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.


Joma Angeles

2015-06-12 19:19

I strongly endorse Sara for her dedication to malaria control in Asia Pacific. Her contributions to public health have been boosted up by her use of social network sites to promote public awareness towards malaria control.

Anastasia Bishai

2015-06-12 17:45

Sara is the hardest working woman I know. Her dedication and passion to find solution for malaria will sure to change the future world.. Thank you for all you do Sara!

Sarah Tindall

2015-06-12 10:56

Sara has dedicated her life to helping communities affected by Malaria and communicating the importance of the battle against this disease around the world using social media, and her passion, to highlight the importance of this fight.

Dra Keller

2015-06-12 08:19

Sara Canavati is the most beautiful and fearless woman of our age who has struggled with her own life to fight Malaria. This nomination must be for her.

Olga Almanza

2015-06-12 08:05

With this award, we must publicly acknowledge the tireless work done by Sara Canavati for years at the expense of her own life, when quietly, working with migrants, children and dying women, she has given a message to Asia and the whole world: "Malaria has led to millions of precious lives to death, it must be eradicated and I´ll give my life to fight against it. " Dr. Sara you deserve the prize. It is a privilege endorse to you.

Debby Garrido

2015-06-12 07:53

Dr. Sara Canavati is just the perfect person to carry this title. Her career within devastated people by malaria in different countries in Asia - Pacific, as well as her documented research, daring spirit and fighting from the field to the media, make her the perfect candidate for this title. With pride and conviction I endorse Dr. Sara Canavati. She is the ideal person.

Anderson Williams

2015-06-12 06:04

I strongly, highly and enthusiastically endorse Dr. Sara Canavati to be the winner of this well-deserved award!!! Dr. Sara Canavati uses Facebook and Twitter superbly to promote the fight against malaria. Dr. Sara Canavati is a passionate warrior fighting against malaria elimination. Dr.Canavati’s efforts and her consistent unyielding commitment to excellence, makes her able to overcome significant obstacles and challenges in malaria elimination. Always passionate and sometimes intrepid, Dr. Canavati committed herself to spread the word through the media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Her programs on malaria elimination are very successful in South East Asia and create positive changes in other malaria programs worldwide...I strongly endorse Dr. Canavati!!!!

Nancy de la T

2015-06-12 05:12


Christopher Haggarty-Weir

2015-06-12 05:00

I strongly endorse Dr. Canavati for this award category. She has shown herself to be a most capable malariologist and never shies away from spreading malaria-relevant information with colleagues and the public. Dr. Canavati is also an admin of the World Federation of Parasitologists Facebook page and has made a very positive contribution to our continued engagement with all people interested in parasitology and malaria.

Connie Keller

2015-06-12 04:42

Sara has been actively administering the Facebook page of the World Federation of Parasitologists. Sharing knowledge on malaria elimination in South East Asia and the Asia Pacific. She spends lots of her time disseminating information and knowledge related to malaria elimination. She is passionate and believes in the cause of malaria elimination. She deserves this award.

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