Malaria Announcement

image invites professionals to collaborate online in the new
Malaria Treatment and Prevention Community on
as World’s Largest Malaria Conference is underway in Kenya


Monday, November 02, 2009




Half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2006, there were 247 million cases and nearly 881,000 malaria deaths — of which 91% were in Africa, and 85% were of children under 5 years of age. Each year, approximately 50 million women living in malaria-endemic countries become pregnant, over half of whom live in Africa, and an estimated 10,000 of these women and 200,000 infants die as a result of malaria infection during pregnancy*.


Coinciding with the 5th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Conference, Prashant Yadav, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Zaragoza Logistics Center, a research institute established by the Government of Aragón in Spain in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza, is inviting all malaria stakeholders to become members of the new Malaria Treatment and Prevention community on (



Joined in this effort by Johanna Daily, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Prof. Yadav will follow his presentation, Multiple First-Line Treatments (MFT): Why is it critical and how can it be implemented?, given at the MIM Conference November 2, with an online discussion in the community on: Multiple first-line treatments (MFT) for malaria: Are we ready?, and is inviting feedback from colleagues on School-delivery of ITNs — a good idea?



More than 2,000 professionals representing 700+ organizations across 112 countries have already joined one or several communities on – at no cost. Each community, or “forum”, is focused on specific health care delivery challenges and guided by expert moderators. The malaria community on will serve the need of the growing network of global malaria policymakers, national malaria control program professionals, academics, and practitioners to problem-solve and exchange best practices to improve malaria prevention, management, and treatment.

* “World Malaria Report 2008.” World Health Organization. 2008.