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African champion in the fight against malaria, Professor Abdoulaye Diabaté on the stage of TED2024 – Capsud.net

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African champion in the fight against malaria, Professor Abdoulaye Diabaté on the stage of TED2024 – Capsud.net

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 12, 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- TED2024, a major event celebrating 40 years of innovation, ingenuity and creativity will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from April 15 to 19. Professor Abdoulaye Diabaté, an eminent African champion in the fight against malaria, will be a speaker. In his speech, entitled “How to end malaria”Professor Diabaté intends to be the catalyst for profound change in the field of global health.

Originally from Burkina Faso, Professor Diabaté heads the department of medical entomology and parasitology at the Health Sciences Research Institute (IRSS), in Bobo-Dioulasso.

His highly acclaimed research work as Principal Investigator of Target Malaria Burkina Faso has earned him worldwide recognition, including lectures at prestigious institutions, such as Harvard University, interviews by international and national media prestigious, such as CNN, BBC, Netflix, The New York Times, the national television channels of Burkina Faso.

Professor Diabaté was recently named as one of ten global winners of the prestigious Falling Walls Science & Innovation Prize 2023. This recognition encourages his continued efforts in eradicating malaria through innovative gene drive technology , which could be an effective and cost-effective method to reduce the population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, offering hope to millions of people around the world.

Malaria, a scourge that claims the life of a child every minute, is wreaking havoc, with more than 600,000 deaths and 200 million cases per year, mainly affecting African communities, particularly children and pregnant women. The social and economic cost of the disease is heavy, estimated at $12 billion per year in Africa alone. Africa is the continent with the highest burden of preventable diseases, but it is also the continent with the lowest technological development and impact on global health research. Professor Diabaté intends to change this situation.

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At TED2024, Professor Diabaté will highlight Target Malaria’s innovative approach, emphasizing collaboration and the central role of African scientists in the fight against malaria. It will also highlight the role of developing national expertise and international collective determination to confront one of humanity’s greatest challenges.

As the TED community converges on Vancouver, Professor Diabaté’s call to action promises to inspire and galvanize global efforts to eradicate malaria in Africa.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Target Malaria.

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About Target Malaria:
Target Malaria is a nonprofit research consortium committed to developing and sharing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable genetic technologies to modify mosquitoes and reduce malaria transmission. Our vision is to contribute to a world free of malaria. We strive for excellence in all areas of our business, leading the way in responsible research and development of genetic technologies, including gene driving. www.targetmalaria.org

Target Malaria receives funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as well as Open Philanthropy. Imperial College London is the lead granting body, working with partners in Africa, Europe and North America.

About TED:
TED is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to discovering, debating, and disseminating ideas that spark conversation, deepen understanding, and drive meaningful change. Our organization is dedicated to curiosity, reason, wonder, and the pursuit of knowledge – without an agenda. We welcome people from all disciplines and cultures who seek to better understand the world and connect with others, and we invite everyone to engage with ideas and implement them within their community. Our goal is to help create a future worth pursuing for all.

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TED began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, but today it has expanded to a multitude of global communities and initiatives that explore everything from science to business to education, arts and global issues.

In addition to hundreds of TED talks delivered at our annual conferences and published on TED.com, we produce original podcasts, short-form video series, animated educational lessons (TED-Ed), and television programs that are translated into more in 100 languages ​​and distributed through partnerships around the world. Each year, more than 3,000 independently organized TEDx events bring people together to share ideas and bridge gaps in communities on every continent. Through Project Audacious, TED has helped catalyze more than $3 billion in funding for projects aimed at making the world more beautiful, more sustainable, and more just. In 2020, TED launched Countdown, an initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis and mobilize a movement for a net-zero future. See the full list of TED’s many programs and initiatives.

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Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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