Rethinking Malaria: The mosquito is on the move - can we keep up?
The LSHTM-Charité Global Health Lecture Series brings together leading scientists from the UK, Germany and further afield to present cutting-edge research on pressing global health issues and to discuss the implications of their work for policy and practice. The series is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
After more than a year since the “Rethinking Malaria” consultation, the need for new strategies for global malaria control remains an ongoing conversation. Therefore, this fourteenth event of the LSHTM-Charité Global Health Lecture series will focus on where we are in the fight against malaria, and explore new approaches to address emerging threats.
Professor Shunmay Yeung Head of the Clinical Research Department at LSHTM, Dr Fredros Okumu Director of Science at Ifakara Health Institute and Professor Steffen Borrmann professor of clinical parasitology at the University of Tübingen, will share insights from their research and discuss the challenges and opportunities for controlling the disease.
Dr Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, will moderate the event and provide insights on the policy context.
- Professor Shunmay Yeung
Shunmay Yeung is Head of the Clinical Research Department at LSHTM and an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease at St Mary's Hospital, London. She undertook a PhD on malaria and antimalarial drug resistance in Southeast Asia, which involved epidemiological and economic modelling, and community based studies on the access to quality of diagnosis and treatment for malaria. When reports of artemisinin resistance P. falciparum malaria first surfaced on the Cambodia-Thai border, she helped to lead the scientific and operational response, for a period working for the WHO Global Malaria Programme in Geneva. She has worked in KwaZulu/Natal South Africa, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Cambodia. She was the co-lead for MARCH centre Child Health theme and am on the board of Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia. She is on a number of other expert committees and advisory boards.
- Dr Fredros Okumu
Fredros Okumu is Director of Science at Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania. He is a public health researcher and a mosquito biologist working on improved approaches for surveillance and control of vector-borne diseases. Fredros is passionate about improving ecosystems for researchers in Africa. He also serves in various advisory groups, including the World Health Organization Malaria Policy Advisory Group
- Professor Steffen Borrmann
Steffen Borrmann is a professor of clinical parasitology at the University of Tübingen. He has more than 20 years of experience leading research projects in Germany, UK, Kenya and Gabon. His research focuses on new interventions for malaria control, including through pre-clinical investigations, clinical trials and more recently, by studying the biology of the transmission of parasites in Anopheles mosquitoes.