03 Jun

Public Lecture – Pt 4 – Dr. Rosalyn Tamming – THURSDAY 5th, June, at Malaria Museum.

Public Lecture – Pt 4 – Dr. Rosalyn Tamming, “Plant and pills – weapons in the armoury against malaria.”

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We are delighted to host a talk given by Dr. Rosalyn Tamming of CONCERN Worldwide who will discuss “Plants and Pills – weapons in the armoury against malaria”. 

Dr. Tamming is the Head of Health Support Unit in Concern Worldwide and has over twelve years of experience working on public health issues in developing countries.

 “In Concern Worldwide we work to prevent and treat malaria in a number of ways including bringing treatment closer to communities through community case management, reducing the number of mosquitoes through research into the Lantana Camera plant, and vector control through environmental programmes to reduce breeding sites.”
Dublin’s Pop-up Malaria Museum is open in TMB’s headquarters at the top of Grafton Street, 53. A quirky experiential space, educating visitors with a variety of historical artefacts and interactive art works, continuing to generate awareness about the fight for its eradication. The museum is coming to the end of its run at TMB and will wrap up at the end of June.
All times will be listed on our  facebook page. 
All are welcome – love to see you there!

 

21 May

Public Lecture – Pt 3 – Dr. Graham Fry “Malaria: Treatment and Prevention”

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18.30 – May 22nd

Public Lecture- Pt 3 – Dr. Graham Fry

“Malaria: Treatment and Prevention”

Following a full house at last weeks talk with Prof. Angus Bell at Malaria Museum, we are delighted to introduce the third in our series of public lectures given by Medical Director of TMB, Dr. Graham Fry who will discuss “Malaria: Treatment and Prevention”.

Dublin’s Pop-up Malaria Museum is open in TMB’s headquarters at the top of Grafton Street, 53. The Malaria Museum is a quirky experiential space, educating visitors with a variety of historical artefacts and interactive art works, continuing to generate awareness about the fight for its eradication.
All times will be listed on our facebook page. 
09 May

Public Lecture- Pt 2 – Prof. Angus Bell, “Antimalarial therapy: an arms race between humans and parasites.”

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Following a successful turnout for part 1 of our series of public lectures with Dr. Kenny at the Malaria Museum Dublin, we are excited to inform you about part 2.  

Prof. Gus Bell, will speak about ‘Antimalarial therapy: an arms race between humans and parasites’ at the Tropical Medical Bureau, at 18.30 on Mon. 12th May.  All times will be listed on our website and Facebook page.

“Antimalarial therapy: an arms race between humans and parasites.”

We are currently witnessing a drive to make malaria the second infectious disease of humans to be wiped off the face of the planet (the first was smallpox).  Antimalarial drugs will be important weapons in this eradication campaign.  But with drug-resistant parasites continuing to emerge and spread over the globe, we have to fight hard even to stand still in this war against malaria.  We need new drugs – but where are they going to come from?
Gus Bell is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin and has worked for almost 25 years in malaria research.

 

07 May

Public lecture – Pt 1 – Dr. Vincent Kenny – ‘Malaria, Mosquitos and Man’ at TMB, 18.30 on 8th of May.

Following the successful opening of the Malaria Museum we are excited to launch the first in a series of public lectures given by specialist in the field of malaria, continuing to generate awareness about the fight for its eradication.
We begin with Dr. Vincent Kenny, speaking about ‘Malaria, Mosquitos and Man’ at TMB, 18.30 on 8th of May. All times will be listed on our website and facebook page. 
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Mosquitoes, Malaria and Man…….. 

Can’t live with them… they can’t live without us!


You probably know that it’s relatively simple to treat Malaria and you definitely know that it’s easy to kill a mosquito….so how come we can’t eradicate the disease?


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Dr. Vincent Kenny has worked for over 40 years in the field of International health and Tropical medicine and has worked in Africa, Asia and Latin America…..His Doctoral work was conducted among the remote nomadic Turkana tribes of the Lokitaung area of North West Kenya. Dr Kenny has written many articles on tropical diseases and co-authored a book with Dr Graham Fry, “Travel in Health”. He is currently CEO of an International development organisation, VMM.

01 May

Opening Night – Malaria Museum on World Malaria Day 2014

Malaria Museum – Let’s Make Malaria History!

Opening night at the Malaria Museum was a huge success, with three times the number of visitors expected. Being an educational organisation and exhibition space, we were delighted to hear visitors say, that they’d learned so much and would need to come back in order absorb fully all the entertaining and quirky information exhibited at the Malaria Museum.

Next week we are excited to launch a series of public lectures given by Trinity professors who are specialist in the field of malaria, continuing to generate awareness about the fight to eradicate malaria. All times will be listed on our website and facebook page.

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MALARIA MUSEUM Dublin’s very own Pop-up Malaria Museum opened in TMB’s headquarters at the top of Grafton Street on 25th April 2014. The Malaria Museum is a quirky experiential space, educating visitors with a variety of historical artefacts and interactive art works.

While the pop-up museum coincided with World Malaria Day, on April 25th, making Dublin part of a Global conversation about malaria, the Malaria Museum website will remain a permanent virtual space to bring together the different voices from around the world that are working to end malaria.

To highlighting the vital work undertaken by different national and international organisations, we have invited Ireland’s visual artists to engage with topic creating the opportunity to use artistic expression in an informative and educational way, making the information more tangible to the general public.

A group of  talented Irish visual artists have collaborated with museum, developing concepts with understanding that the museum’s purpose is to embrace the artistic process and to educate the public by engagement with the visual arts. Growing the exhibition space into a virtual community where ideas can be generated, shared, and refined.

Through entertaining, fun and interactive exhibits, both physical and online, the museum will educate the visitor about the history of malaria, its importance as a disease, current efforts to control it and future prospects regarding its eradication. By also acting as an independent forum where people working on malaria can share their work, the museum will contribute to the control and eradication of the disease.

People of the Museum

Vanessa Breen has a with wide-ranging experience from her career in film and television, brand communication, and event organization. As museum director she came on board to head up a team of creatives who will make the museum a truly unique experience. Upholding the mission of the Malaria Museum to remain an independent space to bring together the different voices from around the world that are working to end malaria.

Marco Herbst is an entrepreneur born in Ireland, currently living in Berlin. As founder of the Malaria Museum, he has been collecting items and interviewing experts in the field of Malaria since 2008. It is his intention to bring together adequate talent, finance and enthusiasm to establish a museum  that will live up to and surpass the aims of the mission statement.

Curated by Aoife O’Sullivan

Featuring pieces by Fiona Byrne, Eileen Hutton, Leanne McLaughlin and Jimmy V. Zalkauskas. 

Photos by Louise Scott (http://disassembledublin.blogspot.ie/2014/04/happy-marlaria-day.html)

25 Apr

WORLD MALARIA DAY 2014: WHO HELPS COUNTRIES ASSESS FEASIBILITY OF ELIMINATING MALARIA

GENEVA¦ 24 April 2014 – On World Malaria Day (25 April), the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a manual to help countries to assess the technical, operational and financial feasibility of moving towards malaria elimination.

Malaria Day Post 2WHO’s new guide, From malaria control to malaria elimination: a manual for elimination scenario planning, will provide these countries with a comprehensive framework to assess different scenarios and timelines for moving towards elimination, depending on programme coverage and funding availability.
 
“Increased political commitment and the expansion of global malaria investments have saved some 3.3 million lives since 2000,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General at WHO. ”Countries where malaria remains endemic now want to build on this success.”
 
Since 2000, there has been a 42% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally, and a 49% decline in the WHO African Region. This progress has led some malaria-endemic countries, even those with historically high burdens of malaria, to start exploring the possibility of elimination. 
 
But although many countries have the political will to commit to elimination, technical, operational and financial obstacles remain, particularly in countries that have a high disease burden.
 
From control to elimination
The WHO manual will help countries assess what resources they need to reduce malaria transmission to very low levels, i.e. the point at which focused elimination programmes can start in earnest. It will also help them consider appropriate timelines and provide them with essential knowledge for long-term strategic planning for malaria programmes.
 
“This long-term view on malaria is critical: it is vital to plan for the period after elimination,” says Dr John Reeder, Director of WHO’s Global Malaria Programme. “If interventions are eased or abandoned, malaria transmission can re-establish relatively quickly in areas that are prone to the disease, leading to a resurgence in infections and deaths.”
 
Countries nearing elimination 
Having reduced malaria transmission to very low levels and re-oriented their malaria programme activities, 19 countries are currently classified by WHO as being in the “pre-elimination or elimination phase”. Seven more countries have reduced transmission to zero and are in the “prevention of re-introduction phase”.
In recent years, the WHO Director-General has certified four countries malaria-free: the United Arab Emirates (2007), Morocco (2010), Turkmenistan (2010) and Armenia (2011).
 
World Malaria Day 2014
World Malaria Day was instituted by WHO Member States during the 2007 World Health Assembly. It is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria control and elimination. The theme for the 2013-2015 campaign is: Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.
There were an estimated 207 million cases of malaria in 2012, causing over 600 000 deaths. Malaria transmission occurs in 97 countries and territories around the world, inflicting the heaviest toll on countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
 
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Notes to editors:
From malaria control to malaria elimination: a manual for elimination scenario planning was produced in collaboration with colleagues from the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Imperial College United Kingdom, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southampton, and the Global Health Group at the University of California. It can be downloaded from:
http://www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/9789241507028/en/index.html
WHO factsheet on malaria:
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/
 
For more information 
Mr Tarik Jasarevic, WHO Communications Officer
Office: +41 22 791 5099, Mobile: +41 79367 6214 , Email: jasarevict@who.int

15 Apr

OPENING NIGHT OF MALARIA MUSEUM, World Malaria Day, 25th April

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

OPENING NIGHT OF MALARIA MUSEUM, World Malaria Day, 25th April ,2014

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FREE TO PUBLIC

MALARIA MUSEUM Dublin’s very own Pop-up Malaria Museum will open in TMB’s headquarters at the top of Grafton Street on 25th April 2014. The Malaria Museum will be a quirky experiential space, educating visitors with a variety of historical artefacts and interactive art works.

While the pop-up museum will coincide with World Malaria Day, on April 25th, making Dublin part of a Global conversation about malaria, the Malaria Museum website will remain a permanent virtual space to bring together the different voices from around the world that are working to end malaria.

https://www.facebook.com/malariamuseum

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