MIM 2018 symposium: Malaria in pregnancy programmes: challenges and priorities in antimalarial drug development for African pregnant women

17 April 2018 - 17 April 2018
Meeting room 205
Type of event EDCTP meeting
Scope Malaria

This symposium focuses on the practical challenges, priorities, and lessons learned by researchers conducting clinical trials in pregnant women in resource-limited settings (past and present). The presentations will focus on previous and current studies on malaria in pregnancy supported by EDCTP and will share practical experiences and lessons learned from sub-Saharan African countries.

Download the symposium programme book (PDF)


Chairs and Co-Chairs

Feiko ter Kuile, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom
Montserrat Blázquez-Domingo, EDCTP, The Netherlands
Atinuke Olaleye, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

09:00-09:05 Brief introduction to EDCTP

Montserrat Blázquez-Domingo, EDCTP, The Netherlands

09:05-09:20 Malaria in pregnancy, implication of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance and overview of studies seeking alternative options to IPTp with SP

Feiko ter Kuile, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom

09:20-09:35 Challenges in the control of malaria-HIV co-infection in pregnant women

Clara Menéndez, ISGlobal – Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain

09:35-09:50 National Malaria Control policies and interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Mali: progress and challenges (Politique Nationale de lutte contre le paludisme pendant la grossesse au Mali, les progrès et les défis)

Mariam Tall, National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), Ministry of Public Health, Mali

09:50-10:05 Experiences of implementing pregnancy registries in low resource settings: research and programmatic perspectives

Esperança Sevene, Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça, CISM and Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

10:05-10:25 Discussion and Q&A