The continuing partnership between Malaria Consortium and Mahidol University has seen two new students receive the Dr Sylvia Meek scholarship in Entomology.
Shobiechah Aldillah Wulandhari, a national of Indonesia, and Kiattiyos Ruengthamchariya, a national of Thailand, were awarded the scholarship at the Wai Khru Day ceremony at the university by Malaria Consortium’s Global Technical Director, Dr James Tibenderana.
The students now embark on a two year Masters programme in entomology, joining five previous scholars who have undertaken studies in similar programmes at Mahidol, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Pretoria, South Africa.
The scholarship was set up in memory of Dr Meek, Malaria Consortium’s co-founder and former Technical Director who passed away in 2016, with the intention of empowering a new generation of public health entomologists and malaria staff in Africa and Asia.
At the ceremony, Dr James Tibenderana said: “It was a memorable and reflective moment on Sylvia's legacy of selflessness, technical excellence and dedication.”
Learn more about the scholarship and the legacy of Dr Sylvia Meek here.