IMA World Health Presents Research at ASTMH 2019

  • Kara Eberle
  • Nov 19, 2019

IMA World Health is proud to share three presentations at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s 2019 Annual Meeting. IMA will join nearly 4,800 global health professionals at #TropMed2019 from November 20-24, 2019, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Maryland, USA.

IMA’s presentations focus on our work to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases in Haiti and Tanzania through the current USAID Act to End NTDs | East and former USAID ENVISION projects.

IMA’s presentations include:

Session 41: Filariasis – Epidemiology and Control II

November 21, 1:45-3:30 p.m., National Harbor 11

Use of real-time daily reporting to improve mass drug administration in an urban setting

Alain Javel | M&E Manager, Haiti

  • 3 p.m.
  • Read the abstract here.

Persistent Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission in hotspot coastal communities despite 10 or more rounds of Ivermectin + Albendazole Mass Drug Administration. How can programs accelerate elimination towards the 2020 target?

Andreas Nshala, MD, MPH | Program Manager, Tanzania

  • 3:15 p.m.
  • Read the abstract here.

Session 51: Hookworm Infections in West Africa and Haiti: Challenges in Maintaining the Gains of Deworming in an Evolving NTD Landscape and Implications of New Guidelines for STH Programs

November 21, 4-5:45 p.m., National Harbor 10

Missed Opportunities to Sustain the Control of Hookworm and Other Soil Transmitted Helminths in Haiti

Abdel Direny, MD, MPH | Sr. NTD Technical Advisor

  • 4 p.m.

We invite partners and colleagues to attend and bring their questions.

About IMA’s NTD Work

With RTI International as the prime recipient, IMA has implemented the USAID Act to End NTDs | East project since 2019, building on our existing work through the previous project, USAID ENVISION (2011-2019). Through these projects, IMA provides assistance to national programs to control and eliminate five targeted NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (from roundworm, hookworm and whipworm).