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Malaria Consortium at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting

12 November 2013

The 62nd American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting takes place this week in Washington DC. The four day conference gathers experts across a range of global health issues to present, discuss and debate the latest research and cutting-edge science.

As a leading non-profit organisation specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases, Malaria Consortium is participating in the Global Health: Child health track with the delivery of two presentations on Thursday 14th November, focusing on the treatment of severe malaria and the variation in the quality and cost of community level care for childhood illnesses.

On Sunday 17th November, we are participating in the symposium: Scaling-Up of Effective Treatment for Severe Malaria in Health Facilities and Communities: Challenges and Market-Based Approaches, focusing on the impact of ICCM on mortality rates in Uganda and South Sudan.

We are also presenting, or partnering in the presentation of, numerous posters (see details below).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Symposium (4:00 - 5:45 PM) - Scaling-Up of Effective Treatment for Severe Malaria in Health Facilities and Communities: Challenges and Market-Based Approaches 

Pre-referral treatment of severe malaria patients in primary care and community settings in Uganda - Presenter: Dr James Tibenderana, Africa Technical Director, Malaria Consortium

Scientific Session (4:00 - 5:45 PM) - Global Health: Child health 

Variation in the quality and cost of treatment for childhood diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia: community and facility based care in rural Uganda - Friday, November 15, 2013 4:00 - 5:45 PM - Presentation by Seyi Soremekun, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Malaria Consortium.

Poster Presentations

Knowledge, attitudes, practices and behaviours for malaria: “intense” versus “non-intense” communication interventions in an artemisinin resistance setting (Poster No: 202) Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Celine Zegers de Beyl, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Malaria Consortium). View online here.

Continuous distribution of LLINs through primary schools and health facilities in Ghana: Process evaluation of the pilot in the Eastern Region (Poster No: LB 2034) Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Celine Zegers de Beyl, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Malaria Consortium). View online here.

New approaches to risk stratification to support malaria elimination: an example from Cambodia (Poster No: LB 2276) Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Arantxa Roca Feltrer, Epidemiologist-Country Technical Coordinator, Malaria Consortium). View online here.

Equity in Uptake of Diarrhoea and Pneumonia treatment in a Community Case Management Program in Uganda (Poster No: 136) Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Agnes Nanyonjo, Karolinska Institutet and Malaria Consortium). View online here.

Reaching and sustaining high levels of ITN ownership and use through a community-based, demand-driven approach in Lainya County, South Sudan (Poster No: LB 2060) Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Dr Albert Kilian, TropHealth and Malaria Consortium). View online here.

Does a torn long-lasting insecticidal net fail to protect children from malaria parasitemia? - Data from two cross-sectional surveys in Western Uganda - Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Dr Albert Kilian, TropHealth and Malaria Consortium). View online here.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Poster Presentations

Ownership and use of insecticide treated nets after mass distributions targeting coverage of all sleeping spaces - Friday, November 15, 2013 8:00 - 9:45 AM (Presented by Celine Zegers de Beyl, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Malaria Consortium)

A field trial to evaluate the performance of a point-of-care diagnostic for screening G6PD deficiency in a falciparum and vivax malaria endemic area of Western Cambodia - Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Arantxa Roca Feltrer, Epidemiologist-Country Technical Coordinator, Malaria Consortium). View online here.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Poster Presentations

Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) survey: malaria awareness and prevention (Poster No: 1335) - Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Celine Zegers de Beyl, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Malaria Consortium). View online here.

Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) survey: malaria diagnosis and treatment (Poster No: 1138) Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Celine Zegers de Beyl, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Malaria Consortium). View online here.

Distribution, delivery and allocation strategies for mass campaigns to achieve universal coverage with insecticide treated nets: which work best? A multi-country comparison (Poster No: 1325) Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Celine Zegers de Beyl, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Malaria Consortium). View online here.

Managing acute febrile illness in the community: Implications for policy in the era of malaria rapid diagnostics tests (Poster No: 1190) Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 - 1:45 PM (Presented by Helen Counihan, Senior Public Health Specialist – Community Systems, Malaria Consortium). View online here.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Symposium (8:00 - 9:45 AM) - Impact of Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) on Child Morbidity and Mortality: Results of Large-Scale ICCM Impact Evaluations in Africa

Evidence of reduced child mortality following implementation of ICCM at scale in Uganda - Presented by Helen Counihan, Senior Public Health Specialist – Community Systems, Malaria Consortium

Evaluating the Impact of ICCM in low resource and poor security settings: Lessons from South Sudan - Presented by Geoffrey Namara, Regional M&E Specialist, Malaria Consortium

If you wish to find out more about any of these subjects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@malariaconsortium.org 

 

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