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Malaria experts gather in London for World Malaria Day

30 April 2015

David Schellenberg presents on world malaria day symposium at london school of hygiene and tropical medicine

To mark World Malaria Day, the ACT Consortium hosted the symposium “Invest in the future: defeat malaria” on 23 April 2015 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).


Five malaria experts presented and discussed various approaches to end the fight against malaria.

Watch the recording of the "Invest in the future: defeat malaria" symposium

 

David Schellenberg

Director, ACT Consortium and Professor of Malaria & International Health, LSHTM

Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in action: targeting treatment to those who need it

Prof Schellenberg presented the research outcomes and challenges from different ACT Consortium interventions to introduce RDTs in the public and private health sectors.

  • Watch this short video introducing the challenge of access to and targeting of ACT treatment:

 

 

Christian Nsanzabana

Scientific coordinator, WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN)


Antimalarial medicines: how effective are they for vulnerable groups?

Dr Nsanzabana shared recent results on how large scale pooled analysis of data sets from different clinical trials in Asia and Africa has provided the malaria research community with potentially life-saving insights into the potential impact of different dosing regimens and treatment approaches for small children.

 

Brian Greenwood

Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, LSHTM and Investigator in phase 3 trial of malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01


Making best use of imperfect malaria vaccines: It is unlikely that the first generation of malaria vaccines will provide more than partial protection against malaria

Prof Greenwood discussed some of the ways in which such vaccines might be used.

 

Matthew Chico

Lecturer, LSHTM

Global Call to Action to increase national coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy

Dr Chico discussed about the potential impacts of insufficient usage of the intermittent preventive treatment against malaria in pregnancy (IPTp), a highly cost-effective intervention with the potential to save many maternal and neonatal lives, and the ways for improving its access.

 

James Whiting

Executive Director, Malaria No More UK


Global Resource Mobilisation For Malaria: The Next Chapter

James Whiting discussed the new global malaria targets as well as the resources needed to meet them.


• Read more: A month of action around World Malaria Day

 

Photo: Prof David Schellenberg presents ACT Consortium research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Credit: Manta Ray Media

 

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