Malaria Consortium’s Chief Executive Mr. Charles Nelson attended a signing ceremony extending the Memorandum of Understanding for partnership with Mahidol University in Thailand for the next 10 years. The shared aims include exchange of information through engagement in joint research activities, symposia and sharing of research information, exchange of expertise through collaborative projects, and health human-resource capacity-building through collaborative training initiatives and programmes. The Memorandum was first signed in 2009.
"Mahidol Faculty of Tropical Medicine is a leading international institution of learning, including top expertise in malaria and dengue which lie at the heart of Malaria Consortium's interventions in Asia,” said Leo Braak, Senior Vector Control Specialist for Malaria Consortium. “We intend to use this opportunity to partner with Mahidol to develop medical entomology skills for which there is a strong international need".
The ceremony was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Associate Professor Pratap Singhasivanon, and team, Malaria Consortium Asia team and the recipient of the Dr. Sylvia Meek Scholarship. This extended Memorandum of Understanding between Malaria Consortium and the Faculty of Tropical Medicine will bring continued cooperation in the areas of education, academic research, and technical assistance.