Malaria cases and deaths remain unacceptably high and are resurgent in several settings, though recent developments inspire optimism. This includes the approval of the world's first malaria vaccine and results from novel vaccine candidates and trials testing innovative combinatorial interventions.
Attending the launching ceremony on propagating "World Malaria Day 25 April 2022" in Quy Nhon city, Dr. Mya Sapal Ngon - Medical Officer of WHO Representative's Office to Viet Nam spoke about the purpose and meaning of World Malaria Day on April 25 and believed that Viet Nam could contribute to the innovation to end malaria.
This year, with the theme "Harness innovationto reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives", the Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology Quy Nhon (IMPE-QN) organised the launching ceremony of the World Malaria Day in Quy Nhon city to enhance the awareness and knowledge on malaria.
This study is the first to apply MALDI-TOF MS to the identification of field-caught mosquitoes in Vietnam, where the burden of disease transmitted by these vectors is high. It confirms that misidentification of mosquitoesby morphology can be prevented with MALDI-TOF MS, provided that the reference spectrum of that mosquito species is present in the MALDI-TOF MS database.
The Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology Quy Nhon (IMPE-QN) has hosted a delegation from Binh Dinh Provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations (PUSTA) and Binh Dinh Provincial Department of Science and Technology (PDST) on 09th March 2022. The visit was an initial step in the forthcoming plan for research cooperation in accordance with the provincial policy on promotion of science and technology proliferation in the period of 2020-2025.