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Two MORU colleagues and friends have made the Social Media Awards: Malaria Heroes shortlist: Sara Canavati and Cameron Conway.

Sara Canavati with quote: 'Sara has dedicated much of her career to promote information on malaria through different social networks. Her Facebook page has inspired many as she keeps her colleagues involved in the latest malaria issues.'
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Congratulations Professor Sir David Warrell, appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

David Warrell, our founding director, has been appointed by the Queen ‘Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to global Health Research and Clinical Practice’. Please join us in congratulating Sir David on receiving this richly deserved high honour!