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Join Jhpiego at the Virtual American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 70th Annual Meeting

From November 17 – 21, 2021, nearly 4,900 tropical medicine and global health professionals from around the world will attend this year’s virtual ASTMH Annual Meeting and Jhpiego will be there too!

Jhpiego will be holding a symposium and will have several oral and poster presentations during the meeting. Here is a summary of our presence at the meeting.


Title: Community Delivery of Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPTp): how it contributes to the goal of improved maternal and newborn health outcomes

Co-Chairs: Elaine Roman (Jhpiego) and Silvia Schwarte (WHO)

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 03:00PM – 04:45PM EST

Jhpiego, through the TIPTOP project will co-chair this symposium with the World Health Organization to share robust evidence that suggest that C-IPTp is an effective approach to increasing IPTp coverage in eligible pregnant women.

The symposium discusses implementation experiences, evidence, and recommendations from four countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Mozambique and Nigeria. The presenters will describe the catalytic change driven by community-based distribution of quality-assured sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (C-IPTp) in each of the four countries. This includes presentation of research findings and routine monitoring data as well as each country’s contextual realities of implementing C-IPTp from community to district to national levels, and importantly the implications for the introduction and expansion of C-IPTp, will be shared. The critical components of C-IPTp will be described along with the role of routine monitoring data in monitoring implementation and uptake. The value of household surveys to measure the impact of community-based malaria prevention will be showcased through presentation of baseline and midline survey results. Additionally, anthropological research findings on drivers and barriers to the acceptability, delivery and uptake of C-IPT will be presented.

Four presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by the session co-chairs with closing statements from a World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme representative.


Jhpiego has two oral presentations

  • Scientific Session 87: Global Health: Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 8:00AM – 9:45AM U.S. EST

Title: Changes in antenatal care (ANC) attendance and uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) after introduction of community-based distribution of IPTp in three local government areas (LGA) in Nigeria” By Herbert Onuoha

  • Scientific Session 87: Global Health: Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 8:00AM – 9:45AM U.S. EST

Title: Expanding intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) through community distribution also increased IPTp uptake through antenatal care visits in three districts of Madagascar by Elmard Solo


Jhpiego has 18 posters for presentation during the annual meeting, during the dates and sessions below:

A. Poster Session A: Thursday, November 18:– 11:00AM – 12:30PM EST

  • Poster #70: Use of bulk SMS to support health worker knowledge retention on antenatal care and use of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy during COVID-19 in Bosso local government area of Niger State, Nigeria, by Charity Anoke
  • Poster #72: Infection prevention and control knowledge and practices of frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, by Bright Orji
  • Poster #74: Factors related to changes in health facility attendance among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic in three local government areas of Nigeria, by Oniyire Adetiloye
  • Poster #273: The contribution of community delivery to the uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine in three districts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, by Cibinda Deogratias
  • Poster #279: Malaria in pregnancy and antenatal care knowledge, attitudes and intervention coverage in Atlantique Department, Benin, by Katherine Wolf
  • LB-5095: Status of malaria microscopy quality assurance in Zanzibar: baseline results from malaria service and data quality improvement (MSDQI) assessment, by Goodluck Tesha

B. Poster Session B: Friday, November 19:– 12:00PM – 01:30PM EST

  • Poster #700: Assessment of Integrated Community Malaria Volunteer Knowledge and Job Performance in Myanmar, 2018-2020, by May Oo Khin
  • Poster #702:  Improving IPTp uptake in large referral hospitals through facility-based MIP and quality improvement training in Ghana, by Felicia Babanawo
  • Poster #703: The role of periodic community health program needs assessment in community malaria case management, Rwanda, by Jean Modeste Harerimana
  • Poster #704: Scale-up of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy (IPTp) by Community Health Workers Following the Results of a Feasibility Pilot in Pô District, Burkina Faso, Ousmane Badolo
  • Poster #705: Door to Door and Focus Group Communication by Community Health Workers: Fundamental Factors in Improving Community-Based Malaria Interventions in Burkina Faso, by Thierry Damien Ouedraogo
  • Poster #708: Improving health care worker competencies and adherence to guidelines for malaria case management by use of a blended capacity building model: Kenya experience, by Dickson Mwakangalu
  • Poster #717: Gender determinants of Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Pregnancy (IPTp) uptake within malaria in pregnancy (MiP) services in Cameroon and Kenya, by Elizabeth Arlotti-Parish
  • Poster #724: Understanding Malaria in Pregnancy Service Delivery Quality in 7 African Countries, by Katherine Wolf
  • LB-5211: Improving the quality of malaria services in Zanzibar: Lessons learned from a baseline assessment, by Goodluck Tesha

C. Poster Session C: Saturday, November 20:– 11:00AM – 12:30PM EST

  • Poster #1073: Laboratory diagnostic capacity and proficiency in malaria microscopy in Kenya: implications for rollout of quality assurance program, by Regina Kandie
  • Poster #1128: 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 by Alphonce Nyakech
  • Poster #1129: Improving inpatient malaria data reporting and outcome measurement accuracy through clinical mentorship of healthcare workers in Kenya, 2019-2020, by Maureen Mabira
Lauretta Nagbe (center), Jhpiego Liberia’s Senior Program Manager for the Strategic Technical Assistance for  Health (STAIP) presenting a poster during ASTMH 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, Maryland.