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URC-CHS Participates at TropMed 2014
URC-CHS is happy to announce its participation at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 63rd Annual Meeting (#TropMed2014) November 2–6, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. The Annual Meeting is the premier forum for the exchange of scientific advances in tropical medicine and global health, and has brought together more than 3,800 clinicians, researchers, students, and public and private sector professionals from nearly 100 countries.
Delivering the opening address on Sunday, November 2, Bill Gates called on the global health community to double down on efforts to aggressively fight Ebola, malaria, and other infectious diseases. Gates spoke about the importance of malaria control and elimination efforts in Southeast Asia to combat the spread of artemisinin resistance, which is currently the world's most effective malaria drug. He said eliminating malaria from the region is the best shot at preventing drug resistant parasites from moving into Africa, where most of the world's malaria deaths occur.
URC-CHS is actively engaged in moving toward malaria pre-elimination in Southeast Asia as the lead implementing partner of the Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria) Project, which strives for systematic control of malaria in affected border regions of Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar, aiming to contain the spread of multi-drug resistant P. falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion. At the Annual Meeting, URC-CHS also has an exhibition booth, where conference participants have been stopping by to collect materials and learn more about our malaria and other global health projects.
URC-CHS's Dr. Soy-Ty Kheang, Chief of Party of CAP-Malaria, is delivering three poster presentations on the project's key technical approaches and achievements. On Monday, November 3, he presented on the project's work in addressing artemisinin-resistant malaria by identifying malaria hotspots in Cambodia. On November 4, his presentation focused on reducing malaria among migrants and mobile workers in the Greater Mekong Subregion by broadening opportunities for malaria services and prevention. His final presentation on November 5 discusses reaching migrant and mobile populations through a private-sector, malaria-bed-net lending scheme in Cambodia. You can find more information about the project on our website and in the following Technical Briefs and Fact Sheets.
- Cross-border Strategies to Reduce the Spread of Artemisinin-resistant Malaria
- Building On Shared Value to Develop Public- Private Partnerships for Malaria Control
- Quality Improvement Tools and Approaches for Improved Early Diagnosis and Approved Treatment of Malaria
- When Essential Medicines Fail: Prioritizing Antimicrobial Resistance in Health Service Delivery
- Reducing Malaria among Mobile and Migrant Populations in Southeast Asia
- Monitoring Drug-Resistant Malaria through Intensified Case Finding at the Village Level in Cambodia