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Malaria Consortium at ASTMH

28 October 2014

Malaria Consortium at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting in New Orleans, November 3 - 6

Malaria Consortium will be giving a number of presentations at the 63rd annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting in New Orleans. We hope that you will be able to join us to learn more about our projects and research findings. Please see below for the full schedule of presentations. You can also follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #TropMed14. 

Symposium at the ASTMH 63rd Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 05 November 2014, 8:00 am to 9:45 am
Marriott Balcony IJK, 4th floor

Join us for an engaging discussion on the challenges and opportunities faced at community level in detecting symptoms of pneumonia. Topics will span the current situation on the ground to future plans and focus areas, in particular the role of diagnostic tools in universal coverage of pneumonia case management.

Karin Källander, Malaria Consortium
Progress towards universal access to pneumonia treatment

Shamim Qazi, World Health Organisation
The challenge of appropriate pneumonia case management and the impact for child health

Kevin Baker, Malaria Consortium
Evaluating the accuracy and acceptability of pneumonia diagnostic tools for community health workers

Theresa Diaz, UNICEF
Integrated community case management and the role of pneumonia diagnostic tools

Debbie Burgess, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Key considerations and implication for the future development of pneumonia diagnostic tools for community health workers in resource-poor countries

Poster Presentations

Monday, 03 November: 12.00 pm

  • Identification of asymptomatic malaria infection in border crossing populations in Cambodia
  • Understanding malaria prevention and treatment strategies among migrants in Thailand’s Cambodia and Myanmar border areas
  • The use of respondent driven sampling methods to identify malaria prevention knowledge and behaviors by migrant and mobile populations in western Cambodia
  • The solution lies within: evaluating Positive Deviance as a means of promoting community-driven malaria preventive behaviours among hard-to-reach populations in Myanmar
  • Impact of intermittent preventive treatment with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine on cognitive function, school attendance and school performance in Ugandan schoolchildren: a randomized placebo-controlled trial
  • Malaria Diagnosis Service Availability - Mapping Of Private Sector Service Delivery Outlets In 7 PMI/MAPS Supported States, Nigeria

Tuesday, 04 November, 12.00 pm

Wednesday, 05 November, 12.00 pm

Scientific Sessions

Tuesday, 04 November, 11.45 am – Malaria: Epidemiology - Transmission, Evaluation and Intervention

  • Tarekegn Abeku: Variations in malaria epidemiology in relation to vector control coverage in nine districts of Uganda


05 November, 5.05 pm – Scientific Session 161: Malaria: Prevention of Transmission

  • Celine Zegers: Maintaining universal coverage of long lasting insecticidal nets: Impact of continuous distribution on household ownership in Eastern Region, Ghana

Country: Ghana | Nigeria | Uganda | Cambodia

Keywords: Health system strengthening | Surveillance | Vector control | Preventive treatments | Private sector | Elimination | Digital strategies | Public health communications | Maternal, neonatal and child health | Community delivery | Diagnosis


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