The MIM Society Award: Celebrating Excellence

The MIM Society recognizes the outstanding contributions of malaria researchers and individuals who have played a pivotal role in the global fight against malaria. Their unwavering dedication and expertise are critical in combatting this deadly disease worldwide.

The MIM Society Awards are established in honor of eminent malaria scientists, researchers, and public health advocates: Prof. Ogobara Doumbo, Dr. Brian Sharp, and Dr. Peter J. de Vries.

Ogobara Doumbo MIM Award for Lifetime Achievements in Malaria Research and Capacity Building

The MIM Society presents the “Ogobara Doumbo MIM Award for Lifetime Achievements in Malaria Research and Capacity Building” to the following distinguished individuals:

Brian Sharp Young Investigators Award

The MIM Society is proud to present the “Brian Sharp Young Investigators Award” to recognize excellence in oral presentations at 8th Pan-African Malaria Conference. This award is given to the following 20 outstanding researchers:

Best Oral Presenters

Presenter Abstract Number Track Title
John Mwangi 351 Bioethics and Diversity Empowering Young Changemakers - The Kenya Malaria Youth Corps and the Fight Against Malaria in Africa
Pierre Gashema 324 Capacity Building Malaria Microscopy Quality Control in Rwanda: Data Spanning Seven Years (2017-2023)
Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam 212 Chemoprevention Advancing Malaria Elimination with a digitized approach: the case of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention 2023 in Benin
Mavuto Mukaka 164 Control and Elimination Pharmacokinetics of single low dose primaquine to support malaria elimination in Ugandan and Congolese children with acute falciparum malaria
David Jolly Muganzi 400 Diagnosis and Reagent Advancing light microscopic malaria diagnosis with machine learning.
Noella Umulisa 361 Drug Efficacy Efficacy of dihydro-artemisinin piperaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum infection in Rwanda, 2023
Sachel Mok 329 Drug Resistance Mapping the genetic landscape of multidrug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum by leveraging genetic crosses in a humanized mouse model
Dr Angela Minassian 63 Immunology & Vaccines RH5.1/Matrix Results of an efficacy trial against clinical P. falciparum malaria in 5-17 month old infants in a Phase IIb randomised trial in Burkina Faso
Arthur Sovi 278 Implementation Science and Health Systems The impact of next-generation dual-active ingredient long-lasting insecticidal net deployment on insecticide resistance in malaria vectors: results of a three-year cluster-randomized controlled trial in Benin
Magellan Tchouakui 82 Insecticide Resistance The duplicated P450s, CYP6P9a and CYP6P9b proficient pyrethroid metabolizers, are reducing neonicotinoid efficacy in Anopheles funestus while exacerbating the potency of Chlorfenapyr
Flavia Camponovo 131 Malaria Epidemiology Increasing case management coverage reduces malaria prevalence across endemic settings
Oliver Watson 132 Malaria Epidemiology Risk of selection and timelines for the continued spread of artemisinin and partner drug resistance in Africa
Jaishree Raman 206 Malaria Genomics Unravelling Plasmodium falciparum genetic diversity using targeted amplicon deep sequencing to guide elimination interventions in South Africa
Sequoia Leuba 126 Malaria in Pregnancy Quantifying the impact of malaria in pregnancy on maternal anaemia and its associated burden across Africa
Michael Lintner Rivera 273 Parasite & Systems Biology Perfusion Index as an Indicator for Mortality in Children with Plasmodium falciparum Severe Malaria
Andrea L Conroy 113 Pathogenesis and Co-Morbidities Elevated ferritin, severe malaria, and acute kidney injury
Nekoye Otsyula 170 Phytomedicines and Pharmacology Introducing a Phase 3 of KLU156, a non-artemisinin combination, compared to Coartemå¨ (artemether-lumefantrine) for efficacy and safety in uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria
Carol Kamya 29 Social and Health Economics Cost-Effectiveness of weekly Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine versus Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine for Malaria Chemoprevention in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia: A Comparative Analysis in Uganda and Malawi
Benson Mringo 196 Treatment and Case Management Leveraging Village Health Nutrition Day Plus to improve coverage of malaria services amongst children under five in Tanzania: A case study of Kibuye & Kibingo villages.
Doreen Siria 50 Vector Biology and Control Rapid age-grading and species identification of natural mosquitoes for malaria surveillance

Peter J. de Vries Young Investigators Award

The MIM Society is pleased to present the “Peter J. de Vries Young Investigators Award” in recognition of the best poster presentations at the MIM Society 8th Pan- African Malaria Conference. The following 17 researchers have demonstrated exceptional work:

Best Poster Presenters

Presenter Thematic Area Title
Deogratias Ndagijimana Malaria Epidemiology, Modelling, Surveillance and Impact Mapping malaria hotspots among high-risk groups in Rwanda: An opportunity for targeted interventions
Timo Reib Immunology & Vaccines (Children, Pregnant Women and Adults) How FHR-1 deficiency affects the infection with the malaria pathogen Plasmodium falciparum
Elisabet Martí Coma-Cros Control, Elimination and Eradication MESA Track - the unique free and open-access database of malaria projects
Linda Eva Amoah Diagnosis and Reagents Development AQ Malaria, a saliva-based method for malaria diagnosis
Moussa DJIMDE Malaria in Pregnancy Neutropenia and its possible effect on the effectiveness of artemisinin-based combination therapy in pregnant women in Mali
Samuel Kweku Dadzie Insecticide Resistance Malaria vector surveillance across 30 sentinel sites for informed decision making towards malaria elimination in Ghana
William Stone Drug Efficacy The transmission reducing activity of artemisinin-combination, non-artemisinin, and 8-aminoquinoline antimalarial therapies: a synthesis of novel trials from 2019-2023
Faustinah Sakari Treatment and Community Case Management Trends of adherence to malaria testing and treatment guidelines by community health volunteers in Kakamega county, Kenya.
Kwabena Owusu-Kyei Chemoprevention Assessment of Intermittent Preventive Treatment with Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine coverage and the Relationship between Anaemia and Malaria Infections among Young Children in Northern Sierra Leone: A Prospective Cohort Study
Ganiyat Eshikhena Capacity Building, Leadership, and Governance Strengthening Local Capacity for Mathematical Modelling in Public Health Professionals in LMICs: Lessons learnt
Moustapha Nikiema Drug Resistance Monitoring antimalarial drug resistance markers using Anopheles mosquitoes in Burkina Faso
Jessie Hamon Implementation Science and Health systems How, why, and under what circumstances do supportive supervision programs improve malaria case management?
Martin Kampmann Parasite and Systems Biology Transcriptional and genomic signatures associated with continuous P. falciparum asexual replication and asymptomatic persistence.
George Awungafac Pathogenesis and Co-morbidities (Including Parasite & Systems Biology) Risk of malaria in type 2 diabetes with or without metabolic syndrome in Cameroon: Baseline results from a prospective cohort
Matthew Higgins Malaria Genomics (Human-Anopheles-Plasmodium) New reference genomes for neglected Plasmodium ovale curtisi and Plasmodium ovale wallikeri
George Adu Asumah Vector Biology and Control Barriers and Facilitators of Insecticide Treated Nets in Ghana: A Systematic Review of Available Evidence, 2022
Charlotte Kern Phytomedicines, Pharmacology and Drug Development Using dried blood spot sampling for ivermectin population pharmacokinetics modeling during a mass drug administration campaign in Mozambique