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EES District Initiation Meeting

The Enhanced Entomological Surveillance (EES) Project funded by USAID - US Agency for International Development was pleased to hold its first district initiation meeting from 5th -8th October, where the scope of the project was presented to the district leadership and in addition to conducting hands on training for Vector Control Officers and Village Health Teams in Koboko district.

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International research partnership and EDCTP to invest €44m in next-generation antimalarials to combat drug-resistant malaria in Africa.

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The 4th IDRC Malaria Research to Policy Dissemination meeting

The biennial malaria Research to Policy dissemination meeting held on January 30th, 2020. Scientists from IDRC, Representatives from the Ministry of Health, USAID/PMI, and various stakeholders in malaria control convened to discuss results from recent research and their implication on policies for malaria control. The discussions were focused on reservoirs of malaria infection, Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS), Malaria prevention in pregnancy and the use of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs).

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The world is currently faced with a pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), a new virus that spreads so fast through droplet infection especially in crowded places and causes illness. It is spread from person to person through sneezing or coughing (droplet infection), human to human contact and contact with contaminated surfaces.

Stay home, Stay safe!
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The 7th MU-UCSF-LSMTH Young Investigator Research Symposium

The Young Investigator Research Symposium held on January 27th, 2020 in Kampala Uganda. Upcoming Investigators at the partner institutions convened to showcase presentations on Community Studies, Anti-Microbial Resistance, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Paediatrics, and immunology/laboratory research.

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World’s largest LLIN evaluation study yet, undertaken at IDRC .

World’s largest LLIN evaluation study yet, undertaken at IDRC – Children using nets with new compound less likely to have malaria parasites, a big advance as many fear world’s most effective malaria tool is faltering as resistance to insecticides rises The LLIN Evaluation in Uganda Project (LLINEUP) / PBO Net Study released results from the largest trial ever undertaken to assess the malaria-fighting power of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), at the Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 2019. LLINs have been credited with playing the dominant role in cutting malaria deaths in half over the last 15 years, ....