About the Award
Being ‘social’ is more than simply using Twitter or Facebook to share content or news. From journalists, bloggers and social media moderators to researchers, policy wonks and those in between, this award is for that stand-out person with the strongest ‘social attitudes’ of helping others and adding value to the malaria response.
About Bart Knols
Bart Knols is the Chief Innovation Officer at In2Care BV, a company specializing in medical entomology, and Chairman of the Advisory Bard at the Dutch Malaria Foundation. He is also the Founder of MalariaWorld, the largest scientific and social network for malaria professionals. With over 8700 subscribers on MalariaWorld and a robust social media presence, Bart Knols is a brilliant communicator and advocate for malaria.
MalariaWorld serves as a one-stop shop for malaria debate, forums, expert blogs, event listings, and jobs, summarized in a weekly newsletter of the latest malaria research and articles. The network disseminates its content through active social media engagement on Twitter @KnolsMosquito, @MalariaWorld, @MalariaWorld_, and Facebook.
As well as editing the MalariaWorld journal, Bart Knols has (co)authored more than 140 scientific articles on malaria, 19 book chapters, and a popular Dutch science book book ‘Mosquito: The fascinating world of public enemy number 1’.
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Check out Bart's interview with Tim France below, as well as the amazing custom illustration (click image for larger version):
About the People’s Choice for Best Communications Award partner: Roll Back Malaria
Roll Back Malaria (RBM) is the global platform for coordinated action against malaria. It forms multisectoral partnerships at national and global levels in order to mobilize action and resources to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality.