Category Archives: Africa

Combining diverse expertise – Imperial College Network of Excellence in Malaria

By Dr Aubrey Cunnington, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Dr Jake Baum, Reader in Parasite Cell Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London  World Malaria Day is a good time to reflect on successes in the … Continue reading

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Malaria in 2017 – “It is too soon to be complacent”

By Professor Kathryn Maitland, Professor of Tropical Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Director of Centre for African Research and Engagement, Imperial College London  Approximately 1200 African children are estimated to die from malaria every day, accounting for the vast majority of the global deaths from … Continue reading

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BIOTOPE (BIOmarkers TO diagnose PnEumonia)

By Dr John O’Donoghue, Senior Lecturer in eHealth & Deputy Director of Imperial’s Global eHealth Unit The last week has been very busy in Mzuzu, northern Malawi.  Scientists there have been packing blood and urine samples collected from 506 children … Continue reading

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The impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases on Universal Eye Health

By Professor Alan Fenwick of Imperial’s Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) There are five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) which are the scourge of Africa, the Indian sub-continent, the Far East and South America.  Onchocerciasis is one of these 5 and until the … Continue reading

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FEAST – five years on

By Professor Kathryn Maitland, Director of the IGHI Centre of African Research and Engagement.  First published by the Hippocratic Post on 22/8/16. ‘Back in 2011, my research team published the results of the largest trial of critically ill children ever undertaken in … Continue reading

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World Blood Donor Day 2016: Blood connects us all

By Professor Kathryn Maitland, Professor of Tropical Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Director of Centre of African Research and Engagement, Imperial College London.  Each year, World Blood Donor Day highlights the importance of blood donations as the transfusion of blood is a … Continue reading

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Towards Eliminating Schistosomiasis in Africa – A Multi-Disciplinary Effort

By Dr Michael Templeton, Reader in Public Health Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London Wednesday, May 25th 2016 marks Africa Day, the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, the forerunner of the … Continue reading

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On this Africa Day, we need to talk about nutrition

By Alice Marks, Agriculture for Impact, Imperial College London As we celebrate Africa Day 2016, it’s time to reflect on the state of nutrition in Africa and the weighty effect malnutrition has on the continent’s ability to prosper. Progress has … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day 2016: Africa, children and malaria

By Professor Kathryn Maitland, Professor of Tropical Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Director of IGHI’s new Centre for African Research and Engagement (ICCARE). Across large parts of sub-Saharan Africa the major rains have got underway; which typically means that in a … Continue reading

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A video memoir: Our gap year experience in the Gambia

By James Frater, Amos Bursary student As part of my gap year, with the help of the Amos Bursary and Imperial College London, I was given the opportunity to spend 3 months in The Gambia. I assisted the PROLIFICA (Prevention … Continue reading

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