In 2002, the vivax malaria community has created a forum for providing a friendly environment to share and discuss research results on Plasmodium vivax. Meetings were held in Bangkok, Rockville, Panama, Barcelona, Bali, and, this year, in Manaus.
The aim of this Thematic series ‘Time to go for vivax’ (the motto of the Manaus meeting) is to emphasize this biennial event and the role it plays in the promotion of work on Plasmodium vivax. The articles in the series are all based on presentations given in Manaus.
Guest editors: Marcus V Lacerda, FIOCRUZ, Brazil, and Hernando A del Portillo, ISGlobal Barcelona, Spain.