The winner of this third edition is Dr. Quique Bassat, director of the Malaria Programme at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health
The Malaria Interpretation Centre will present the annual Malaria Interpretation Centre Award. On this occasion, the winner is Dr. Quique Bassat, director of the Malaria Programme at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health.
The presentation will take place during a day in which, after the institutional inauguration by the Junta de Extremadura and the Diputación de Cáceres, Dr. Bassat will speak about “Malaria in the spotlight”. This exhibition has been on display for the past year at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona, and can now be enjoyed throughout the year at the Malaria Interpretation Centre in Losar de la Vera (Cáceres). Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos, president of the Red de Cooperación de las Rutas del Emperador Carlos V, to which the Centre belongs, and its manager, Quintín Correas, will also speak at the event.
The ISGlobal team in Barcelona was in charge of certifying the death of Charles V due to malaria. For this reason, the Centre has a room dedicated to Charles V, where the procedure is also on display. For this reason, the historian Carlos Belloso will also be conducting a tour of the emperor’s travels on 25 April, through the historical recreations carried out by the different partners of the Cooperation Network.
It will be a scientific-cultural day that will try to give importance to the activity carried out by the Centre when it comes to disseminating historical events that occurred in the region of La Vera related to the malaria disease, as well as the attractiveness of this centre as a tourist resource for specific groups and for the general public.
At the end of the event, Dr. Quique Bassat will receive the award in recognition of his medical and scientific work for the eradication of malaria in countries still affected by the disease.