Preliminary Program.



Chair: Associate Professor Helen Evans


SIR RICHARD FEACHEM, University of California San Francisco
Challenges of Malaria Eradication


DR RIMA SHRETTA, University of California San Francisco and APLMA
Economic case & political will for malaria elimination


LUIS MORENO, President, Inter-American Development Bank (Video Presentation)






Diagnostics development & the challenges of implementing new tools

Expanding access to malaria interventions & The future of health financing

Innovative approaches to supporting affected persons voices to the table & Challenges to malaria eradication & how can we meet them?

Accelerating Malaria R&D through international collaborations (sponsored by WIPO & BVGH)


Chair: Dr Jane Cunningham, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organisation


Chair: Dr Ingrid Chen, University of California San Francisco & Professor Maxine Whittaker, James Cook University

Chair: Ms Patricia Kelly, Director General, IP Australia


Dr Jane Cunningham, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organisation


Dr Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho, Roll-back Malaria

Mr Charles Randolph, Head, Global Health, World Intellectual Property Organisation
Introduction of World Intellectual Property Organisation and WIPO Re:Search


Dr Gonzalo Domingo, Malaria Diagnostics Portfolio Lead, PATH Diagnostics


Dr Balbir Singh, University of Malaysia, Sarawak



Ms Patricia Kelly, Director General, IP Australia
Introduction to IP Australia, the Australia government's global health vision, and the Australian FIT program


Dr Sabine Dittrich, Head of Malaria & Fever, FIND


Dr Corine Karema, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda

Dr Cathy Manner, Associate Director, BIO Ventures for Global Health
Introduction to FIT2 program, speakers, and session goal


Erin Nunan, Developing Countries Program Manager, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited

Dr Helen Saxenian, Results for Development

Dr Jim Tulloch, Chair, Technical Evaluation Reference Group, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Dr Rintis Noviyanti, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia
Present research, FIT2 experience and skills learned, future plans post-sabbatical, and collaboration best practices - A Fellow perspective


Amanda Chung
Improving malaria service delivery & team performance in Southern Africa

Aparnaa Somanathan, World Bank

Maelle Ba, Speak-up Africa
Create a sustained national commitment: both political and financial, for the elimination of malaria

Dr Alyssa Barry, Walter Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research
Present research, FIT2 experience and skills learned, future plans post-sabbatical, and collaboration best practices - A Host's perspective


George Okello
Producing malaria indicators through District Health Information Software (DHIS2): practices, processes and challenges in Kenya

Dr Rima Shretta, University of California San Francisco and APLMA
Transitions from donor financing & challenges for malaria elimination

Christiaan de Jager, South Africa
Innovation, education, communication and health promotion towards malaria elimination

Dr Deus Ishengoma, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Present research, FIT2 experience and skills learned, future plans post-sabbatical, and collaboration best practices - A Fellow perspective


Michael Coleman
GIVeS: A collaborative effort for GIS capacity building in vector surveillance

Panel Discussion

John Ede, Nigeria
Treating malaria through health technology to "cut out" rural communities in Nigeria

Panel Session
Moderators: Mr Charles Randolf & Dr Cathy Manner
Panellists: Ms Patricia Kelly & FITC hosts & Fellows
Discuss the challenges of R&D in low-resource settings, the value of partnering with research institutes in malaria-endemic countries, and how to establish mutually-beneficial research collaborations.




Ademola Adelekan, Blue Gate Public Health Promotion
The ugly, the bad and the success of 2017 World Malaria Day commemoration at Orantan Community Ibadan Nigeria







Investing in new tools & technologies/R&D: challenges for malaria elimination & eradication

Surveillance & Maintaining momentum & strategies for the last mile: elimination/eradication lessons learnt

Partnering for strong malaria control & research & Partnering for strong malaria control & research

Recent advances in severe pathophysiology and treatment



Chair: Sir Professor Brian Greenwood


Chair: Professor Arjen Dondorp


Dr Ashley Birkett, Director, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative

Professor Sir Brian Greenwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor John Reeder, Director, Special Programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organisation

Dr Haruhiko Isioka
Fluid Resuscitation in adult severe malaria: how dry can you go?


Professor James McCarthy, Head of Clinical Tropical Medicine, QIMR Berghofer

Professor Azra Ghani, Imperial College London

Professor Evelyn Ansah, University of Health & Allied Science, Ghana

Dr Katherine Plewes
Protecting the kidney with paracetamol in severe falciparum malaria


Professor Michael Good, Griffith University

Professor Archie Clements, Director and Professor Research School of Population Health ANU College of Health and Medicine

Professor Kamija Phiri, Director Training and Research Unit of Excellence, University of Malawi

Dr Bridget Barber
The free haemoglobin, oxidative stress, acute kidney injury, pathway in knowlesi malaria


Dr Geoff Dow, 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals

Fast-tracking malaria R&D-small pharma perspective

Malaria elimination efforts in Sri Lanka

Community level barriers to access

Professor Nick Anstey
Concomitant bacteraemia in adult severe malaria



Dr Rainier Escalada, Advisor, Malaria Policy, Advocacy, and Capacity Building, PAHO
Malaria elimination efforts in Central and Latin America

Supporting volunteers in disease elimination: Lessons learnt from GMS. The role of volunteers in communities; Pressures to integrate at community level; how to sustain community involvement when cases are negligible; Communities and health promotion; role of volunteers

Dr Stije Leopold
Contributors to metabolic acidosis in falciparum malaria



Emeritus Professor Rose Leke, University of Yaounde, Camaroon
Malaria in Africa comparison to other diseases eg. polio

Md Akramul Islam, BRAC Bangladesh
Scaling up health workforce in hard to reach areas of Chittagong: contributing to reduce severe malaria in Bangladesh




Priorities for maintaining momentum

Professor William Brieger, Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University
Mapping to adapt mass drug administration of ivermectin for lymphatic filariasis and onchercerciasis to malaria vector control





Aung Pyae Linn (Travel Grant Recipient)
Performance of village health volunteers regarding malaria control activities in Myanmar





Q&A Panel









Social movements and community engagement








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