Today (September 17, 2021), I am proud to announce that I am partnering with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to support their mission to communicate trusted information about malaria research with audiences worldwide. We launch the Johns Hopkins Malaria Minute, a rebrand of the Malaria Minute, to share influential advances in malaria research in 60 seconds.
There has never been a more urgent need for trusted and reliable sources of scientific information. As the WHO points out, misinformation can have grave effects on public health outcomes and trust in institutions. At the same time, this information needs to be communicated in novel and exciting ways – fit for the digital age – and made accessible for audiences worldwide. In the context of malaria, there is also a need to share research from different disciplines, to bridge the gap between academic silos.
It is an honour to collaborate with JHMRI to try to tackle some of these challenges. The Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to malaria, offering expertise in entomology, parasitology, epidemiology, and immunology, whilst the Bloomberg School more generally enjoys a suite of public communications, including the Public Health on Call podcast and the GlobalHealthNOW newsletter.
Together, we will make malaria research more accessible to more people, whilst bringing audiences closer to the scientists leading the fight against this deadly disease.
Introducing The Johns Hopkins Malaria Minute
Impactful Malaria Research, in 60 Seconds.
The Johns Hopkins Malaria Minute podcast shares important advances in malaria research in 60 seconds with the global community interested and committed to the goal of malaria elimination.
The premise behind this podcast is simple: to highlight impactful scientific findings to experts worldwide. Aimed directly at malaria professionals—from emerging to established scientists, researchers, and policymakers—the podcast encourages the global conversation and sharing of knowledge about malaria research.
The podcast will be produced every two weeks by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, with voice-over delivered by me.
What will happen to Fight Malaria?
Existing posts on the Fight Malaria website will remain as is, in an archived capacity. At present, no new content will be published.
Please see the Johns Hopkins Malaria Minute page to listen to the podcast.