Emerging Issues and New Tools to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Africa August 20, 2020 RSVP Held in observance of World Mosquito Day 2020, this virtual event will present the state of mosquito-borne diseases in Africa; challenges and strategies for elimination, and the latest updates on new innovations such as vector control tools to prevent and…

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Nearly 1 million children do not reach their fifth birthday because they die from malaria each year. According to estimates from the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 1 million children do not reach their fifth birthday because they die from malaria each year. Ninety percent of these deaths occur in Africa,…

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You might think that physics doesn’t lend itself well to this endeavor, but the role of physicists on health is everywhere As an astrophysicist, I search for the distant birth of black holes and aim to advance our fundamental understanding of the universe. However, I’ve always kept an eye on the problems of the world…

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2010 was a good year for mosquitoes in Europe. They managed to infect humans with the West Nile virus (WNV), dengue fever, malaria and chikungunya; diseases for which there is no vaccine and no specific treatment, diseases which were thought to be largely eliminated in continental Europe. Dr. Wim Van Bortel, from the European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)…

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WASHINGTON, DC — As a young development worker in Mali 20 years ago, I used to engage in high-risk behavior on a fairly regular basis. I slept in villages all over Mali — from the Sahara Desert in the north to the Niger River Delta and Dogon Country in the center to the southern savanna…

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