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ECTMIH 2015: ACT Consortium joins major congress in Switzerland

3 September 2015

ECTMIH Basel 2015

This year's European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health begins on Sunday, 6th September in the Swiss city of Basel. ACT Consortium investigators will present their latest research findings on malaria diagnosis and treatment.

Get involved in the discussion on malaria diagnosis and treatment


Highlights include:


Scientific sessions (1:30-2:30 PM)

Answering key questions on malaria drug delivery:
the importance of diagnostics 

  • Improving malaria treatment and control through enhanced diagnostic practice (David Schellenberg)
  • Impact of malaria rapid diagnostic tests on patient care: results from the ACT Consortium (Katia Bruxvoort)
  • Effects of introducing malaria rapid diagnostic tests in drug shops: findings from the evaluation of a cluster randomised trial in Uganda (Sian Clarke)
Posters and speed talks
  • Diagnosing latent tuberculosis with interferon-gamma release assays in patients with concurrent malaria infection in Tanzania (Lasse Vestergaard)
  • Mapping fever aetiologies in malaria-endemic areas: an interactive, open-access, on-line map (Heidi Hopkins)
  • Explaining wide variation in malaria rapid diagnostic test uptake and adherence to test results: a multi-project analysis (Helen Burchett)


Poster speed talks

  • Modelling the cost-effectiveness of introducing malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the private for-profit sector (David Bath)
  • Referral from community health workers: evidence from cluster randomized trials of mRDTs in two areas of high and low malaria transmission in Uganda (Sham Lal)


Scientific session

  • Systematic Sampling Approach Reveals Fewer Falsified First Line Antimalarials than Previously Reported (Harparkash Kaur)


 Further information


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