Posts tagged Malaria

World Malaria Day Perspective: James Carlucci M.D.

World Malaria Day 2017, observed on Tuesday, April 25, seeks to raise awareness and highlight the need to close the gap in access to malaria prevention tools. While the burden of disease continues to decline, efforts to improve access to interventions that prevent, diagnose and treat malaria are needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals of malaria elimination by 2030, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where malaria is most prevalent.

Postdoctoral Fellowship with Vanderbilt-Zambian Network for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (VZNIGHT)

August 21, 2016

Join a team of U.S. and Zambian trainees, and faculty mentors in a 18-month fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee and Zambia. This postdoctoral fellowship is a two part program that includes 12 months of diagnostic development at Vanderbilt University, followed by 6 months of mentored field testing and product development with partner organizations in Zambia.

VIDEO: Researchers from the VZNIGHT program, the Wright lab and the Haselton lab develop a device to enhance existing malaria tests in Zambia

January 14, 2015

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/01/08/3d-printer-helps-fight-malaria-in-africa/

Every minute a child dies of malaria.  And it’s a disease that’s preventable and curable!   A special team at Vanderbilt is in the thick of the fight against malaria and other diseases—with the help of a 3-d printer.

Vanderbilt research developing new chemical against mosquitoes to eradicate malaria

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/05/31/chemical-causes-kidney-failure-in-mosquitoes-study/

Researchers are targeting a possible new weapon in the fight against malaria, science that could also be applied in the fight against other devastating mosquito-borne illnesses, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLOS ONE.