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Matiana González

Paraguay, Malaria-Free!

Malaria

The certification – for the first time in 45 years – that a Latin American country has eliminated malaria gives us reason to celebrate, even though the global situation in the fight against the disease is worrying Paraguay has just received the certification that its...

Quique Bassat

The Fight Against Malaria is Stalling

Malaria

[This article has been published in Spanish in Big Vang - La Vanguardia] Photo: Alfons Rodríguez.  http://trackingmalaria.isglobal.org For the first time in 10 years, the scientific community is gravely concerned about an upswing in the number of cases of the...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Highlights from the MIM Meeting at Dakar

Malaria

Scientists and experts from different backgrounds came together to discuss latest findings in malaria research, control and elimination At the approach of World Malaria Day on April 25, the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) celebrated its 7th Pan African Malaria Conference in...

Beatriz Galatas

Tackling the “Last Mile” to Interrupt Malaria Transmission in Southern Mozambique

Malaria

[Post published jointly with CaixaCiencia on the occasion of World Malaria Day 2018, celebrated on April 25] A CISM worker talks with a couple during a Mass Drug Administration in Magude, Mozambique. The past ten years have observed an exciting shift of gears in the race...

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: Darkness and Light (Part 3)

Malaria

[This post has been written by  Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets and it is the third and last post on a series of the history of malaria ] The contemporary history of malaria was ushered in with a drift to the limits of ethical behavior The contemporary history of malaria 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...

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