Call to Action at ASTMH – Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

call to action IPTIf you are interested in preventing malaria in pregnancy (MIP) join a special symposium at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2014 Annual Meeting on Wednesday afternoon/evening, November 5th. The seminar is organized by the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium and the Roll Back Malaria Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group, with support from Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The agenda can be found below.

SESSION 1 Current coverage and delivery of IPTp 3:45 – 4:15

  • Welcome Koki Agarwal, Roll Back Malaria MIP Working Group, Jhpiego / Maternal and Child Survival Program
  • Current coverage estimates of IPTp Annemieke van Eijk, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Factors affecting delivery of IPTp: Findings from quantitative and qualitative studies in Mali and Kenya, Jayne Webster: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

dateSESSION 2 MOVING FORWARD: OPPORTUNITIES TO SCALE UP IPTp: 4:15 – 5.15

  • IPTp and WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, Pedro Alonso, Global Malaria Programme of the World, Health Organization
  • Interventions to improve uptake of IPTp in Ghana, Harry Tagbor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
  • Studies of cost-effectiveness of IPTp-SP: IPTp-SP2 vs. placebo in Mozambique and a meta analysis of IPTp-SP3 + vs. SP2 in a range of African settings, Elisa Sicuri Barcelona Centre for International Health Research
  • Can acceptability be enhanced? Findings from quantitative and qualitative studies on IPTp against malaria and curable STIs/RTIs, Matthew Chico, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Delivering IPTp in the antenatal care platform, Kate Mitchell, Harvard School of Public Health/ Maternal, Health Task Force
  • Health systems strengthening: Achieving lasting results for IPTp, Elaine Roman. Jhpiego / Maternal and Child Health Program

SESSION 3 Call to Action: 5:15 – 6:00

  • Defining the Call to Action (group facilitation) – Koki Agarwal, Roll Back Malaria MIP Working Group, Jhpiego / Maternal and Child Survival Program, Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

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