‘Malaria No More’ a UK-based International Non-Governmental Organisation is about to commence an intensive three-day learning fellowship for journalists all around the world “to examine the future of the malaria fight and understand what it will take to end the disease for good.”
The organization, whose mission is to end the menace of malaria across the globe, stated on its website that the fellowship programme is open “to all interested reporters”.
A statement on the organisation’s website read in part: “We’re at a critical juncture in the global fight against malaria.
“The world has made significant progress since 2000, cutting the rate of malaria deaths by 71 percent among African children under 5.
“Thanks to smart investments and strong global partnerships, ending malaria is within reach.”
The group however added that research has shown that “Mosquitoes and the diseases they carry are building resistance to the tools we use to fight them.
The fellowship will afford participating journalists the opportunity to analyse malaria-related issues more deeply and interact directly with some of the world’s leading experts in malaria research.
Participants will also “have informal discussions and Q&A sessions at organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Center for Infectious Disease Research, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, The Global Good Fundand Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, PATH, and the University of Washington.”
Seattle is host to some of the world’s most exciting malaria research and a hub for organizations at the forefront of innovation in data, delivery and elimination strategies for malaria.
According to information on the group’s website, “Applications are due on September 16, 2016 and Journalists will receive word on acceptance by September 21, 2016.