50th Anniversary: Malaria Free Italy

Malaria Free Italy 50 Years

On 17 November 1970 the World Health Organisation officially declared Italy a malaria-free country.

Istituto Superiore di Sanità and Sapienza University Rome, key institutions in the achievement of Italy’s malaria elimination, celebrates the 50th anniversary of this historical achievement with two events:

from 17 November 2020

Malaria: a journey in time and space

An impossible conversation of two malariologists, in Italy and in Africa, one hundred years apart


Video (in Italian with English subtitles)

in collaboration with the Medical Research Council, Gambia Unit at LSHTM

YouTube ISS Museum: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWyqIG7UFEInxO10qygoAQ



24 November 2020

From 50 years of a malaria-free Italy towards a malaria-free World

h15:00 – h17:00 (3:00 – 5:00 PM CET)


An international webconference organised in collaboration with the Italian Malaria Network to discuss successes and challenges of the current fight against malaria, particularly in Africa, and to highlight the contribution of scientific research to the goals of malaria elimination and eradication.

With Pedro Alonso, Geneva; Gordon Awandare, Accra; Flaminia Catteruccia, Boston; Kelly Chibale, Cape Town

Webconference free access: https://live.starleaf.com/OTUwMTMyNzI6NTIyMzU0


Please circulate this invitation, thank you.


Alessandra della Torre, PhD

Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica & Malattie Infettive, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome

Pietro Alano, PhD

Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome

Donatella Taramelli, PhD

Facoltà di Farmacia, Università di Milano, Milan, Director of the Italian Malaria Network