Zagaya, with co-sponsors PATH and UC Davis, hosted another successful event on Friday, April 24, 2015, the fourth annual Bay Area World Malaria Day Symposium in Berkeley, CA.
Designed to share knowledge and promote collaboration and networking opportunities, the all-day event brought together the growing interdisciplinary community of local researchers, implementers and advocates in the global fight against malaria. This year, there was also an opportunity to donate toward the purchase of an insecticide treated mosquito net for distribution in Africa thanks to Nothing But Nets, yielding $250 for the local campaign.
The WHO says that the UN 2015 UN Millennium Development goal of halting malaria by 2015 and beginning to reverse the incidence has been met, which is positive progress. We also know there remains much to be learned and many challenges along the way. Presenters covered diverse territory including molecular genetics of the host, molecular and cellular approaches to disease treatment, vaccine development, mathematical modeling, cloud computer risk mapping, drug resistance, diabetes’ affects on malaria, and much more.
Save the date now for next year, Monday 4/25/16, for our fifth annual Bay Area World Malaria Day, returning to the same location, Clark-Kerr Campus of UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
Explore the 2015 Symposium
You can also download a full PDF version of the program here.
Dr. Patrick E. Duffy, Chief of the Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology at NIH, NIAID
Ashley Birkett, Director, Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), a global program of PATH
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