Sara Canavati


APMEN Secretariat 2015-06-12 06:30 Sara is a champion promoter of malaria elimination activities in the Asia Pacific region, and particularly her project work in Cambodia with Clinical Tropical Medicine Research, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit. Sara regularly shares her own and other colleagues photos and tweets that relay the message of 'a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030'. She is a great example of when technical expertise combines with advocacy for malaria elimination. Deserving of a follow! #MFAP2030 I am also a co-administrator of the Facebook page of the World Federation of Parasitologists, along with Christopher Haggarty-Weir, where I share new knowledge on malaria issues. Kindly feel free to visit the Facebook page at: In my ten years working in South East Asia, I have also try very hard to connect my colleagues to the existing sources on advocacy of malaria (especially Facebook and Twitter). I have personally invited my colleagues to the Facebook pages and twitter accounts "ISGLOBAL - Barcelona Institute for Global Health", "The Shoklo Malaria Research Unit", "Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance - APLMA", and the "APMEN". Several hundreds of my colleagues have liked and follow these pages and they say they have been greatly benefited from it. I have also added email lists from out Cambodian Research Consortium to the Malaria Elimination Initiative/Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco updates on innovative tools for malaria elimination. These are only brief examples of what I have done . Most importantly, I have used my own Facebook page to advocate for malaria elimination and share the latests updates in the region. Most of my friends are colleagues working in malaria in the Asia Pacific. Many say that my Facebook page acts as a closed group for all of us in the Asia Pacific working in malaria to share resources relevant to our field. I have my twitter and Facebook accounts linked as well so everything I twit it also goes to my Facebook page. I strongly believe that malaria advocacy is crucial for malaria elimination- the most important parasitic disease of humans.


Napapat Sasinthitipa

2015-11-06 16:31

The only way I can stay updated in Malaria elimination in South east asia is through Sara’s facebook and twitter accounts. Thank you Sara for your hard work in keeping us connected and also helping us to network with the regional malaria community. Sara is the best and she deserves this award.

Dara Sok

2015-11-06 16:27

Sara is working in malaria elimination in South East Asia. She keeps us all engaged in the latest developments in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and more!!! Her facebook page is a source of information. Her twits also are amazing. As I do not know how to get all the information that she re-twits. Thank you Sara for all your hard work in providing this information through social media!!!

Sotheavy Heng

2015-11-06 16:01

Shara she put all efforts to provide awareness and treatment to eliminate the malaria in Cambodia.

Sotheavy Heng

2015-11-06 16:01

Shara she put all efforts to provide awareness and treatment to eliminate the malaria in Cambodia.

Sotheavy Heng

2015-11-06 16:01

Shara she put all efforts to provide awareness and treatment to eliminate the malaria in Cambodia.

Natthapon Laochan

2015-11-06 15:50

Sara is my facebook friend and we work together for malaria elimination on the Thai-Myanmar border. I read most of her posts as it is the only way I can stay connected with the malaria world. I am very busy so it is easy to go to Sara’s facebook page and read the latest updates. I do not have time to look for malaria updates on my own. I also share most of her posts and my friends also share them So it is a great resource to fight malaria. Also, her twitter account is very resourceful. She re-twitts content that is relevant to Asia Pacific; our region. Please consider Sara for this award.

Mao Sokny

2015-11-06 15:27

Sara has been making much efforts to help eliminating malaria in Cambodia.

Chamroeun Mak

2015-11-06 15:27

Sara has been working very hard on disseminating the message of malaria elimination in Asia Pacific 2030. She is a true advocate using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. I am in her Facebook page and she shares on a daily basis with great enthusiasm news and information on malaria issues across the Asia Pacific region. This award is for Sara as she covers the Asia Pacific region malaria issues using social media in the most effective way. We, all her colleagues from the Asia Pacific region greatly benefit form that information.

Komal Rijal

2015-11-05 04:01

She is the best who really deserve the award.

hoshikoong Jaiklom

2015-11-05 00:23

She the best one who deserve for this award.

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