HSRC and MRC to carry a dialogue on malaria vaccine improvement

DATE: 17 November 2021

Human Sciences Analysis Council

Pretoria, Tuesday 16 November 2021 – The Human Sciences Analysis Council (HSRC) in partnership with the South African Medical Analysis Council (SAMRC) invite members of the media to affix a webinar dialogue on malaria vaccine improvement to be held on Wednesday, 17 November 2021 from 11h00 to 13h00.

Malaria kills about 500 000 folks per 12 months in Africa, nearly half of them youngsters. Researchers are working laborious to develop a vaccine towards this parasitic illness however nonetheless face a number of challenges. 

At this digital dialogue, specialists will assess the progress made to this point and talk about the seemingly impression of a vaccine breakthrough.

In response to the HSRC’s Dr Palesa Sekhejane, the dialogue will contribute to scholarly inquiry by presenting scientific communities with a possibility to develop potential areas of analysis curiosity, notably in African areas. 

“It’s vital to replicate on difficult facets of malaria vaccine improvement and sensitise the general public relating to the good points that the vaccine is able to attaining. On this dialogue, specialists will share their experiences specializing in historic and future views of malaria vaccine improvement,” mentioned Dr Sekhejane.

The event of malaria vaccines is a large step in direction of lowering the impression that malaria has on communities residing within the areas infested with malaria-causing mosquitos, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

The coverage dialogue serves as a platform for specialists to have interaction on the development, alternatives and bottlenecks within the analysis and coverage surroundings.

“Along with accelerating the event and manufacturing of a malaria vaccine, we have to perceive how the worldwide effort will guarantee honest and equitable entry to such a vaccine for all international locations, notably low- and middle-income international locations,” mentioned Dr Sekhejane.

The goals of the dialogue embrace: 

• Exploring the challenges and constraints in direction of the event of producing of vaccines in Africa

• Figuring out the capability to provide the vaccine 

• The provision of expertise, equipment, and space for storing. The World Well being Group (WHO) is making an attempt to enlist the assistance of pharmaceutical firms for funding and to create analysis hub, in addition to funds. 

• Figuring out the financial burden of malaria in South Africa

• Figuring out different well being interventions to struggle malaria within the nation 

• Figuring out which of those interventions would have the best public well being impression 

• Figuring out which interventions could be probably the most cost-effective. 

• Defining a mix of interventions the nation might undertake

• Discovering out extra about financing choices out there for the vaccine

• Figuring out whether or not South Africa’s present well being infrastructure can accommodate supply of a malaria vaccine

• Figuring out the that means of vaccine improvement for sub-Saharan Africa 

• Strategic planning on how one can proceed with vaccine improvement and distribution

The main points of the occasion are as follows:

Date:17 November 2021

Time:11h00 to 13h00

Zoom hyperlink:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h0jgQl1oSpiEyfr37vOY8Q

For media enquiries contact: Adziliwi Nematandani – 082 765 9191 or anematandani@hsrc.ac.za.

Be part of the dialog: #MalariaVaccine

In regards to the Human Sciences Analysis Council (HSRC)

The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory analysis company and has grown to turn out to be the most important devoted analysis institute within the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public analysis in areas which can be essential to improvement.

Our mandate is to tell the efficient formulation and monitoring of presidency coverage; to guage coverage implementation; to stimulate public debate by means of the efficient dissemination of research-based information and fact-based analysis outcomes; to foster analysis collaboration; and to assist construct analysis capability and infrastructure for the human sciences. 

The Council conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific analysis for public sector customers, non-governmental organisations and worldwide improvement companies. Analysis actions and constructions are carefully aligned with South Africa’s nationwide improvement priorities.

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