4211.0 Malaria

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
In Cambodia, because of barriers to testing and treatment, it was determined that increased access and availability of diagnostic testing and malaria treatment are needed. In Togo, it was also demonstrated that nation-wide ITN distribution significantly reduced child mortality, proving its effectiveness at preventing malaria. By understanding the critical success factors that contributed to Malawi's achievements, policy makers and program managers can work to strengthen their treatment programs and expand access to ACTs. In Sierra Leone, drama shows by youth organizations, followed by lively community discussion and action planning, can significantly increase key practices for malaria prevention and control around among communities.
Session Objectives: Describe participants knowledge about and perceptions of malaria treatment and testing in Cambodia Identify strengths of population-based surveys for evaluating such public health intervention efforts. Describes Malawi’s approach to rapid ACT scale up. Assess the effectiveness of community participation in an integrated and successful approach to fight against malaria in rural communities of Senegal. Demonstrates the feasibility and relevance of street drama shows by youth groups followed by lively discussion and action planning with the audience, to improve key malaria behaviors.

12:48 PM
Evaluation of nation-wide insecticide-treated bednet distribution in Togo
Kanako Ishida, Paul Stupp, PhD, Howard Goldberg, PhD and Kodjo Morgah, Dr
1:24 PM
Senegal: A successful community-based strategy for malaria control
Diaguily Koita, MD, Moussa Sarr, MD, Ryan Lander, MPH and Luis Tam, MD DrPH
1:42 PM
Sierra Leone: Youth and street theater are successful strategies for malaria control
Ibrahim Kamara, CHO, CTCMH, DCMH, Ryan Lander, MPH and Luis Tam, MD DrPH

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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