By Dr Dickson W. Lwetoijera, Ifakara Health Institute

Last week, from October 24-28, I attended the 20th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria (ICTMM 2020) at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand. The event, which is one of the largest tropical medicine conferences in the world, offers the opportunity for researchers, relevant experts, and other professionals to exchange knowledge and expertise in the field of malaria and tropical medicine. My presentation at this year’s congress was focused on highlighting the need to develop and invest in novel tools to fight malaria, as well as on providing an overview of some of the work being conducted towards this goal at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania, where I work.