Key Development and Finance Updates
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.