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