Preliminary Program.

Malaria in a Global Health Context


PROFESSOR BARBARA MCPAKE, Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
Malaria in the broader context of universal health coverage and the sustainable development goals
Chair: Lelio Marmora, CEO, UNITAID





Panellist: Dr Kesete Admasu, CEO, RBM Partnerships, Lelio Marmora, CEO, UNITAID, Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Ruby Shang, Chair of Board of Directors, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance, Bob Aitken, Rotary International - "The Role of Global and Regional partnerships"

Chair: Dr Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho, Chair, RBM Partnerships






Engaging & sustaining community involvement: identifying, mobilising, influencing, and supporting community involvement in health/disease control

Next generational antimalarials & Engagement & role of the private sector

Genomics, vectors & malaria transmission dynamics & Integrated control of vector borne disease

Malaria Elimination Task Force Project (METF) - Malaria elimination on the frontline



Chair: Dr David Reddy, CEO, Medicines for Malaria Venture

Chair: Professor Janet Hemingway

Chair: Professor Francois Nosten, Director, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit


Interactive facilitated discussion Panel: Define communication and coordination channels between and among country and regional Civil society networks. Discuss resources and work needed to engage CSOs and mobilise the needed resources. Discuss community and civil society expectations on, and commitments to support and contribute towards success.

Dr David Reddy, CEO, Medicines for Malaria Venture

Anthony James

Professor Francois Nosten, Director, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit
Introduction to METF



Professor Sue Charman

Dr Gerry Killeen, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Aung Paye Phyo
ACT Resistance on the Thai-Myanmar Border (AAF nominee)



Dr BT Slingsby, CEO, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT)

Nancy Matowo
Fine-scale spatial and temporal heterogeneities in insecticide resistance profiles of Anopheles arabiensis in rural south-eastern Tanzania

Dr Jordi Landier, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit
Strategy of METF and Impact



Panel Discussion
Jayeeta Chowdhury, Tata Trusts
Ray Nishimoto, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical Company
Dr. Wit Soontaranun, President, DT Families Foundation

Professor Tom Burkot
Malaria Vector Monitoring: Can vector data guide global policy and programmatic decision-making?

Aung Myint Thu
Trends in molecular markers and resistance (AAF nominee)




Tess Knox
Global vector control response: a strategic approach to tackle vector-borne diseases

Ladda Kajeechiwa
Community engagement in malaria elimination




Dr Louise Kelly-Hope, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Lessons learnt from integrated control - drug-based methods

Jade Rae
Importance of monitoring and evaluation




Dr Nick Hamon, CEO IVCC
Saving lives through innovation in vector control collaborative efforts leading to novel solutions in vector control

Victor Chaumeau
Entomological determinants of malaria elimination





Lisa White and Ricardo Aguas
Mathematical models to extend and extrapolate the empirical evidence on targeted malaria elimination





Cindy Chu
Prospects of P.Vivax Elimination





Professor Arjen Dondorp
Governance, politics & conclusion





Panel Discussion/Q&A






Mobile people & populations: understanding & meeting needs

Health Systems Strengthening, Universal Health Coverage & Sustainable Development Goals in Malaria

Triple combination therapy for multidrug resistant malaria & Global health security & AMR

Australia-China-Papua New Guinea Trilateral Malaria Project



Chair: Professor Barbara McPake, Nossal Institute of Global Health

Chair: Dr Ben Rolfe, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance

Dr Evelyn Lavu, CPHL - Stengthening capacity for quality malaria diagnosis in PNG


Panel Discussion: Meeting migrant and mobile peoples needs and wants: Lessons from the Greater Mekong Region

Dr Stephanie Williams, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Prof Arjen Dondorp, Mahidol University
Multi-drug resistant malaria in the greater mekong sub region, a critical health security event?

Dr Junhu Chen, NIPD
Provision of technical expertise in malaria diagnostics and control


Emmanuel Odjidja (Burundi)
Prevention of malaria in pregnancy amongst pastoralists in a humanitarian setting: an exploratory study


Professor Robin Davies, Head, Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, DFAT

The intersection of Australia's Leadership in Malaria Elimination and Health Security


Dr William Pomat, PNGIMR
Trilateral Malaria Project Operational Research: An Update


Aung Ye Naung Win (Myanmar)
Understanding malaria treatment seeking preferences within the public sector amongst migrant/mobile workers in a malaria elimination scenario: A mixed methods case study


Aparnaa Somanathan, World Bank
Financing core health systems for essential services and security: integrating the agendas

Panel Discussion: Building effective partnerships for collaborative action against malaria

Panellist: Mr Leo Makita, NDOH
Dr Moses Laman, PNG IMR
Professor Zhou Xiao-Nong, NIPD
Dr Leanne Robinson, Burnet Institute
Australian DFAT representative
Panel discussion led by Ms Sarah MacCana, Project Partnership Manager


Benjamin Bob
The social co-relation between malaria, water sanitation and hygiene among internally displaced people and illegal migrant's health: an epidemiological review of the social implications of migration and population health in SubSaharan Africa


Dr Marie Lamy, APLMA












PROFESSOR ARJEN DORDORP, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok
Malaria in global health context










* Speakers are from selected abstracts therefore biography may not be available.