Join PSI at the ASTMH 2019 Annual Meeting

Starting November 20th, the PSI team will be joined by hundreds of public health professionals at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 68th Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. The ASTMH conference will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center from November 20 – 24. We will be convening our partners and peers to share ideas and lessons on topics such as private provider motivation to test, treat, and prevent malaria, as well as discuss how to support national governments sustaining their efforts towards malaria elimination.

At ASTMH, PSI will be represented by members from several of our offices and projects:

  • PSI HQ in Washington, DC – our malaria team and PMI Impact Malaria
  • PSI Cambodia – our GEMS* project team
  • PSI Laos – our GEMS* project team
  • PSI Madagascar – our malaria team
  • PSI Myanmar – our GEMS* project team
  • PSI Uganda – our malaria team

*Greater Mekong Subregion Elimination of Malaria through Surveillance 

Don’t forget to join us on Twitter throughout the conference: @psiimpact  @ASTMH @Impact_Malaria  

And join in on the discussion by following #TropMed19, #IAmTropMed, #Malaria, #TropMed and #ASTMH  

Here’s where you can find PSI throughout ASTMH:

Thursday, November 21st

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm | Poster Presentations 

  • Efficacy of continuous bed net distribution to maintain high coverage after a mass distribution campaign in Madagascar, 2017 (#399) 
  • Localized Variations in LLIN use in Cambodia and Myanmar (#447)
  • Polyester or Polyethylene? Differences in LLIN use driven by fabric types in Cambodia and Myanmar  (#395)

      Friday, November 22nd  

      12:00 pm – 1:45 pm | Poster Presentations: 

      • Assessing mosquito net population access and use two years after a universal distribution campaign in Angola (LB-5317)
        • Meet Dr. José Franco Martins, National Coordinator of the Program to Fight against Malaria in Angola!
      • Implementing 24-hour malaria case notification systems for the private sector in elimination settings: lessons from Myanmar and Vietnam (#1046)  
      • Key learnings of intermittent preventative treatment in pregnant women attending antenatal care services in Segou and Mopti Regions in Mali  (#1026)
      • Physical and insecticidal durability of PermaNet 2.0 and DawaPlus 2.0 LLIN after 36 months in the field: findings from a cohort study in Myanmar  (#1077)
      • Prioritizing health facilities for malaria case management training in Ghana in the era of limited resources (#1015) 
      • Prospectively estimating the health impact of PMI Impact Malaria (IM) supported Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaigns in 70 districts across Niger, Mali and Cameroon in 2019 (#998)
      • Strengthening malaria diagnostic microscopy at national and provincial levels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (LB-5303)
      • A systematic approach to the review of malaria management guidelines in Ghana, 2019 (LB-5325)
      • Understanding private provider motivation to test and treat malaria in areas with declining caseloads in the Greater Mekong Subregion (LB-5306)

                      Saturday, November 23rd  

                      10:15 am – 12:00 pm | Oral Presentation 

                      Overcoming barriers to low malaria testing rates in an elimination context: Results from mixed methods research in Lao PDR 

                      • Presenter: Khonesavanh Bounma, Malaria Project Coordinator from PSI Laos  
                      • Location: Maryland B (Ballroom Level)  
                      • (#1360)  

                      Sunday, November 24th  

                      8:00 am – 9:45 am | Oral Presentation 

                      What happens when the support ends? A comparison of private sector antimalarial market situations in Myanmar 

                      • Presenter: Si Thu Thein, Senior Director Strategic Information for PSI Myanmar 
                      • Location: Maryland C (Ballroom Level) 
                      • (#1972)

                      11:15 am – 1:00 pm | Symposium 

                      Engaging high-risk communities to accelerate malaria elimination  

                      Speakers:  

                      • PSI on EIP in Cambodia – Sokhan Ngoun, Malaria Coordinator from PSI Cambodia 
                      • ITM (Belgium) on ethnic minorities in Vietnam – Tuan Thi Nguyen, PhD Candidate 
                      • UCSF on peer-navigators in Laos and MC on community engagement in Cambodia – Emily Dantzer, MEI Program Manager  

                      Co-chairs: 

                      • Lorina McAdamDirector, GMS Elimination of Malaria through SurveillanceLAC/Asia International – PSI 
                      • Koen Peeters Grietens, Professor and Head of Medical Anthropology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine 

                      Location: Maryland A (Ballroom Level) 

                      (#176) 

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