On 3 and 4 September, the 1st Scientific Meeting: "Malaria and emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases: a health challenge" will take place at the Malaria Interpretation Centre in Losar de la Vera (Cáceres).
A total of fourteen presentations will be given by leading scientists, who will focus attention on these diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and other vectors, which threaten world health.
The meeting, endorsed by the Spanish Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health, brings together experts from the CNMT-ISCIII and also doctors from the National Microbiology Centre, the University of Extremadura, the University of Valencia and the Barcelona Institute of Global Health, among others. In addition, the programme designed by the Malaria Interpretation Centre aims to give a voice to the new young scientists, also betting on an equitable meeting in terms of male and female participation.
The representatives of the Provincial Council of Cáceres and the Regional Government of Extremadura will perform the institutional inauguration, which will serve as the opening for the first day, dedicated to the study of the different research and aspects of malaria that represent a health challenge in the countries where this disease is still present. This will begin with a historical overview of the disease in the region of La Vera and Campo Arañuelo, which will highlight the role played by this anti-malaria clinic in the eradication of the disease.
The second day will be devoted to other emerging and re-emerging diseases that are reappearing in Spain due to climate change, among other factors, which may put our health at risk again with the introduction of new disease-transmitting vectors such as yellow fever, which last year in the south of Andalusia highlighted the vulnerability we are facing.
This scientific-technical meeting will be held in the open air and can be attended by anyone interested, after contacting the organisers to reserve a place and facilitate attendance at the conference.