Capacity Building Matters

27 Sep 2013

An overview of MMV's capacity building activities

Part 1:

In early 2013, MMV Research Scientist, Dr Xavier Ding, travelled to Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire to spend 7 weeks helping Dr Kigabfori Silué and his team at the Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique (CSRS) to set up a new laboratory. The key scientific goals were twofold. First, to evaluate the current resistance status of available antimalarials in the region, contributing to global resistance monitoring via the World Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network. Second, to assess the activity of new medicines in development against malaria field isolates (parasites taken directly from the blood of a patient). With the laboratory now up and running, Xavier reflects on his experience. View the slideshow.

Part 2:

In January 2013, 12 parasitology researchers from malaria-endemic countries received an Ian Bathurst Global Health Travel Award to attend Keystone Symposia’s Malaria meeting in New Orleans. Here are some brief impressions of their experiences at the conference and their impetus to conduct malaria research. Read the full interviews.