"For Africa to move forward, you've really got to get rid of malaria."
— Bill Gates

Malaria vector (mosquito) feeding

Malaria vector (mosquito) feeding

Malaria parasites under a microscope

Malaria parasites under a microscope

Traditional mud huts in a malaria endemic area

Traditional mud huts in a malaria endemic area

Welcome to the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control


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'knowledge or perception of a situation of fact'
synonyms consciousness, recognition, realisation, cognisance, perception, apprehension, understanding, grasp
UP ISMC Malaria Awareness Week 18 - 26 April 2017

World Malaria Day (WMD) is commemorated annually on 25 April. Each year the UP ISMC hosts an event on or around this day. For 2017, the UP ISMC will host  an awareness week leading up to World Malaria Day.

The aim behind Malaria Awareness Week is to raise awareness amongst UP students and personnel with regards to malaria in general, the UP ISMC and the malaria research possibilites by making the UP ISMC student forum’s research and experiences take centre stage.

Be informed. Know a bit more. Learn something new. Help save lives.

#EndMalaria for Good     #MalariaMustFall     #WorldMalariaDay


Working together to help raise awareness - Click on any logo to learn more about the partners involved with Malaria Awareness Week.



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Malaria & UP ISMC Merensky library (Hatfield campus) level 3 main floor display from 18 April to 31 May 2017


Public presentation by Prof Lucille Blumberg from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on 24 April 2017, 09:00, Merensky library auditorium 

‘Malaria captures the headlines in 2017’

Date: 24 April 2017

Time: 09:00 until 10:00

Venue: Level 3 (main floor) Merensky library auditorium

Limited seating – make sure you get a seat!

Download the full .pdf invitation


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Lecture at Mamelodi campus, 20 April, 15:00 - 16:00, grade 8 to 10 pupils, Mae Jenison Science Reading Room, Mamelodi campus.


Potential lectures at SciEnza Centre on Hatfield campus to be confirmed. Watch this space for more details.


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UP ISMC postgraduate students to host a research awareness event on the Piazza, 25 April, 11:00 to 14:00.



Goodbye Malaria pop-up store on Piazza with the student forum to raise funds for their Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) programme in Mozambique.


1 MILLION Goodbye Malaria Bracelets Sold and $1-milion raised for Malaria Elimination Initiatives! Through your support and the Relate Sustainable Business Model, creating employment for pensioners and upskilling township youth, Goodbye Malaria is raising funds to help eliminate malaria in Southern Africa. 

Take part in Goodbye Malaria's Relate bracelet campaign - They aim to sell 5000 bracelets between 13 to 25 April!



You could win a prize by just buying one of the Goodbye Malaria bracelets and showing your support for World Malaria Day - Take a photo of you wearing your bracelet and tweet it on the Goodbye Malaria twitter page.

- Will you help Goodbye Malaria reach their target to become the generation to #EndMalaria for Good?

Cmon UP students #SupportTheCause

Go to the Goodbye Malaria shop siteto see what other products are being sold to raise funds for their IRS programme!


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Listen to TUKS FM from Tuesday 18 April until Wednesday 26 April from 09:00 to 12:00 daily to learn more about malaria, the UP ISMC and the research being done by the Institute's postgraduate students. 

Mamelodi campus awareness, 18 - 21 April 2017, 11:00 to 13:00, next to cafeteria.


Current interview schedule with postgraduate students (from hons to PhD and postdoctoral fellows) and other malaria experts is available below. 

Tuesday 18 April


Prof Tiaan de Jager

Director: UP ISMC

~ Introduction to malaria & the UP ISMC


Tuesday 18 April


Ms Ginny Stone

Self-employed author and creator of the Sibo book series

~ "Sibo Fights Malaria"


Wednesday 19 April


Mr Chad Anderson

Prospective PhD student in the School of Health Systems and Public Health

~ Malaria awareness through music


Wednesday 19 April


Ms Adele Jacobs

MSc student in Early Childhood Education department

~ Malaria education


Thursday 20 April


Dr Bianca Verlinden

Postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry department

~ Parasite transmission blocking


Thursday 20 April


Mr Shehu Awandu

PhD student in Biochemistry department

~ Parasite control


Friday 21 April


Dr Mthokozisi Sibanda

Postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering department

~ Innovative vector control


Friday 21 April


Ms Khotso Matlou

MSc student in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics department

~ Mathematical modeling


Monday 24 April


Prof Lucille Blumberg

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)

~ Malaria captures the headlines


Monday 24 April


Mr Sherwin Charles

CEO: Goodbye Malaria

~ Saying "chao chao" to malaria


Tuesday 25 April


To be announced

Student in Drama department

~ Malaria awareness through drama


Tuesday 25 April


Dr Abiodun Adeola

South African Weather Service (SAWS)

~ Remote sensing & malaria


Wednesday 26 April


Dr Taneshka Kruger

Project Manager: UP ISMC

~ In summary 




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