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Media Release

31 July 2015

Refocussing Malaria Research from Control to Elimination in South Africa

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is a part of a significant paradigm shift that leans towards the elimination of malaria becoming a reality.  SAMRC’s Office of Malaria Research (MOMR) will, on behalf of the Council, host the largest national gathering to showcase new findings, innovation and ground breaking research related to malaria in South Africa.

The Malaria Research meeting, set to take place at the Tropicana Hotel in Durban in the first week of August, will address the following areas in malaria research:

  • Funding solutions to aid the malaria elimination programmes in South Africa
  • Means of achieving zero local malaria cases
  • The effectiveness of current malaria interventions

“The burden of malaria has changed considerably over the last decade,” says head of the MOMR Professor Rajendra Maharaj. “We are excited to meet and discuss how best we can make malaria elimination a reality.”

Date: 3 -5 August 2015
Venue: Tropicana Hotel and Convention Centre, Durban
RSVP: Ms. Natasha Crouch on or before 31 July 2015

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Tel: +27 71 866 9887

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