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Harvard Malaria Forum: The Promise & Peril of New Vaccines
On April 6, 2016, the Harvard Malaria Forum brought together leaders at the intersection of public-private partnerships, in particular those from pharmaceutical, biotech, government, and academia, to discuss the current state-of-the-art and explore actionable strategies for the next frontier in vaccine development for HIV, TB, Malaria, and Cancer.
Science of Eradication: Malaria - Brazil

The regional edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria course was hosted from September 22 – October 2, 2015 at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. The University of São Paulo partnered with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Harvard University, and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), to launch a regional edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria course. Hosted by the University of São Paulo’s School of Public Health, this training and leadership development course provided a multidisciplinary perspective on malaria disease eradication.

Science of Eradication: Malaria 2015 Alumni Video

The 2015 edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria Leadership Development Course was hosted June 14-22 at the Harvard Business School in Boston. This video celebrates the 55 alumni representing 31 countries, who contributed to dynamic and important discussions on a wide range of malaria related topics, all with the common purpose of defeating malaria.

Science of Eradication: Malaria 2015

The 2015 edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria Leadership Development Course took place June 14-22 at the Harvard Business School in Boston. The course brought together malaria professionals from endemic countries to learn about the path to eradication. The specialized Advanced Module focused on “Breaking the Cycle (Tools, Strategies, and Implementation).”

Accelerating to Zero

On May 1, 2015, Dr. Alan Magill, Director of the Malaria Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave a seminar entitled, “Accelerating to Zero: Current Thinking at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on an Approach to a Malaria Free World.” The event also featured a networking reception with students and faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Why Public Health?

Selasi Dankwa, PhD ’15, took an early interest in infectious diseases like malaria and cholera, a part of everyday life in her home country of Ghana. At Harvard Chan School, she studies the parasites that cause malaria infection. Now she envisions taking her skills and knowledge and returning to Ghana to “make a difference.”

World Malaria Day 2015: Harvard One Campaign

To raise awareness about malaria on World Malaria Day 2015, Harvard College students Nayab Ahmad ’15 and Kimberly Mihayo ’15 attempted to break a world record for the longest chain of glowsticks by linking more than 10,000 glowsticks together. The Harvard One Campaign raise attention to the fact that one child in Africa dies of malaria every minute.

 

 

Partnerships for Malaria Elimination

The global community has made gains in fighting malaria, but those advances are tenuous and multi-sector partnerships are needed to eradicate the disease. That was the consensus among experts in the field who gathered at a forum co-hosted by Harvard’s Defeating Malaria initiative on April 24 to mark World Malaria Day, 2015. The event, Partnerships for Malaria Elimination: Lessons and Opportunities, focused on the need to build partnerships between governments, academic researchers, and the private sector.

Undergraduate Colloquium 2015

The 2015 edition of the Undergraduate Colloquium, brought together Harvard undergraduate students from different concentrations with graduate level faculty from the professional schools around Harvard specializing in different aspects of the malaria disease.

Sharing Ideas on Public Health Education

In December 2014, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health welcomed a delegation of 16 academic leaders from Nigeria and Ghana. The meeting, hosted by Professors Phyllis Kanki and Dyann Wirth, aimed at sharing ideas about public health education.

 

Mosquito Nets: The Price of Prevention

Jessica Cohen, Assistant Professor of Global Health, sought an answer to the following: Would malaria-protecting mosquito nets gain wider usage if they were given away for free? Or would they be valued and used more if there was a charge for them?

Science of Eradication: Malaria 2014

The 2014 edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course was hosted June 1-9 in Basel, Switzerland. 53 participants with diverse backgrounds, representing 31 countries, contributed to dynamic and important on a wide range of malaria related topics.

Mob Malaria

On April 25, 2014, Harvard commemorated World Malaria Day with a student-led event called Mob MalariaMob Malaria was a global, student-run project to raise awareness of malaria and its eradication efforts through fun. On World Malaria Day, students and community members in Cambridge (USA), Changsha (China), and Harare (Zimbabwe) took part in an audio-guided flash mob. Read more about Mob Malaria

Mob Malaria video

On World Malaria Day 2014, hundreds of students in Cambridge, MA (USA), Beijing (China), Changsha (China) and Harare (Zimbabwe), took part in an audio-guided flash mob designed to raise awareness of global malaria. The campaign was led by Harvard College freshmen Lily Zhang and Stephen Turban.

Malaria Matters 2014

Malaria Matters was a awareness and fundraising campaign created and produced by Ukachi Emeruwa, a Masters in Public Health student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The campaign consisted of two main components – a university-wide photo exhibit, titled Visions from the Field, and a 5K community walk on World Malaria Day, called Miles Against Malaria. For more information visit Malaria Matters on Facebook.

World Malaria Day 2014

On April 25, Harvard commemorated World Malaria Day 2014 with two fun, student-led activities – Miles Against Malaria, a 5K community-wide walk, and Mob Malaria, a global flash mob.

ParaINsites 2014: From Protozoa to Worms

Hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, this joint meeting of the New England Association of Parasitologists (NEAP) and the Helminthological Society of Washington (HELMSOC) brought together researchers, scientists, students and educators to discuss biologically interesting and globally important parasites.

Defeating Malaria Undergraduate Colloquium 2014

The second edition of the Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Undergraduate Colloquium took place in February-March 2014, providing students with an opportunity to interact with leading faculty and experts from the field of malaria.

Global Health Summit 2013

On November 25, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health convened the Global Health Summit, highlighting their collaborations and achievements in the field. The Mobilizing for Global Health: Stories from the Field panel included Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, J. Christopher Flowers, President, J.C. Flowers Foundation, Daniel Ponton, Founder, Daniel E. Ponton Foundation, Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, Director of Global Surgery Programs, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dyann Wirth, PhD, Professor and Chair, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Webcast - Global Health Summit 2013

On November 25, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health convened the Global Health Summit, highlighting their collaborations and achievements in the field. The Mobilizing for Global Health: Stories from the Field panel included Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, J. Christopher Flowers, President, J.C. Flowers Foundation, Daniel Ponton, Founder, Daniel E. Ponton Foundation, Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, Director of Global Surgery Programs, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dyann Wirth, PhD, Professor and Chair, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Harvard Malaria Forum 2013 - Rethinking R&D in the New Era of Malaria Eradication

On October 22, 2013, the Harvard Malaria Forum initiated a dialog on the timely and important topic of advancing innovation in malaria R&D. Rethinking R&D in the New Era of Malaria Eradication brought together leaders at the intersection of public-private partnerships, in particular those from pharmaceutical, biotech and agro-chemical industries, and academia, to discuss and explore actionable solutions and new R&D approaches to eradicate malaria.

Can Math Beat Disease?

National Geographic Emerging Explorer and computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti is on a mission to combat infectious disease. Through the power of genomic science and human partnership, Professor Sabeti is determined to head off emerging diseases before they become global pandemics.

Making Malaria the "First Disease Beaten by Mobile" 2013

As part of an innovative $10K student competition to increase campus-wide awareness and discussion about the problem of global malaria, the Mobilizing for Global Health Seminar Series aims to inspire students to take purposeful action to fight malaria. This first event in the series discussed how malaria is making innovative use of mobile technology in ways that have the potential to revolutionize the fight against disease in the developing world. Speakers included Martin Edlund from Malaria No More, Iqram Magdom-Ismail from Venmo, and Ashifi Gogo from Sproxil.

Science of Eradication: Malaria 2013

The 2013 edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course took place May 5-13, in Barcelona, Spain. The course brought together malaria professionals from endemic countries to learn about the path to eradication. An Advanced Module addressed Managing the End of Malaria.

Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Symposium 2013

On Friday, March 29, 2013, the Genes to the Globe Symposium Series was launched with a half day in-depth discussion and conversation between faculty and students on the challenges and opportunities for malaria control and eradication.

Thwarting Killer Mosquitoes - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Forum 2013

As part of the Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies, The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health featured an interactive discussion with panelists on May 1, 2013 titled, “Thwarting Killer Mosquitos: The State-of-the-Art Fight Against Malaria and West Nile Virus.”

Zambia Genomic Workshop 2013

The Genomic Approaches Towards Malaria Control, Surveillance, and Elimination Workshop was held January 7-10, 2013 at the National Malaria Control Centre in Lusaka, Zambia.

Flaminia Catteruccia at Pop Tech 2012

Flaminia Catteruccia, Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provides insight  into the reproductive biology of the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae.

Harvard Malaria Forum 2013 - Business Approaches to Global Malaria

The inaugural Harvard Malaria Forum centered on Business Approaches to Global Malaria was held on January 30, 2013 at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Science Bulletins: Malaria - Natural Selection and New Medicine

Dyann Wirth, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Pardis Sabeti, PhD, Associate Professor at the Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University discuss efforts to discover signs of natural selection at a molecular level to help combat malaria.

ExxonMobil Malaria Scholar in Residence Program

As part of the Defeating Malaria effort, Harvard University invites established individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and expertise in malaria to spend a period of time in residence at Harvard University. A special welcome reception to introduce Dr. Regina Rabinovich, the 2012 ExxonMobil Malaria Scholar in Residence at Harvard University, to the community took place on November 5, 2012.

Science of Eradication: Malaria 2012

The inaugural Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course took place in June 2012 at the Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA.

Defeating Malaria Undergraduate Colloquium 2013

In Spring 2013, with support from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences, Professors Caroline Buckee, David Cutler, and Manoj Duraisingh led a new multidisciplinary undergraduate colloquium on global malaria, titled Defeating Malaria From the Genes to the Globe.

Rethinking Malaria 2011

In January 2011, Harvard convened two multidisciplinary and multisectoral events: Rethinking Malaria: A Leadership Forum and Rethinking Malaria: The Science of Eradication Symposium. The forum served as a ‘call to arms’ for members of the malaria community to develop new approaches for collaboration and partnership; to examine global governance issues; to identify and borrow technologies from other areas of basic and applied research; to help foster new financial models, training mechanisms and previously untapped skill sets; and to harmonize health services and cross-training of the healthcare workforce to eradicate malaria.

Solve for X: Flaminia Catteruccia on Malaria Eradication

Flaminia Catteruccia, Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses her research into the sterilization of male mosquitos to reduce mosquito populations and interrupt malaria transmission.

Mobile Devices and Disease Detection - Caroline Buckee

Caroline Buckee, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discusses how mobile devices are being used for disease detection.

Global Efforts to Fight Malaria - Testimony of Dr. Rabinovich

On Monday December 5, 2011, the committee in the House of Representatives that focuses on global health held a hearing on malaria called “Fighting Malaria, Progress and Challenges.” The hearing focused on the progress that has been made in preventing and treating malaria and examine challenges around issues such as delivery of services, treatment and funding. In this clip, Dr. Regina Rabinovich, ExxonMobil Malaria Scholar in Residence at Harvard University, and former Director of Infectious Diseases Unit at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses some of the progress that has taken place.

2010 Malaria Workshop, Dakar, Senegal

In collaboration with the Broad InstituteCheikh Anta Diop University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Harvard Malaria Initiative, and Harvard Initiative for Global Health, the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health convened a triennial, regional advanced genomics and bioinformatics workshop from January 18-22, 2010 in Dakar, Senegal.

 

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Expanding Local Production of Bed Nets - Sumitomo Chemical

This video describes how the work of Sumitomo Chemical, a partner in the Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe initiative, is helping save hundreds of thousands of lives in Africa.

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