From November 15–19, 2020, nearly 5,000 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 hold a symposium and will have several oral and poster presentations during the meeting. Here is a summary of our presence at the meeting.
1. Symposium 20: “A Fundamental Way to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy: Improving Health Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Their Babies One Nurse and Midwife at a Time,” chaired by Kate Wolf.
Jhpiego has put together a global team of experts to present during this symposium on the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” as declared by the World Health Organization. Speakers include Aissata Fofana, Guinea; Yacouba Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso; Jenipher M. Angaha, Kenya; in addition to Dr. Pedro L. Alonso, who will provide opening remarks, and Dr. Maurice Bucagu, who will co-chair, from the World Health Organization.
The symposium will highlight the necessity of empowering nurses and midwives further to achieve our aims in the prevention of malaria in pregnancy. Participants will learn about the renewed Call to Action and efforts to improve the supply of medicines for intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) at the global and country level. They will also gain a better understanding of the role that nurses and midwives must play in improving IPTp coverage through innovative approaches to antenatal care.
This symposium will place innovations in the field of malaria in pregnancy in the context of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, linking the topic to broader discussions of workforce and capacity and maternal and neonatal health. The symposium will highlight how the innovations presented have dramatically increased the number of pregnant women who receive critical medicines to prevent this serious disease, protecting them and their unborn babies from the serious consequences of malaria in pregnancy.
2. Oral Presentations: Jhpiego has two oral presentations:
- Presentation 440: Increasing access to malaria services through community health units and enhanced supportive supervision of community health volunteers in Kenya; Donald Apat
- Presentation 1434: Group Antenatal Care (GANC) Initiative, an expectation to increase maternal and newborn outcomes through improved retention and quality of antenatal care and prevention of Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP): Empowerment of women and health literacy in Geita, Tanzania; Jasmine Chadewa
3. Poster Presentations: Jhpiego has 12 posters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe for presentation during the annual meeting:
- Poster LB-5028: Remote mentoring to ensure continuity of malaria service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire, and Cameroon; Kate Wolf
- Poster 1017: Improving Quality of Malaria Case Management by Community Health Officers through Internship Training in Ghana; James Sarkodie
- Poster 1014: Increasing access to malaria services through community health units and enhanced supportive supervision of community health volunteers (Kenya); Hellen Gatakaa
- Poster 1022: Enhancing the competence of facility health workers to use data to improve intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy, Liberia; Lauretta Nagbe
- Poster 1224: Antenatal care visits and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy uptake gap in Liberia; Jethro Zawolo
- Poster LB-5027: Improving community health worker capacity through the peer support system in Mananjary, Madagascar; Solofo Razakamiadana
- Poster LB-5114: Advantages of virtual technical and skills training courses on malaria during COVID-19 in Myanmar; Aung Ko Ko Zaw
- Poster LB-5026: Community health workers’ sex and variation in uptake of malaria in pregnancy services in Ebonyi State, Nigeria; Bartholomew Odio
- Poster 267: Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and provision of insecticide-treated nets in Geita, Tanzania: Provider communication and opportunities; Courtney Nicole Emerson
- Poster 268: Factors associated with achieving antenatal care (ANC) attendance and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) recommendations in Geita Region, Tanzania, 2019; R. Ryan Lash
- Poster 1133: Integration of malaria services at HIV care and treatment clinics (CTC) to enhance under one roof services for better outcome of clients: An experience from two high malaria burden regions in Tanzania; Michael Gulaka
- Poster 1313: Mentorship to strengthen quality of malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy (MiP) in Zimbabwe: Lessons learned from one year of implementation; Gilson Mandigo