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Université d'Orléans

STUDIUM CONFERENCE 27 & 28 septembre 2018

Organisateurs: UMR7355 INEM

URL: http://www.lestudium-ias.com/fr/event/malaria-current-status-and-challenges

Nom du contact: Valérie QUESNIAUX

Courriel du contact: quesniaux@cnrs-orleans.fr

Lieu: Hôtel Dupanloup

Malaria remains a major global health issue with millions of cases annually and half a million deaths, predominantly among children under five years in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is caused by the protozoan Plasmodium spp. and displays a spectrum of symptoms and complications which includes cerebral malaria (CM), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and severe anemia. The severity in human infections is determined by complex host-parasite interactions.

While much progress has been made towards reducing the burden of malaria, much work remains to be done. Advances in our understanding of host-parasite and vector-parasite interactions are crucial for preventing disease progression and transmission. However, the ambitious program to eliminate malaria faces many challenges, including drug resistance, development of insecticide resistance in some anopheline mosquitoes, and difficulties in elimination of vivax malaria.

This meeting aims at discussing the development of new drug therapies, vaccine approaches and novel strategies for vector control in the malaria field. Fundamental aspects of biology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and immunity will be debated in a highly interactive forum.


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