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Path to Zero Malaria in the front seat at the 7th MIM (Multilateral Initiative on Malaria) Pan-African Malaria Conference

Publish Date

06 JUL 2018


Senegal hosted an international conference on malaria at the presence of about 2500 experts

Through the Global Health Institute, sponsored the 7th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference which was held in Dakar (Senegal) on 15-20 April 2018.

The MIM was established in 1997 with the mission to strengthen and sustain through collaborative research and training, the capacity of malaria-endemic countries in Africa to carry out research to develop and improve tools for malaria control and to strengthen the research-control interphase.

In the context of its continuous engagement in the fight against malaria, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, played an important role at the conference with a series of presentations and its exhibition booth.

In particular, the Global Health Institute presented updates of the new anti-malarial drug program (currently in Phase I) as well as a deep dive into the status of the activities of the overall ‘One for Malaria’ program through a dedicated Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Symposium. Involving collaborators from the African continent, this scientific Symposium described the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, innovative and integrated approach for diagnostics, treatments, prevention methods and health system strengthening activities and provided a comprehensive update on all the current projects that are conducted towards contributing to the control and elimination of malaria.