Key De­vel­op­ment and Fi­nance Up­dates

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The Malaria Con­sor­tium has an­nounced that it has part­nered with the Univer­sity of Nige­ria, Nsukka (UNN), to es­tab­lish a schol­ar­ship in me­mory of Dr. Sylia Meek, the Con­sor­tium's for­mer Global Tech­ni­cal Di­rec­tor.

The London-based charity said the schol­ar­ship was cre­ated to en­sure that Dr. Meek's val­ues are passed on to fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of en­to­mol­o­gists in Africa.

Dr. Meek died on May 11th, 2016 af­ter an 18-month bat­tle with cancer. Orig­i­nat­ing from Hull in North­east Eng­land, Meek was in­stru­men­tal in tran­si­tion­ing Malaria Con­sor­tium from a re­source cen­tre into an ev­i­dence-based, health re­search and im­ple­men­ta­tion charity com­mit­ted to fight­ing in­fec­tious dis­eases, par­tic­u­larly malaria, in poor coun­tries.

UNN will be ac­cept­ing two schol­ar­ship stu­dents in 2017 for a two-year Mas­ter's pro­gramme in En­to­mol­ogy.

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