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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.

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.
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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.

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English


Episodes

The World's First Voice Petition To End Malaria

4/9/2019
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Malaria No More has just launched a petition, with David Beckham as its figurehead. The petition aims to get the attention of world leaders ahead of critical funding decisions for The Global Fund. But this petition is not asking for signatures or for your email address, it wants your voice, and for you to recording yourself saying ‘Malaria Must Die’. To learn more, I’m joined by Dr Elvis Eze, who is part of the campaign.

Duration:00:05:00

Tracking Insecticide Resistance Across the African Continent

4/3/2019
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the malaria experts. The Mobile Malaria team, led by Dr George Busby from the University of Oxford, are about to set off on a six-thousand-kilometre journey across Africa. They’ll be making the journey in a Land Rover, taking portable DNA sequencing technology on the road. Sequencing DNA is no mean feat, it requires lots of specialist equipment, stuff you’d normally find in a lab. But this...

Duration:00:05:00

Enhancing Mosquito Genome Assembly with a Low-Input DNA Protocol

3/4/2019
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the malaria experts. All of our genetic material is made from DNA. It’s a chemical found in the nucleus of our cells, in long structures called chromosomes. The entire set of our genetic material forms our genome; each one of our is unique. Having reference genomes, a list of the genes always occur in a particular species is really important. It allows scientists to identify genes that cause...

Duration:00:05:00

The Canadian Student Using a Smartphone Camera to Diagnose Malaria

2/24/2019
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria. The world’s access to mobile phones is increasing. Quartz Africa predicts that one billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa will have one by 2023. Fatou Secka, a student at Dalhousie University in Canada, is using this to revolutionise malaria diagnosis. Using a 3D-printed lens clip that attaches the back of a smartphone camera, she hopes to detect the presence of malaria...

Duration:00:05:00

Aligning Malaria Communications to Engender Change

2/17/2019
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria. There are a number of stakeholders in the fight against malaria. Hundreds of organisations, nonprofits and government schemes are united by a common objective: to eradicate malaria. But how do you align this global community to ensure that everyone’s singing off of the same song sheet? Well, the Strategic Communications Partner Committee, the SCPC, tries to do just that....

Duration:00:05:00

The Accuracy of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria

1/6/2019
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria. Today I’m joined by Dr Mark Amos to discuss the accuracy of malaria testing. How accurate are Rapid Diagnostic Tests, or RTDs, tools that are becoming increasing popular? And how do they compare to traditional lab testing? This is Five Minutes with Dr Mark Amos.

Duration:00:06:38

An Interview with Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for International Development

12/30/2018
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria. In the final episode of 2018, I’m pleased to share this interview with Penny Mordaunt. She’s the Secretary of State for International Development. Its aim is to build a safer and more prosperous world by tackling the global challenges of our time, including malaria.

Duration:00:05:00

Using Gene Drives to Target Malaria Carrying Mosquitos

12/23/2018
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria. Target Malaria is a consortium of researchers using 'gene drives' to help eliminate malaria. In this podcast, I speak with Dr Alekos Simoni, one of their researchers based at Imperial College London.

Duration:00:05:26

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria & NTDs

12/16/2018
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria. Today, I’m joined by Jeremy Lefroy MP, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and NTDs. Political attitudes are vital to the success of malaria elimination efforts and his responsibility is to inform other Parliamentarians about the disease. Today’s a good time to speak because the group’s annual report was released earlier this week.

Duration:00:05:49

The Programme Analyst Coordinating 'Bucket Trials' in India

12/9/2018
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I’m joined by Lukyn Gedge who is coordinating the Microbide Bucket Challenge in India. Her team is testing the efficacy of a new biodegradable larvicide that can kill mosquitos, releasing carbon dioxide and water into the atmosphere. This is Five Minutes with Lukyn Gedge.

Duration:00:04:37

The Scientist Developing a New Biodegradable Larvicide

12/2/2018
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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria. Today, I’m joined by Mary Skelly, the CEO of Microbide, a chemical company based in Ireland. Her team is developing a biodegradable insecticide for the control of mosquitoes. It’s currently undergoing so-called 'bucket trials' in India. This is Five Minutes with Mary Skelly.

Duration:00:05:00

The Woman Fighting Malaria with Handmade Soap

11/25/2018
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I’m joined by Joan Nalubega, the Founder of Uganics. Her company makes and sells mosquito-repellent soap. It’s received worldwide attention after Reuters shared Joan’s story online. This is Five Minutes with Joan Nalubega.

Duration:00:05:00

The Journalist Responsible for the Removal of Kenya's Fake Malaria Drugs

11/18/2018
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To kickstart Series 2 of Five Minute, I’m joined by Stella Murumba, a Kenyan journalist. She’s been involved in an investigation into substandard antimalarial drugs. Her journalism has resulted in the Kenyan Health Ministry to recall Duo-Cotecxin, a commonly used antimalarial.

Duration:00:05:00

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring and DDT

11/11/2018
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Rachel Carson was born in 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Carson was a passionate scientist and ecologist, writing about the environment. Her most famous book, Silent Spring, was published in 1962 - two years before her death. The book emphasises the need to preserve our world. It also presented her theory about the environmental consequences of pesticide misuse - particularly DDT, a pesticide used to kill mosquitoes. To discuss this further, I’m joined by historian Linda Lear. She wrote...

Duration:00:04:22

Using Music to Fight Malaria in Malawi

11/4/2018
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Annemarie Quinn and Code Sangala speak to me about their charity, Music Against Malaria. They’re currently touring Malawi to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. This is Five Minutes.

Duration:00:05:00

Harvard University's Online Malaria Course

10/28/2018
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Joining me today is Professor Marcia Castro of Harvard University. She’s helped launch MalariaX: From Genes to Globe. It’s an online course that details the science and technology of malaria, as well as the historical, political, social and economic factors to its eradication. The course is available on the edX platform, is free of charge and lasts around 40 hours.

Duration:00:05:00

Using Drones to Fight Malaria

10/21/2018
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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 reduce malaria deaths by better understanding where mosquito breeding spots are. To do this, she’s using the power of drones to capture aerial imagery in Malawi’s drone corridor – a patch of land devoted to humanitarian drone testing created...

Duration:00:05:00

The Dangers of a 'Post-Antibiotic' Era

10/14/2018
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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 an insight into what it could become, with a focus on so-called ‘personalised medicines’. She also addressed the worrying issue of antimicrobial resistance and discussed new cancer therapies being approved by the NHS. This is Five Minutes...

Duration:00:04:41

Getting Kids into STEM

10/7/2018
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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 training costs. Trying to change that is Professor Katherine Andrews, a parasitologist and the Project Manager of ‘That’s RAD! Science’. The aim of which is to bring STEM careers alive for children through a series of fun and educational...

Duration:00:05:00

The CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation

10/1/2018
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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 long-lasting insecticidal nets, LLINs. Website: https://www.againstmalaria.com/ This is Five Minutes with Rob Mather.

Duration:00:04:35