Join MCD Global Health at ASTMH’s 2023 Conference

October 4, 2023

Health worker leading a group antenatal care session in Benin.

Health worker facilitates a group antenatal care (G-ANC) meeting as part of operational research supported by the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria project in Benin.

From October 18 to 22, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting will take place in Chicago, Illinois, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, bringing attendees back together in person for the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, along with a livestream option for those who cannot join in person.

MCD Global Health (MCD) will exhibit at the conference at Booth #315 and have numerous poster presentations that staff have led or coauthored on topics related to malaria and HIV/AIDS.

Below, you’ll find a schedule of MCD’s activities at ASTMH’s conference this year. Please join us in supporting our colleagues as they share the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from their work across the globe (all times are in Central Time).

Noon, Thursday, October 19, Poster Session A

LB-8043 - Capacity building for district-led improvement of stock management and redistribution of commodities efficiently supports adherence to malaria test & treat guidelines in West Nile, Uganda (View Abstract)

LB-8044 - Improving availability of blood products for severe malaria management in Uganda: Lessons Learned from Strengthening Local Capacity for Community Blood Donations (View Abstract)

Noon, Friday, October 20, Poster Session B

6191 - Feasibility and acceptability of Group Antenatal Care for maternal health care providers and supervisors in rural health centers in Benin (View Abstract)

6193 - Assessing the impact of group ANC on IPTp uptake in Atlantique Department, Benin: a cluster randomized controlled trial (View Abstract)

LB-8315 - Efficacy and safety of artemether-lumefantrine and artesunate-amodiaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria among children under five years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2020-2021
(View Abstract)

LB-8334 - Facility-based mentorship to strengthen the quality of malaria services in five high-burden regions of Uganda (View Abstract)

9:15 a.m., Saturday, October 21, Oral Presentation

6471 - Antenatal care services in Benin and Tanzania, 2021-2022: an equity analysis study (View Abstract)

11 a.m., Saturday, October 21, Poster Session C

6597 - Developing Laboratory Infrastructure and Technical Capacity to Address Infectious Diseases in Equatorial Guinea
(View Abstract)

6670 - Evidence-based design of enhanced vector surveillance for larval source management on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
(View Abstract)

6673 - Should we be spraying 80% of the houses? An operational, cluster randomized trial on Bioko Island testing the non-inferiority of a lower coverage
(View Abstract)

6825 - A Sustainable Malaria Control Blueprint: 20 years of challenges, lessons and achievements
(View Abstract)

6850- Using mortality audits to identify factors increasing malaria mortality in Karamoja, a high-burden region of Uganda
(View Abstract)

Equatorial Guinea
communicable diseases
PMI Impact Malaria