Like most years, 2019 has been a busy one for Malaria Consortium. We’ve launched new projects and conducted another successful seasonal malaria chemoprevention distribution programme reaching six million children. We have also published a raft of new research and worked with partners to advocate for greater international support for disease elimination efforts in Africa and Asia.
You can read in-depth about our highlights of the year here, as we look back at our top 5 posts on the Malaria Consortium blog.
Matthieu Baudry, our Supply Chain Coordinator in London, spoke to us about the journey of SMC drugs from manufacturer in China to their arrival in communities across the Sahel region – a journey of more than 12,000km.
In this blog, our Senior Research Specialist Charlotte Ward underlines the role of research in our work. The organisation has developed the necessary infrastructure to design and implement high-quality operational research which, in turn, informs our programmes.
The growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance requires a global response. In this blog, our Head of Technical for West and Central Africa, Helen Counihan, argues in favour of an interdisciplinary approach to ensure the issue is addressed not only in humans but also in animals, agriculture and the environment.
This is two blogs, because we couldn’t possibly choose between them. Following the death of Malaria Consortium’s co-founder Dr Sylvia Meek in 2016, a scholarship fund was set up in her memory. This series of blogs gives the scholars space to talk about their experiences while studying. We heard from two of them this year, Amos and Funmilayo, with more to come in 2020.
In Uganda, Malaria Consortium implements USAID’s Malaria Action Program for Districts. As part of this project, we work with schools to help teachers communicate key malaria messages to their pupils so they can protect themselves and share their new knowledge at home and in their communities. In this blog, we take a tour of Kyotera Primary School where head boy Clovis showed us the different ways they have integrated malaria education into everyday school life.
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