5057.0 Malaria & Vector-Borne Diseases

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session concerns malaria and the role of community members in prevention, the issue of social justice in treatment and the impact of distribution criteria for bed nets on health.
Session Objectives: * Discuss the advantages and costs of involving youth groups in the promotion of malaria control. * Compare and differentiate between maternal and physician's perceptions and diagnosis of child malaria. * Compare insecticide treated net (ITNs) coverage before and after the free distribution campaigns.

In pursuit of social justice: Tackling malaria misdiagnosis among children under five in Southwest Nigeria
Juliet Iwelunmor, Oladipo Idris, MB BS, Adeniyi Adelakun, MB CHB and Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD, MPH
Impact of a malaria bed-net distribution campaign in Togo: Lessons learned regarding distribution criteria
Howard Goldberg, PhD, Paul Stupp, PhD, Kanako Ishida, Marcy Erskine, PhD, Kodjo Morgah, Dr and Mark Lapointe, MPH

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Social Work

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

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