Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication

26 June 2017
ePanel with live Q&A

18:00 - 19:30 CET

Event Hashtag: #VKSmalaria

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The evidence base and research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication are fast-evolving. Of foremost concern is the threat of resistance of the mosquito to pyrethroid insecticides and emerging data showing multi-drug resistance in Southeast Asia. An evolving area, with much to be understood, is the epidemiology of sub-microscopic infections and how they fuel onward transmission. There is also a lot of progress; for example, in the development pipeline there are candidates for a single-dose cure that can also provide protection and block transmission, and there are novel classes of insecticides. In implementation science, there is plenty to examine, from mass drug administration of anti-malarials to re-purposing ivermectin to reduce residual transmission.

Watch this lively panel discussion moderated by Prof Marcel Tanner examining the scientific progress being made toward the goals of eliminating and eradicating malaria, and then ask the panelists your own questions.

Among other topics, the discussion will focus on:

  • Biological challenges and discoveries
  • Development of the next generation of tools
  • Potentially transformative strategies to eliminate malaria
  • The impact of training and capacity building on malaria elimination goals
  • Surveillance-response approaches in malaria elimination

Moderator(s):

  • Marcel Tanner, PhD, MPH, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Panelist(s):

  • Sarah K. Volkman, ScD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Marcus Lacerda, MD, PhD, Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 
  • Jetsumon Prachumsri, PhD, Mahidol University
  • Salim Abdulla, MSc, PhD, Ifakara Health Institute
  • Silvie Huijben, PhD, Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal)
  • Gawrie Loku Galappaththy, MBBS,MD, MSc, World Health Organization - Global Malaria Programme
  • Elizabeth Chizema Kawesha, MD, Ministry of Health, Zambia
  • Vladimir Corredor, PhD, Universidad Nacional de Colombia