innovadoras con total independencia. Las opiniones expresadas en este blog son, por tanto, a título personal y no necesariamente reflejan el posicionamiento institucional.

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