Science of Eradication: Malaria 2014

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The Core Module of the 2014 Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership course was hosted June 1-6 in Basel, Switzerland. 53 participants with diverse backgrounds, representing 31 countries, contributed to dynamic and important discussions on a wide range of malaria related topics.

Taught by faculty from the three partner institutions as well as guest malaria experts, the Core Module addressed a range of malaria topics including:

  • History of eradication campaigns:
  • Parasite and vector biology;
  • Application of vector control, drug, and vaccine strategies;
  • Challenges presented by P. vivax;
  • Impact of social, environmental, and political factors;
  • Modeling to evaluate the effectiveness of eradication strategies;
  • Surveillance techniques;
  • Communication and advocacy, and;
  • Role of supply chains in delivering interventions.

The 2014 Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership course Core Module was accredited (2 tropEd ECTS credits) by the University of Barcelona.

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Disease Surveillance

Participants in the Core Module¬†discussed the increasing importance of disease surveillance in order to identify and attack “hotspots” where malaria transmission is emerging.