Founder of MalariaWorld, the world's largest professional and social network for malaria professionals. With currently more than 8600 subscribers (free of charge) in >140 countries. Stimulating debate, forums, expert blogs, listing meetings, jobs, etc. Sending out a weekly newsletter with all new malaria articles published that week. Editor of the MalariaWorld Journal, the first Open Access journal on malaria where you don't pay to read and don't pay to publish. Bart has also written blogs on malaria for the European Journalism Centre fort heir THINK3! Competition, of which he was a winner (and visited the Millennium villages in Kenya afterwards). He has (co)authored more than 140 scientific articles on malaria, 19 book chapters, and served as editor on 3 books. He also authored the popular science book ‘Mosquito: The fascinating world of public enemy number 1’ (in Dutch). Besides his voluntary work for MalariaWorld, which has been active for the last 5 years, he is a Director of In2Care, a Dutch company he (co)founded in 2011, which develops novel tools to control mosquito-borne diseases, notably malaria and dengue. He also serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Malaria Foundation (which he helped to set up in 2010). He currently serves as the PI on a 5-country EU-FP7 funded project that develops mosquito contamination devices. Websites: MalariaWorld: www.malariaworld.org Personal website: www.bartknols.com Company website: www.in2care.org EU Project website: www.mcdproject.eu
It is a clear fact that malariaworld is a very unique platform for malaria professionals and made a great difference especially for African scientists. however, I would like to add that the background of its founder, Bart knols, through his tough and unique experience while working in African countries makes him fulfills the description of "the stands out person with the strongest social attitude of helping others". I met him while working with the SIT project in Sudan and i remember how he was so helpful and with a very nice attitude with us. I wish him all the best.
Bart Knols and Inga have made malaria widely visible through MalariaWorld. They keep us updated on all malaria related publications and issues throughout the world. MalariaWorld helps students and researchers in developing countries where access to literature is scares by providing knowledge and up today's data on malaria control. Most importantly they remind us that malaria can be defeated.
This is a no-brainer. The way Dr. Knols communicates the most pressing issues on malaria is innovative, diverse and effective: see his Malaria World (a Facebook equivalent for malaria scientists), Fake Drugs Kill initiative on the disregarded problem which needs to be meaningfully raised or one of the TED Talks on innovations in malaria!
Bart is an innovative mosquito researcher, a brilliant academic on malaria control and fighter for social justice in making academic research available to many, especially for those who need it most in their day to day struggle with malaria. As a creative blogger and writer he communicates malaria like no other and I endorse him wholeheartedly!
Bart and Ingeborg manage to keep MalariaWorld in the air year after year. They continue to offer free access to all possible information on malaria you'd like to find. Thumbs up. I endorse Bart's nomination and wish them all the best continuing their great work
If MalariaWorld was not there someone would have to invent it... Hopefully Bart and Inga have done it and are keeping it alive and growing! What a great and useful contribution against malaria!
Bart Knols, his wife Inga, and MalariaWorld constantly remind us that malaria can be defeated, they keep us in touch with reality, they encourage with their enthusiasm, and avoid patronising fashionable (often ineffective) projects.
Bart is one of the founders of MalariaWorld: the world's largest free online platform for malaria professionals. MalariaWorld stimulates and provides free access to information on malaria for all in need of it. Malaria professionals like doctors and scientists, all over the world but in malaria endemic countries in Africa in particular, need to be able to stay informed and become engaged in international debate. This is what MalariaWorld offers. Bart is a true inspiration for many people. With his dedication and passion he really wants to make a difference and encourages others to do the same. That makes him a hero.
I always find at least one interesting paper to read on MalariaWorld every week. If only I had time to read them all!