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MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe

A new course has been launched “MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe” which is free, open-access and will run until March 31, 2020. Go to

Course Description

How can we eradicate malaria? Explore the scientific and technological underpinnings of malaria, as well as the historical, political, social, and economic contexts in which control, elimination, and eradication efforts unfold. Through foundational lectures and supplemental interviews, this course provides participants with a toolbox of knowledge and skills. Learners will be guided through the analysis of real-world data and its effective use in problem-solving. Analytical approaches focus on how to develop and implement evidence-based intervention strategies to contribute to national and local malaria eradication efforts. The target audience for the course includes those with an interest in gaining the technical expertise and leadership skills needed to work in global health and malaria programs around the world. The self-paced nature of the course will allow learners to access it at their convenience.

What you’ll learn

· The biology of the malaria parasite, the mosquito vector, and the human host

· The challenges of eradicating malaria in complex ecosystems

· Scientific and technological approaches for malaria control and elimination

· Historical, political, social, and economic contexts of malaria control, elimination, and eradication efforts

· How health systems effectively monitor and respond to malaria

Regional Medical Entomologist

A position is being advertised for a Regional Medical Entomologist, Pacific Island Health Officers Association PIHOA), based in Guam and working throughout the adjoining region. They are looking for an experienced and qualified Medical Entomologist to build regional and local capacity for routine, public health mosquito surveillance and control to limit the spread arboviruses in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs). It seems you have to be a citizen of the USA or Green Card holder unfortunately. Use this URL for further details:

Vector Conference India

VECTOR CONFERENCE: The XIII Annual Conference of India Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases is being organized at IMA House Kochi from 29th Nov. to 1st Dec. 2019 in collaboration with by NCDC and NVBDCP Delhi. The theme of the conference is, “ Combating Vector Borne Diseases : Need for Paradigm shift.” Three days of deliberations will focus on novel strategies related to surveillance, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatments and control of vector borne diseases. Neglected tropical diseases as well as infectious and non-infectious diseases will also be dealt with. About 400-450 delegates are expected to participate in this conference across the country and abroad. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. S. N. Sharma, Organizing Secretary, ismocdkochi@gmail.com

Entomologist position with WHO in Geneva

The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently recruiting a Technical Officer (Entomologist). The closing date for applications is 8 October 2019.
The job description can be found here: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1904247&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00&tzname=

The Janet Hemingway Fellow in Vector Biology - Lecturer
Monitoing & Evaluation Manager: Mozambique/South Africa

A position of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager located in Johannesburg, South Africa, is being advertized. It relates to the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative 2, which deals with malaria reduction in the border regions between Mozambique and South Africa, based largely on vector control (mainly IRS). LSDI2 has expanded in recent years and has assumed greater responsibility in Malaria control and elimination. LSDI2 is the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund Regional grant called MOSASWA (Mozambique, South Africa and Eswatini).

For more information, kindly see the attachment or kindly contact directly Carrie Ferguson (carrie@lsdi2.org).

(please send us a short message outlining why you interested in applying for the job, including salary expectations)