This morning the plaque of a member of the Network of Museums and Interpretation Centres attached to the European Cultural Itinerary of the Routes of Emperor Charles V was handed over to the Malaria Interpretation Centre in Losar de la Vera (Cáceres).
The awarding of this plaque is a recognition of the dissemination work carried out by that centre by making known an illness that every year causes thousands of victims all over the world and which, as a curiosity, was the cause of the death of Emperor Charles V.
In the words of Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos, president of the Network of Routes of emperor Charles V, "it is a great honour for our network to have the Malaria Interpretation Centre as a member, given that this centre has been a reference point in Spain and Europe in the fight against malaria. A link between the centre and the Emperor Charles V that allows us to give greater visibility to the fight against that disease, which continues to cause thousands of deaths every year".
For his part, the Managing Director of the Network of Routes of emperor Charles V, Quintín Correas, said at the plaque presentation ceremony that "it is an honour to grant this recognition to the Malaria Interpretation Centre, which is given international projection with this incorporation, as well as having the opportunity to actively collaborate with other museums and interpretation centres that already form part of our network, such as the Museum of Mühlberg 1547 (Germany), the Museum of Charles V of Mojados (Valladolid), the Interpretation Centre of the last landing in Laredo (Cantabria), or the Interpretation Centre of the House of Hevia in Villaviciosa (Asturias) of the first landing of the emperor".
The presentation of this plaque has served as a preamble to a day of activities programmed by the Losar de la Vera Malaria Interpretation Centre, in which renowned researchers have taken part, such as Balbina Fernández, Doctor in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, whose paper has dealt with the history of that centre as a reference point in the early days of the fight against malaria in Spain; and the scientist Pilar Mateo, president of the Inesfly Corporation, of the Movement of Indigenous Women of the World and of the Pilar Mateo Foundation. Also, during the day it was possible to enjoy the exhibition of paintings 'Sam Sam Art Jamm Project', by the artist from Elche José Luis Mora Rozalén, founder of the NGO Toubabs Team.