Sara Canavati

Cambodia

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/worldfederationofparasitology/ 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.


Comments

Nancy de la T

2015-06-12 04:39

I strongly endorse Dr. Sara Canavati. She is smart, and energetic—just the kind of person we need in the malaria elimination activities. Dr. Canavati shares passionately and fervently on her FACEBOOK and TWITTER her heart, expertise, youth, knowledge and jovial strength to promoting Malaria Elimination activities for the neediest places in South East Asia. She is fluent in Thai, Khmer, Spanish, English and many other languages. She is such a keen, clever, and diligent person in spreading the world and reaching multitude of people around the world on her Facebook and Twitter. Her values are to care, develop, teach and improve the quality of health of many people. Dr. Canavati is a spokesman in our malaria world community in regards to protecting the most vulnerable people and fighting to eliminate malaria. I cannot think of a better person than Dr. Canavati who highly deserves this award. CONGRATULATIONS DR. CANAVATI!!!!

Bret DaCosta

2015-06-12 02:10

Sara is an amazing woman who sacrifices and works diligently on a daily basis to eliminate malaria. Sara highly deserves this award.

APMEN Secretariat

2015-06-12 00:30

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

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