Malaria Treatment and Prevention Community on GHDonline.org
as World’s Largest Malaria Conference is underway in
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
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 GHDonline.org (http://www.ghdonline.org/malaria/).
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 GHDonline.org – at no cost. Each community, or “forum”, is focused on specific health care delivery challenges and guided by expert moderators. The malaria community on GHDonline.org 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.