MALARIA NO MORE INTERNATIONAL HONORS 2019
CELEBRATING 10 PEOPLE AND IDEAS THAT WILL HELP MAKE THE END OF MALARIA POSSIBLE IN OUR LIFETIMES
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!
A huge thank you to the 200+ guests who joined us on June 19 in New York City to honor ten innovators, corporations, and ideas that are transforming the fight against malaria in bold and sometimes counter-intuitive ways—and the profound effect they are making in human and economic terms.
ABOUT THE EVENT AND HONOREES
To many of us, malaria is something out of the history books. However, this preventable disease is very much a real threat for half the world, killing a child every two minutes. Thanks to continued commitment and funding, the prospect of eradicating this disease is spurring exciting breakthroughs in data science, mobile, mapping, genomics, medical technology, and bioengineering. Read on to learn more about the work of our inspiring event honorees.
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BUILDING A BETTER BED NET HONOREES
Partners are reinventing this iconic tool to outpace resistance and ensure bed nets continue to save lives across malaria-affected countries.
Sumitomo’s extensive R&D brought the world the Olyset Net insecticide treated mosquito net.
More than one billion people have benefited from PermaNet bed nets.
THE DATA REVOLUTION: FROM DIAGNOSTICS TO GENOMICS HONOREES
Data points from more than 250 million Rapid Diagnostic Test are sparking innovations – high-resolution malaria maps, parasite mobility tracking, genetic epidemiology – that can stop the parasite in its tracks.
Abbott is the global leader in manufacturing and supplying rapid diagnostic tests for malaria.
INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH METRICS AND EVALUATION
PROFESSOR SIMON I. HAY
IHME provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.
DR. JENNIFER GARDY
BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Dr. Gardy’s research established the new field of genomic epidemiology, influencing public health policy and practices worldwide as well as the Foundation’s malaria strategy.
DR. TREVOR MARTIN
Mammoth is providing a CRISPR-based platform that is democratizing access to infinite tests for bio sensing in healthcare.
DR. CAROLINE BUCKEE
HARVARD T.H.CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
As associate professor of epidemiology, Dr. Buckee’s team uses mathematical models, genomic data, and “Big Data” from mobile phones and satellites to track the spread of pathogens like malaria and how they may be controlled.
THE QUEST FOR A RADICAL CURE HONOREE
Scientists and pharma leaders are racing to invent a new generation of “wonder drugs” before we lose current drugs to expanding resistance.
DR. JULIA ZACK
The Novartis Malaria Initiative focuses on improving access to treatment, delivering better healthcare and researching and developing next generation antimalarial treatments.
CRACKING THE MOSQUITO CODE HONOREES
Geneticists are using the breakthrough CRISPR gene-editing technology to turn mosquitoes into allies in the fight against malaria and other mosquito-borne disease.
TATA INSTITUTE FOR GENETICS AND SOCIETY
DR. SURESH SUBRAMANI
TIGS, a collaborative research institution with UC, San Diego, is advancing human health and agriculture research, primarily to benefit India and Indians, through technology development and scientific capacity building.
Using its Friendly™ biological engineering platform, Oxitec is bringing its decade of ground-breaking successes against dengue- and zika-transmitting mosquitoes to the fight against malaria.