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Malaria in Ethiopia: Progress in Control and Remaining Challenges

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Webinar Title: Malaria in Ethiopia: Progress in Control and Remaining Challenges.

Part 1: Challenges in management of Malaria.
 More than 600,000 people still die of malaria every year. The emergence of diagnostic and treatment challenges due to the parasite escaping detection with commonly used diagnostic tests and becoming resistant to antimalarial drugs has been a great concern.

Speaker: Professor Danial Yilma. Daniel is an Internal medicine Physician who obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen. He has been serving as a clinician and academician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Jimma University since 2009. He was a WHO/TDR fellow at Worldwide antimalarial resistance and he is a research fellow at the Infectious disease data observatory. He is a scientific advisory panel for communicable diseases for the Oromia regional health office and a member of the case management team for the national malaria programme in Ethiopia. He has led Phase II/III malaria drug development trials.


  • Discuss the malaria biology
  • Discuss the current diagnostic challenges of malaria
  • Update on treatment of Malaria
  • Review radical cure and transmission blocking treatment for malaria

Part 2: Malaria Control and Elimination in Ethiopia. Malaria is a potentially life-threatening parasitic disease caused by infection with Plasmodium protozoa. It remains a re-emerging threat in Ethiopia.

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Girma –  Serving as senior malaria advisor at USAID/Ethiopia in Health Office, President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) team for the past 6 years. Before that, he serves in different capacities as Malaria Clinical Team Leader, TB/HIV and Palliative Care Advisor, and ART Advisor at Columbia University, ICAP in Ethiopia for 9 years. Dr. Samuel served as an internist at Jimma University, St Paul’s Millennium Medical College, and in private health facilities. Dr. Samuel holds an MD degree from Jimma University, speciality certificate in internal medicine from Addis Ababa University, and a Master of Public Health from Gondar University.


  • Discuss malaria biology: the human malaria parasite and vectors
  • Discuss diagnostic methods
  • Discuss malaria case management

Date: Tuesday, 25th of April 2023

Time: 7 pm East Africa Time (EAT)

Duration: 1.5 hours

CPD Points: 1.5