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Student Presentations

In: Past Events, Uncategorized • October 6th, 2014

Tuesday 2nd September 

Malaria & NTD Student Presentations

 In an Open Competition Six Malaria & NTD Research Students were chosen from UK universities to make short presentations of their work.

Kayla G. Barnes, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Insecticide Resistance: A Threat To Disease Control

 Lucas Cunningham, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine: The little Pigs and the Big Bad Trypanosome.  An Investigation into the presence of a parasite (T. brucei gambiense) in domestic pigs from a Northern Ugandan Sleeping Sickness focus

Deborah DiLibertoPhD Student at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Can malaria interventions lead to health system solutions?  A study exploring the design and evaluation of a health worker intervention in Eastern Uganda.

 Mark Moseley, BVSc  MPHIL, MRVCS, Aberdeen University. The Molecular Epideiology of Leptospirosis in Madagascar

This study is undertaken in conjunction with the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar. Funded jointly by the BBSRC EastBio Doctoral Training Partnership and the University of Aberdeen Environment and Food Security theme.

Oliver Perham Centre for Immunology and Infection – University of York and Hull York Medical School. Immunolopathogenesis of Visceral Leishmaniasis – New Insights in the causes of infection-induced anaemia.

 Waleed Alsalem, PhD student at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.  A public health approach to leishmaniasis control

 

 

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Autumn Programme of Events

In: Past Events, Uncategorized • October 2nd, 2013

 Autumn Programme

Tuesday 15th October, 5pm, the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

9th Annual Malaria Report – Malaria at the Cross Roads

 This will be launched by Rt Hon Stephen O’Brien MP, Rt Hon Stephen O’Brien MP,

Prime Minister’s Envoy & UK Special Representative to the Sahel

Professor Schellenberg, LSHTM, author of the Report, on behalf of the APPMG.

Save the Dates:

Friday, 29th November 11.30am, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

4th Annual Neglected Tropical Diseases Report

This will be launched by Professor Janet Hemingway, Chief Executive Officer Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Wednesday 11th December, 6pm-9pm MacMillan Room Portcullis House

2013 World Malaria Report  – focusing on developments and progress on Malaria & NTD Control

Speakers include:

Professor Christopher Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research & Evidence at the Department for International Development.

Professor Alan Fenwick, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health Imperial College, & Director of the Schisomiasis Control Initiative in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Dr Tim Wells, Chief Scientist, Medicines for Malaria Venture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The APPMG welcomes the publication of the National Audit Report

In: Uncategorized • July 9th, 2013

The APPMG welcomes the publication of the National Audit Report which has looked extensively at the work done by the Department of International Development (DFID) in the control of Malaria.

This is a very positive report which praised the well-informed and cost-effective choices DFID has made. It supports the sustained reduction of malaria, through its programmes to prevent, detect and treat the disease.

The NAO accepts DFID’s aim to contribute to halving malaria deaths in 10 countries by 2014-15.  DFID’s spend on malaria control has increased from £138 million in 2009, to £252 million in 2011-12 and it is estimated that it will spend almost £500,000 per year by 2014-15.

One of the UK coalition Goverment’s first comittments made by the Chancellor of the Exchequor, was to raise the spend on Malaria control to £500,000 per year.  This target is well on the way to being achieved said Jeremy Lefroy MP.  However, he was disappointed to hear that although DFID is commited to increasing its budget funding, funding from global donors and other governments will only meet less than half the annnual spend required, according to the World Health Organisation ($5.1 billion).

Jeremy Lefroy welcomed NAO’s endorsement of DIFD’s approach and its work on malaria control.  He noted that it is not easy to assess good value for money but he  was delighted that the additional financial support for the Global Fund and UNITAID gave very good value for money.

The Department is going to become the third largest donor in malaria control expertise.  Until developing countries improve and expand their own capacity in health control, DFID is able to provide in country training, resources and leadership, and does so.

Jeremy Lefroy agreed that DFID has a real grasp and understanding of the need for value for money.  However, it is essential to have up to date information, to demonstrate that  resources were being effectively used.

Note:

(In 2010, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria worldwide. Symptoms include fever, headache and vomiting. Left untreated, malaria can become severe, cause anaemia and make people more vulnerable to other life-threatening diseases. The World Health Organization estimated malaria to have caused 660,000 deaths in 2010, representing progress on the estimated 755,000 deaths in 2000, particularly since 2007. Malaria particularly affects low-income countries with weak public health systems, constraining their economic growth. Of all deaths, 80 per cent occur in just 14, mainly African, countries).

 

 

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APPMG welcomes the publication of the National Audit Report

In: Uncategorized • July 7th, 2013

The APPMG welcomes the publication of the National Audit Report which has looked extensively at the work done by the Department of International Development (DFID) in the control of Malaria.

This is a very positive report which praised the well-informed and cost-effective choices DFID has made. It supports the sustained reduction of malaria, through its programmes to prevent, detect and treat the disease.

The NAO accepts DFID’s aim to contribute to halving malaria deaths in 10 countries by 2014-15.  DFID’s spend on malaria control has increased from £138 million in 2009, to £252 million in 2011-12 and it is estimated that it will spend almost £500,000 per year by 2014-15.

One of the UK coalition Goverment’s first comittments made by the Chancellor of the Exchequor, was to raise the spend on Malaria control to £500,000 per year.  This target is well on the way to being achieved said Jeremy Lefroy MP.  However, he was disappointed to hear that although DFID is commited to increasing its budget funding, funding from global donors and other governments will only meet less than half the annnual spend required, according to the World Health Organisation ($5.1 billion).

Jeremy Lefroy welcomed NAO’s endorsement of DIFD’s approach and its work on malaria control.  He noted that it is not easy to assess good value for money but he  was delighted that the additional financial support for the Global Fund and UNITAID gave very good value for money.

The Department is going to become the third largest donor in malaria control expertise.  Until developing countries improve and expand their own capacity in health control, DFID is able to provide in country training, resources and leadership, and does so.

Jeremy Lefroy agreed that DFID has a real grasp and understanding of the need for value for money.  However, it is essential to have up to date information, to demonstrate that  resources were being effectively used.

Note:

(In 2010, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria worldwide. Symptoms include fever, headache and vomiting. Left untreated, malaria can become severe, cause anaemia and make people more vulnerable to other life-threatening diseases. The World Health Organization estimated malaria to have caused 660,000 deaths in 2010, representing progress on the estimated 755,000 deaths in 2000, particularly since 2007. Malaria particularly affects low-income countries with weak public health systems, constraining their economic growth. Of all deaths, 80 per cent occur in just 14, mainly African, countries).

 

 

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The Challenge of Insecticide Resistance

In: Uncategorized • June 11th, 2013

Dr Tom McLean, Chief Operating Officer, Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

 

 

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