Prof Adetokunbo O Lucas, 1931-2020, Public Health and Tropical Disease Pioneer

Forty-five years ago, this week I arrived in Ibadan Nigeria to visit my MPH classmate, Joshua Adeniyi, and meet the faculty of the newly established African Regional Health Education Centre (ARHEC). A highlight of those meetings was seeing Prof Ade Lucas who as head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM), which housed… Continue reading Prof Adetokunbo O Lucas, 1931-2020, Public Health and Tropical Disease Pioneer

Mentorship to Strengthen Quality of Malaria Case Management & Malaria in Pregnancy, Zimbabwe

Gilson Mandigo et al. examine how mentoring can be achieved from a distance in Zimbabwe. Their presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene of “Mentorship to Strengthen Quality of Malaria Case Management And Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP) in Zimbabwe: Lessons Learned From One Year of Implementation” is shared… Continue reading Mentorship to Strengthen Quality of Malaria Case Management & Malaria in Pregnancy, Zimbabwe

Group Antenatal Care to Improve Malaria in Pregnancy & ANC in Geita, Tanzania

Jasmine Chadewa and colleagues are sharing their work on Group Antenatal Care (GANC): A Baseline Initiative to Improve Malaria in Pregnancy & ANC Indicators. A Case from Geita Tanzania at the virtual 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. See their findings below. Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is a major public… Continue reading Group Antenatal Care to Improve Malaria in Pregnancy & ANC in Geita, Tanzania

Advantages of Virtual Technical and Skills Training Courses on Malaria During COVID-19 in Myanmar

Aung K. Zaw et al. share in a poster their experiences with malaria and COVID-19 in Myanmar through the Defeat Malaria USAID/PMI Project. This can be found at the website of the 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Which is virtual. Their presentation is see below. The President’s Malaria Initiative-supported… Continue reading Advantages of Virtual Technical and Skills Training Courses on Malaria During COVID-19 in Myanmar

What could hinder IPTp uptake?

Cristina Enguita-Fernàndez and colleagues share findings on from a qualitative study on the acceptability of a community-based approach to IPTp delivery in 4 sub-Saharan countries in the UNITAID TiPTop project. Their poster is available at the vitrual 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Increasing uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria… Continue reading What could hinder IPTp uptake?

Remote mentoring to ensure continuity of malaria service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, and Cameroon

Katherine Wolf and colleagues address the need for mentoring in malaria programs across three countries when COVID-19 restricts travel and in-person work. They presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and share the information below on e-mentoring. After the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in March 2020, global health experts… Continue reading Remote mentoring to ensure continuity of malaria service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, and Cameroon

Increasing Access to Malaria in Pregnancy Services through Community Health Units and Enhanced Supportive Supervision of Community Health Volunteers

Donald Apat and colleagues address the importance of community health workers and appropriate supervision in their study from Kenya. This was presented today at the 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene which is virtual. See their findings below. According to the 2018 Kenya malaria program review, the uptake of malaria… Continue reading Increasing Access to Malaria in Pregnancy Services through Community Health Units and Enhanced Supportive Supervision of Community Health Volunteers

Community health workers’ sex and variation in uptake of malaria in pregnancy services in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Bartholomew Odio et al. work with CHWs who promote community delivery of intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women in Ebonyi State, Nigeria for the UNITAID/Jhpiego TiPToP Project. They shared below some of their findings from the virtual 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene this week. (Photos are from Bright Orji)… Continue reading Community health workers’ sex and variation in uptake of malaria in pregnancy services in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Achieving antenatal care attendance and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy in Geita, Tanzania

Ryan Lash and colleagues examined factors associated with achieving antenatal care (ANC) attendance and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) and made recommendations in Geita Region, Tanzania, 2019. There findings are being presented at the virtual 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Malaria in pregnancy results in an estimated 10,000… Continue reading Achieving antenatal care attendance and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy in Geita, Tanzania

Provider Communication about IPTp and ITNs for Pregnant Women in Tanzania

Courtney Emerson and co-workers address the issues of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria with Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine and Provision of Insecticide Treated Nets in Geita, Tanzania: Provider Communication and Opportunities at the virtual 69th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. See their findings below. Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp)… Continue reading Provider Communication about IPTp and ITNs for Pregnant Women in Tanzania