PSI AT ASTMH 2021

JOIN US on 17-21 NOVEMBER

With the long-awaited malaria vaccine injecting new hope in the fight against the disease, the upcoming 2021 ASTMH Annual Meeting is a pivotal moment to reflect on how the global health community can reinvigorate the stalled progress in malaria control and elimination.

At the second virtual ASTMH, PSI experts will showcase our efforts to make it easier for people affected by malaria around the world to seek and receive quality prevention, diagnosis and treatment services.

Join us for a special symposium on addressing the challenges at the country and global level to accelerating adoption and scale-up of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP). Through PSI’s posters and presentations, learn how we are improving campaign efficiency, leveraging private sector and community engagement, and employing digital tools across PSI’s four strategic pillars: malaria case management, chemoprevention, surveillance and vector control.

Below, you’ll find a full schedule of PSI’s activities at the conference. And don’t forget to check back regularly, as materials will be uploaded throughout the conference.

We invite you to join us for this pivotal moment in our road to achieving the ambitious 2030 targets of the World Health Organization to reduce global malaria incidence and mortality rates by at least 90%.

To support our PSI colleagues on social media, access our ASTMH social media toolkit which contains posts celebrating each of our presentations and posters.

Events

SATURDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2021

SYMPOSIUM

Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Infants with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP-IPTi): Fit for Purpose in 2021?

ORGANIZERS: PSI, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, ISGlobal, Malaria Consortium, the Cameroon National Malaria Control Program (PNLP), and World Health Organization

TIME: 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM EST

ORAL ABSTRACTS

FRIDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2021

Field Assessment of Quantitative Point-of-Care G6PD Activity Assay—Kampong Speu, Cambodia, 2019–2020

TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM EST

MORE ABSTRACTS WILL BE POSTED SOON.

POSTERS

Check out our posters to learn how PSI works across our four strategic pillars—case management, chemoprevention, surveillance and vector control—to contribute to reductions in the global burden of malaria. And don’t forget to check back regularly as more posters will be posted soon.  

Outreach ANC in Côte d’Ivoire Leads to Improvements in the Coverage of IPTp3 in Pregnant Women
Poster Session A: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

The Outreach Training and Supportive Supervision Plus Approach Improves Provider Skills and District Performance in Delivering Quality Malaria Services in Côte d’Ivoire
Poster Session A: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Taking Malaria Microscopy Training of Laboratory Technicians into Reference Hospitals in Côte d’Ivoire
Poster Session A: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Optimization of OTSS+ to Improve Malaria Diagnostic Service Delivery in Sierra Leone
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

The Role of Needs Assessment of the Community Health Program in Improving Community Malaria Case Management, Rwanda
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Improving the Competence of Malaria Microscopists through Basic Malaria Diagnostic Refresher Training, Madagascar, 2019-2020
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Assessing the Roll Out of Artesunate Rectal Capsules as Pre-Referral Intervention in Five Districts in Sierra Leone
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Reinforcing Microscopy Skills during Malaria Diagnosis Refresher Trainings to Improve the Quality of Malaria Diagnosis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Is E-Learning Effective at Improving Knowledge of Malaria among Health Workers Compared to traditional Training? Results from a Pragmatic Assessment in Angola, 2020-2021
Poster Session B
: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program
: Health For All

Findings from a Respondent Driven Sampling Survey Exploring Care-Seeking Behaviors for Febrile Illness among Forest Goers in Cambodia
Poster Session B
: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program
: USAID Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Improving the Quality of Malaria Services in Zanzibar: Lessons Learned from a Baseline Assessment
Poster Session B
: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Improving Health Care Worker Competencies and Adherence to Guidelines for Malaria Case Management by Use of a Blended Capacity Building Model: Kenya Experience
Poster Session B
: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Laboratory Diagnostic Capacity and Proficiency in Malaria Microscopy in Kenya: Implications for Rollout of Quality Assurance Program 
Poster Session C: Saturday, 20 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Improving In-Patient Malaria Data Reporting and Outcomes through Clinical Mentorship of Healthcare Workers in Kenya, 2019-2020
Poster Session C: Saturday, 20 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

A Tablet-Based Health Network Quality Improvement System (HNQIS) for Data-Driven Decision Making and Targeted Outreach Training Supportive Supervision (OTSS+) at Low Performing Sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Poster Session C
: Saturday, 20 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Malaria in Pregnancy and Antenatal Care Knowledge, Attitudes and Intervention Coverage in Atlantique Department, Benin: A Baseline Survey
Poster Session A: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Assessing Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) Adherence in Niger through an Independent Monitoring Survey Using a Randomized Cluster Design
Poster Session A: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Community Engagement for a Successful Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Campaign to Reduce Malaria Incidence in Southeastern Senegal in 2021
Poster Session A
: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Understanding Malaria in Pregnancy Service Delivery Quality in 7 African Countries
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Gender Determinants of Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Pregnancy (IPTp) Uptake within Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Services in Cameroon and Kenya​
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program
: PMI Impact Malaria

Improving Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Pregnancy (IPTp) Uptake in Tertiary Referral Hospitals in Ghana through Facility-Based Prevention of Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP) and Quality Improvement Training
Poster Session B
: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program
: PMI Impact Malaria

Preliminary Findings on Impact of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention on Malaria Incidence among Children 5 to 10 Years of Age in a High Malaria Prevalence Region in Mali (Sikasso)
Poster Session C: Saturday, 20 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program
: PMI Impact Malaria

A District-Focused Approach to Subnational Malaria Elimination in Madagascar
Poster Session A
: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Status of Malaria Microscopy Quality Assurance in Zanzibar: Baseline Results from Malaria Service and Data Quality Improvement (MSDQI) Assessment
Poster Session A: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Epidemiology of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis to Inform Plasmodium Vivax Radical Cure
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Baseline Malaria Parasite Prevalence Preceding a Mass Drug Administration Trial in Tambacounda, Senegal
Poster Session C: Saturday, 20 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Strengthening Post Training Continuous Quality Improvement Processes for Better Capture and Reporting of Inpatient Malaria Data: A Case from Migori County Referral Hospital in Kenya
Poster Session C: Saturday, 20 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI Impact Malaria

Key Findings from Digitizing Supervision of Continuous Distribution Channels for Insecticide Treated Nets in Tanzania, 2019-2020
Poster Session A: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: PMI VectorLink

Social Norms, Social Support and Availability Are Critical Determinants of Consistent ITN Use by Forest-Goers in Cambodia: implications for SBC Programming from a Respondent-Driven Sampling Study
Poster Session A: Thursday, 18 November at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Program: USAID Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Insights on Forest Goer’s Experience and Knowledge of Mosquito Repellent in Cambodia, Using Respondent-Driven Sampling
Poster Session B: Friday, 19 November at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
Program: USAID Promoting Healthy Behaviors