Policymakers, national control program professionals, and practitioners problem solve and exchange best practices in this community with the goal of improving the prevention, management and treatment of malaria.

Community moderators

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi
Global Health Corps
Pierre Bush, PhD
AMN Healthcare (Club Staffing) & Bright Minds INC
Sungano Mharakurwa
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Recent community activity

Visual impairment following malaria

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi replied

Hello Hannah, This sounds like the phenomenon called Transient post-ictal visual loss. It typically occurs following a seizure and in this case Febrile seizure due to ?Malaria. It can last from a few minutes to some days or unfortunately be permanent. How long after the febrile seizure did you see ... read more

Updated: 29 Sep, 2016
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Rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosing uncomplicated non-falciparum or Plasmodium vivax malaria in endemic countries

Dr. Mwimbe Juna replied

Thanks for the knowledge you are sharing to us. I have some difficulties in my practices where I am not yet conviced with the use of mRDT in my place. What are its sensitivity and specificity over Microscopic examination of slides for malaria parasites. read more

Updated: 29 Sep, 2016
Replies: 2

Malaria vaccine disappoints, shifts strategy for eradication

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi replied

Hello Bill and Pierre, Great thoughts on the politics and science behind the development and use of a Malaria vaccine or any vaccine for that matter. By the way, Bill, Fiddler on the Roof movie brings back fond memories. read more

Updated: 29 Sep, 2016
Replies: 3

News From MalariaGen: Understanding historical population movements and the study of malaria

by Pierre Bush, PhD

Dear Colleagues, Here are interesting pieces from MalariaGen (part of Genomic Epidemiology Network). see attachments Summary: To better understand malaria, we compared the complete DNA sequence of thousands of people with severe malaria to thousands of healthy individuals to hunt down differences in particular genes between these two groups. These ... read more

Updated: 29 Sep, 2016
Replies: 0

New community members

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Hassan Njete

Affiliated Organizations

Kilimanjaro Christian medical center

Work Locations

Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo

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Dr. Mwimbe Juna

Affiliated Organizations

Volunteer

Work Locations

Tanzania, United Republic of

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Bridget Malewezi

Affiliated Organizations

Seed Global Health

Work Locations

Malawi