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WORLD MALARIA DAY 2021: Ifakara scientists work to reach zero-malaria target
It’s World Malaria Day today! As a leading center in malaria research in Africa, our scientists wherever they're, are working hard contributing to ongoing efforts towards reaching the zero-malaria targets set by our home country, #Tanzania, and the World Health Organization (#WHO).
The World Malaria Day is observed on April 25 each year to keep malaria high on the political agenda, mobilize additional resources, and empower communities. This year, WHO and partners mark the Day by celebrating the achievements of countries that are approaching – and achieving – malaria elimination. They provide inspiration for all nations that are working to stamp out this deadly disease and improve the health and livelihoods of their populations.
We’ll keep you updated right here (on this event news feed) on what our researchers do on #MalariaDay2021. Stay tuned! Be sure to search this hashtag: #MalariaDay2021.
What Ifakara researchers do on #MalariaDay2021
The importance of innovation for a malaria-free world
Brian Tarimo, a malaria researcher at Ifakara Health Institute has penned an interesting blog article on his and colleagues’ contributions in innovating to achieve a malaria-free world. This blog article has been posted on our blogs page on our website.
Updates on the fight against malaria
One of the seasoned malaria researchers at Ifakara Health Institute, Prof. Nico Govella, briefed Channel Ten television on the latest updates in the fight against malaria. The interview was held at our offices in Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Follow Channel 10 programs for the interview and more on this day.
Ifakara master classes in public health and medical entomology
Seasoned malaria researcher at Ifakara Health Institute, Dr. Fredros Okumu, hosted over the last couple of weeks a series of master classes in public health and medical entomology. The master classes were conducted over the Zoom platform.
Featured topics include: The World Mosquito Program – Progress updates & future prospects; Ecology & spread of Aedes mosquitoes in Africa; Risk of Aedes borne diseases in Africa; Opportunities for improved control of Aedes mosquitoes in Africa; and Biology & effectiveness of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes for disease control.
The other topics are: Ecology and malaria transmission potential of Anopheles stephensi; the inversion and potential spread of An. stephensi in Africa; integrating the management of An. stephensi in malaria prevention activities; opportunities for improved surveillance and control of An. stephensi; and building essential careers & leadership vector control in endemic countries.
More info from Malaria World.