Menno Smit

Hon. Assoc. Professor at LSTM & Pediatric Resident at Amsterdam UMC

Paediatric Registrar at the Emma Children’s Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, and an Honorary Associate Professor in Malaria Epidemiology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). Following clinical training in Tropical Medicine (Maternal & Child Health), he obtained an MSc. in Public Health (MPH) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the LSTM. His research, for which he was based in Kenya, has included trials assessing: (i) the risk of malaria infection following iron supplementation in pregnancy, (ii) safety and efficacy of primaquine as a gametocidal drug in children with malaria, and (iii) high-dose ivermectin as a first-in-class mosquitocidal drug. Currently he is involved as an investigator and DSMB member in several trials across the globe that are assessing the use of ivermectin for the elimination of malaria and neglected tropical diseases.

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