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American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Conference 2015

Convenor: ASTMH Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA Date and time: 9:00am on 25 October 2015

ASTMH 64th Annual Meeting,
October 25-29, 2015
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Malaria Consortium will be presenting at the 64th Annual Meeting of ASTMH in Philadelphia from October 25-29. Staff from our UK, Africa and Asia offices will be presenting on a range of topics through poster sessions and symposiums. Please see below for the full schedule:

October 26th

Symposiums, 10.15 – 12.00 pm, Marriott - Grand Ballroom Salon G

  • John Dada: Community perspectives and drivers of SMC uptake
  • Dr Yacoumba Savadogo: Expanding Access to Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in the Sahel: Challenges and Progress

Poster session, 12.00 – 1.45 pm, Convention Centre - Ballroom AB

  • Health workers’ knowledge on administration of injectable artesunate for treatment of severe malaria in Oromia and SNNPR region, Ethiopia
October 27th

Poster session, 12.00 – 1.45 pm

  • Shifts in prescription practices of private sector providers after the introduction of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Wakiso District, Uganda
  • Improving Outcomes of Severe Malaria management: The Role of a ‘Community Transport Referral System’ in a rural district in Eastern Uganda
  • Acceptability and preference of insecticide-treated clothing for malaria prevention among rubber tappers in Myanmar
  • Negative Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (mRDT) Case Management in the Private Retail Outlets: Results from Mystery Patient Surveys in Nigeria and Uganda
October 28th

Poster session, 12.00 – 1.45 pm, Convention Centre- Ballroom AB

  • Use of intrarectal and injection artesunate as treatment for severe malaria at different levels of care during the referral process: A case of three rural districts in western Uganda
  • Feasibility and acceptability of using intramuscular artesunate as a definitive treatment for severe malaria at lower-level health facilities in southern Nigeria
  • Acceptability of selected respiratory rate counters and pulse oximeters for use by frontline health workers in the detection of pneumonia symptoms in children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia
  • Accuracy of selected devices for the detection of pneumonia symptoms - results from laboratory testing and field evaluations of respiratory rate counters and pulse oximeters with frontline health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia
  • Introduction of an innovative system to assist malaria rapid diagnostic testing and reporting in the private sector in Wakiso District, Uganda.
  • Assessment of a Standard Malaria Microscopy Training Programme on the Performance of Medical Laboratory Scientist in Nigeria
  • Use of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Testing and Acceptability of Results: An Assessment among Medical Laboratory Scientists in Nigeria

Affiliate meeting, 18:15-19:30: The utility of pulse oximeters and respiratory rate timers in the detection of pneumonia in children in remote settings

Grand Ballroom Salon I
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


  • Kevin Baker, Malaria Consortium: The accuracy and acceptability of selected respiratory rate
    timers and pulse oximeters for use by frontline health workers in the detection of pneumonia in children in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia
  • Karin Källander, Malaria Consortium: The role of respiratory rate timers and pulse oximeters in the detection of pneumonia in children in remote settings
October 29th

Symposium, 10.15 – 12.00 pm: Scalable mHealth and Community Participatory Interventions: Improving Appropriate Treatment of Sick Children by Increasing Community Health Worker Motivation and Performance.

Grand Ballroom Salon CD
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


  • Daniel Strachan, University College London: Designing sustainable and scalable interventions to improve community health worker motivation and performance in low income settings
  • Seyi Soremekun, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Do innovations to address community health worker motivation and performance lead to improved coverage of appropriate treatment for fever, diarrhoea and pneumonia in children under five?
  • Karin Källander, Malaria Consortium: How and why? Understanding the mechanisms behind mHealth and participatory community intervention effects
  • Frida Kasteng, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Cost and cost-effectiveness of mHealth and community participatory interventions to support community health workers in Uganda and Mozambique
  • Francisco Mbofana, Ministry of Health Mozambique: Scaling-up iCCM through mHealth:
    Experiences from the field

Moderated by James Tibenderana, Malaria Consortium

Not presenting, but contributing:
  • Field-based quality monitoring of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Resource Limited Settings: Experience from Uganda (October 26th, 12.00-1.45pm)
  • Effectiveness of continuous distribution in sustaining access P[to long-lasting ITNs: Results from 5 countries (October 26th, 12.00-1.45pm)
  • Scaling up Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Private Sector Supply Chains in Uganda: Adapting Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis as a Methodology to Understand Decision-making and Preferences (October 26th, 12.00-1.45pm)
  • Changing malaria Epidemiology in Uganda between 2011 and 2014: Retrospective Analysis of Key malaria indicators and Surveillance Data (October 28th, 12.00-1.45pm)
  • Consequences of restricting antimalarial drugs to rapid diagnostic test positive fever cases and causes of non-malarial febrile illness (October 28th, 12.00-1.45pm)

For more information please see the website


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