Scientific Colloquium honours contribution to Malaria fight

May 5, 2024Health, Malaria

Organised by the Ugandan Ministry of Health on 18th and 19th April, the World Malaria Malaria Day Scientific Colloquium 2024 was attended among others by the Vice President of Uganda, Jessica Alupo, the State Minister of Health – General Duties, Hon. Anifa Kawooya, and the Permanent Secretary for Minister of Health, Dr Diana Atwine, together with a range of researchers and scientists.

The Scientific Colloquium kicked off the start of commemoration for World Malaria Day 2024 in Uganda under the theme ‘Say no to malaria deaths’.  A number of research papers, presentations and discussions about the latest malaria related innovations and trends were shared at the event.

The colloquium also offered an opportunity to recognise and award contributors to the fight against malaria.  The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine was among those that were recognised and awarded for championing the fight against Malaria in Uganda. The award was presented to her by the Vice President, Hon. Jessica Alupo.  

Malaria Consortium was also honoured for its groundbreaking efforts in malaria prevention. Dr Jimmy Opigo, the head of the National Malaria Control Division at the Ministry of Health, presented the Malaria Consortium award to Dr Godfrey Magumba, Malaria Consortium’s East and Southern Africa Director.

Dr Opigo appreciated Malaria Consortium’s innovative contributions to integrated community case management, enhanced surveillance and the introduction of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in the Karamoja region. He also emphasised how crucial these initiatives have been in advancing Uganda’s fight against malaria, “The strategic initiatives implemented by Malaria Consortium are not only commendable but transformative. Their efforts in Karamoja and beyond are setting a benchmark in malaria prevention, profoundly impacting our national health landscape.


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