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2019 World Malaria Day Symposium
Watch the 2019 World Malaria Day Symposium, "Malaria Elimination in Africa" in the YouTube video files below.

Symposium Schedule and Poster Sessions

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Location: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Cost: Free for registrants


8:00 – 9:00 am        Registration – JHBSPH, E. Monument Street entrance first floor foyer Morning Coffee Social – Feinstone Hall E2030
9:00 – 9:05 am        Welcome – Peter Agre, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and Dean Ellen MacKenzie, Bloomberg School of Public Health  (video)
9:05 – 9:15 am        Symposium Overview - William Moss  (video)
Perspectives on Malaria Elimination – Moderator Brian Greenwood  (video)
9:15 – 9:45 am             Kim Lindblade, World Health Organization 
The E-2020 initiative: The challenges in meeting national elimination goals in Africa (video)
9:45 – 10:15 amLaurence Slutsker, PATH    
PATH Malaria: Update on malaria control and elimination activities (video)  
10:15 – 10:45 amElizabeth Chizema Kawesha, Ministry of Health, Zambia
Perspectives of malaria elimination – Zambia National Malaria Elimination Programme  (video)
10:45 – 11:15 amBreak – Feinstone Hall
Challenges to Malaria Elimination in Africa – Moderator William Moss
11:15 – 11:45 amHilary Ranson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine         
Malaria in insecticide resistant Africa: Do we have the tools to tackle this new reality?  (video)  
11:45 – 12:15 pmTeun Bousema, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands   
Asymptomatic reservoirs  (video)
12:15 – 12:45 pmAmy Wesolowski, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
The challenge of population mobility on malaria elimination in Africa  (video)
12:45 – 2:00 pmLunch and Posters – Feinstone Hall
2:00 – 2:15 pm          Bloomberg Philanthropies JHMRI Video Presentation  (video)
2:15 – 3:00 pm               Rick Steketee, U.S. President's Malaria Initiative 
Keynote Address: Steps to malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa  (video)
New Tools and Strategies for Malaria Elimination in Africa – Moderator Dyann Wirth
3:00 – 3:30 pmBryan Greenhouse, University of California San Francisco
Tracking malaria from a drop of blood  (video)   
3:30 – 4:00 pm Flaminia Catteruccia, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
From the study of mosquito-parasite interactions to a new paradigm for malaria control  (video)
4:00 – 4:30 pm          Break – Feinstone Hall
4:30 – 5:00 pm David Smith, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
Malaria elimination's last mile: Quantifying challenges and evaluating solutions (video)
5:00 – 5:30 pm            William Moss, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Malaria elimination in southern Zambia: Studies of the Southern and Central Africa International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research  (video)
5:30 – 6:30 pm          Reception and Posters – Feinstone Hall

Organized by Brian Greenwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dyann Wirth, Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health, and Bill Moss, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute



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