Newswise — The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host its annual World Malaria Day Symposium this Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT. The event will take place virtually via Zoom and will feature over a dozen panelists from around the world who will discuss the latest in malaria vector biology, including topics such as mosquito nocturnal behavior, mosquito immune memory, and mosquitoes’ sense of human scent.
The event recognizes World Malaria Day on April 25. The Malaria Research Institute has hosted the annual symposium since 2009.
Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing more than 400,000 people each year, mostly children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa. Many who survive suffer life-changing consequences, including blindness. A vaccine is being piloted in three countries by the World Health Organization. While preventive measures such as mosquito nets can help curb transmission, researchers continue to seek ways to prevent malaria’s spread from mosquito to humans.
World Malaria Day Symposium | Malaria Vector Biology and Control
Friday, April 23, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Zoom. To register, click here.
Presenters include 13 leading scientists, researchers, and policymakers from around the world, representing the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of California system, among others. Bloomberg School Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD, ScM, will make introductory remarks. Please see program download on registration page.
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The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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