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"It is now widely recognized that any attempt at malaria eradication must be a long-term commitment that involves multiple interventions, disciplines, strategies and organizations."
— Anthony Fauci

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Malaria awareness through drama

Malaria awareness through drama

Welcome to the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control

 

 

 

World Malaria Day ~ 25 April 2018

 

Theme: Ready to beat malaria!

 

World Malaria Day (WMD) is commemorated annually on 25 April. Each year the UP ISMC hosts an event on or around this day.

For 2018, the UP ISMC will host  an awareness campaign through-out the year focusing on malaria science communication to the public, a donation drive and competitions.
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Awareness
noun
'knowledge or perception of a situation of fact'
synonyms -  consciousness, recognition, realisation, cognisance, perception, apprehension, understanding, grasp
 
 
Be informed. Know a bit more. Learn something new. Help save lives.

#ReadyToBeatMalaria     #EndMalaria     #MalariaMustFall     #WorldMalariaDay

 

Science Communication
Print & Broadcast media Podcast Instagram

The Conversation, Perdeby, UP website, and other print, online, radio and television media links to follow.

Watch this space...

The series will start towards the end of May 2018 and will feature general information on malaria, symptoms, preventitive measures, relevant information for people from malaria areas, or people travelling to malaria areas for the winter holidays, information on the UP ISMC, on the research being done at the UP ISMC etc. The Institute will start communicating Malaria Science via Instagram. Soon we will give further details on how you can share your malaria-experiences via photos or videos...

 

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"Malaria is Everyday"
UP ISMC Student Forum Donation Drive
Immuno-compromised women and children carry the heaviest burden of the malaria disease. 
 
Would you consider donating items for the women and children of the Vhembe district?
 
Collection points will be identified through-out the year. Information on distrubtion will also follow shortly.
 
Items may include food for babies and adults, clothing for babies and adults, toiletries, blankets, toys, books, etc. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated and will be used to impact and enlighten the lives of those suffering from the dire consequences of malaria. 

 

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Competitions 
(More information to be posted soon)
"Beat malaria in Mozambique" "Innovation to beat malaria" "Beat being sick"

What?

Collect clues and answer the burning question.

Why?

To inform about malaria and control issues in southern Africa.

Who?

Open to UP students, staff and Alumni. Must be adventurous...

When?

Competition details will be uploaded by 7 May 2018.

Prize?

A clue... Mozambique, a vlog, sweat...

What?

Identifying new, fresh and innovative projects towards malaria elimination. 

Why?

Malaria will be beaten through integrated and innovative approaches.

Who?

Current UP postgraduate students or prospective UP postgraduate students.

When?

Competition details will be uploaded by 7 May 2018.

Prize?

A postgraduate study bursary. T&Cs apply. 

What?

A coordinate challenge involving the "Malaria Buddy" mobile app.

Why?

Expand on clinic and hospital (health care facility) informatoin on the app.

Who?

This will be open to the public. The more participants the merrier.

When?

Competition details will be uploaded by 7 May 2018.

Prize?

To be announced... Watch this space!

 

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