Five Minutes | Exclusive Malaria Interviews

Five Minutes | Exclusive Malaria Interviews

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Bringing you closer to the most interesting people in the world of malaria. Each week, you’ll be able to listen to an exclusive interview with someone making an impact. From researchers to entrepreneurs, we believe that everyone’s voice should be heard. This is Five Minutes, a podcast by Fight Malaria.
Michelle Stanton | Using Drones to Fight Malaria
Oct 21 • 5 min
Joining me today is Michelle Stanton, a Research Fellow in the Centre for Health, Informatics, Computing and Statistics at Lancaster University. She also holds an honorary position at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She’s working on trying to…
Dr Deborah O’Neil | The Post-Antibiotic Era
Oct 14 • 5 min
Dr Deborah O’Neil is the CEO of Novabiotics, a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the design and development of first-in-class anti-infectives. She recently delivered a talk on the pharmaceutical industry as it is today, and offered…
Professor Katherine Andrews | Getting Kids into STEM
Oct 7 • 5 min
There’s a significant shortage of people working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). According to STEM.org.uk, this shortage is costing businesses £1.5 billion a year in recruitment, temporary staffing, inflated salaries and additional…
Rob Mather | CEO, Against Malaria Foundation
Oct 1 • 5 min
Joining me today is Rob Mather, the CEO of The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF). Earlier this year, he was presented with a Points of Light certificate by Prince William, signed by Her Majesty the Queen. AMF fund anti-malaria nets, specifically…
Florence Bearman & Kim Van Der Wiejde | Bicycle Ambulances
Sep 23 • 5 min
Access to healthcare in some remote parts of Africa can be extremely limited, with the nearest health facility located hours away. For mothers of children with severe malaria, this can put their child’s life at risk. But now a London-based international…
Sally Edgar | Animation for Public Health
Sep 16 • 5 min
Joining me today is Sally Edgar from a London-based digital agency AV Studios. They’ve worked with numerous clients in the education and public health sectors over the course of 20 years, creating animations, designing websites and launching quizzes. I’m…
Margaret Reilly McDonnell | Nothing But Nets
Sep 2 • 5 min
Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria. Margaret Reilly McDonnell, the Executive Director of Nothing But Nets discusses the importance of mosquito nets, the growing issue of…
Dr Mike Coleman & Kirsten Duda | Insecticide Resistance Video Game
Aug 26 • 5 min
Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria. Joining me today are Dr Mike Coleman and Kirsten Duda of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. They work for ETCH which stands for…
Professor Steve Lindsay | Mosquito Nets
Aug 22 • 5 min
Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria. Today’s episode is brought to you live from Durham University where I met with Professorr Steve Lindsay to discuss his work in…
Professor Archie Clements | Curtin University
Aug 19 • 5 min
Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria. Today I’m delighted to be joined by Professor Archie Clements who is Pro Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences at Curtin University in…
Elena & Joanne | Feminism and Malaria
Aug 15 • 5 min
Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria. Since the New York Times published a story detailing allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein in October of last year,…
Dr Michelle Wykes | The Immune System’s Response to Malaria
Aug 12 • 5 min
Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria. Today I’m really excited to be joined by Dr Michelle Wykes all the way from Brisbane, Australia. She runs the Molecular Immunology unit…
John Dowe | International Mefloquine Veterans’ Alliance
Aug 5 • 5 min
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with John Dowe of the International Mefloquine Veterans Alliance. The Alliance is a network of individuals affected by the health impacts of Mefloquine and Tafenoquine. Their aim is to support those who are…
Professor Jane Quinn | Mefloquine Widow
Aug 3 • 5 min
As part of our podcast series investigating the antimalarial drugs Tafenoquine and Mefloquine, I am thrilled to be able to speak with Professor Jane Quinn from the Charles Stuart University in Australia. She works extensively with military veterans…
Professor James McCarthy | The Safety Of Tafenoquine
Aug 1 • 5 min
Following our interview with Dr Remington Nevin on the FDA’s approval of Tafenoquine, the antimalarial drug, we’re excited to launch a series of podcast interviews surround Tafenoquine. We’ll be bringing you perspective from across the board, from…
Dr Remington Nevin | The Quinism Foundation
Jul 29 • 5 min
This interview follows breaking news released earlier this week that a new malaria drug, Tafenoquine, had been endorsed by the FDA. The drug treats relapsing P.vivax malaria and removes the malaria parasite from the liver. Some have hailed the drug’s…
Thomas Stewart | The Mentor Initiative
Jul 22 • 5 min
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Thomas Stewart, a Programme Manager from The Mentor Initiative. He tells us about his work in malaria control and why it’s now more important than ever to eliminate malaria. This is Five Minutes with Thomas…
Reverend Colin Chambers | Nelson Mandela’s Chaplain
Jul 18 • 5 min
Welcome to a very special edition of Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria. Today is Wednesday the 18th of July, Nelson Mandela Day. This year marks a milestone in his legacy, it’s his…
Professor Jake Baum | Malaria Researcher
Jul 15 • 5 min
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Professor Jake Baum of Imperial College London. He has been thrust in the spotlight for what the ‘Independent’ is calling a ‘major malaria breakthrough’. His team is working on trying to find a set of…
PMI VectorLink Project | Malaria Control
Jul 8 • 5 min
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with a representative from the PMI VectorLink Project. The project is equipping countries to plan and implement sustainable Indoor Residual Spraying programs and other life-saving malaria control interventions.…
Fiona Nicholson | Sing For Uganda
Jul 5 • 5 min
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Fiona Nicholson from The Portsmouth Grammar School. In the latter part of this interview, we speak with Ingrid from the Portsmouth Gospel Choir. Fiona organised a fundraising event titled Sing For Uganda, to…
Cheyenne Cook | Vector LearningXChange
Jul 1 • 5 min
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Cheyenne Cook of the Vector LearningXChange Platform. The site has been designed for vector control stakeholders from around the world to learn from each other about the most effective ways to prevent…