Scientific conference on malaria elimination

The National Malaria Control Program or Programme National de Lutte contre le Paludisme (PNLP) of Madagascar is holding a one-day conference on malaria control and elimination in the capital of Antananarivo on Wednesday, 17 April 2019. Dr Xavier Ding, Malaria Team Leader, FIND, will be presenting a talk titled Malaria diagnosis: Challenges and opportunities in the elimination context. Experts from Roll Back Malaria (RBM), Institut Pasteur – Madagascar (IPM), the Ministry of Health and other organizations will be presenting and discussing the results of important studies in the country. Dr Kenneth Staley, Coordinator of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in Washington, will be talking about malaria elimination as part of the panel discussion which will be broadcasted over the radio.

Date: 17 April 2019
Venue: Hotel Carlton, Antananarivo, Madagascar


Morning session – Wednesday, 17 April 2019
08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.30
09.30 – 10.00
10.00 – 10.15
10:15 – 11:15
11:15 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:00
Welcome – PNLP
Opening remarks by PNLP Coordinator, Ministry of Health, and local stakeholder
Malaria diagnosis: Challenges and opportunities in the elimination context / Xavier Ding, FIND
Video: La lutte contre le paludisme à Madagascar / PNLP, RBM
Panel discussion (radio broadcast) – debate with numerous experts in the field of malaria
Latest updates on malaria vaccines and diagnostics in the context of elimination / IPM
Experience of the DRC on the use of rectal artesunate / Ousmane Faye, project director, ACCESS/MSH


The morning session can be viewed on YouTube here:

The afternoon session in Room Ravinala A:

The afternoon session in Room Ravinala B: