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Optimizing control of infectious diseases in resource poor countries:
Malaria Diagnosis, Fever home-based-management and New tools'

Venue: European Commission DG Research,
21 rue du Champ de Mars, Brussels- room CDMA SDR2
31st August - 1st September, 2010

Chair: Inma Peñas, European Commission, DG Research
Co-Chair: David Bell, WHO

Day 1: Tuesday 31st August
Morning session: What do we know?

09:00 - 10:15 Session 1

  1. Welcome and Objectives of the consultation
    Inma Peñas ( 233KB), European Commission DG Research
  2. WHO 2010 guidelines and universal access to malaria diagnosis
    David Bell ( 1.83MB), WHO
  3. The need to improve currently available malaria diagnostics: Conclusions from the results of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Performance WHO product testing of malaria RDTs
    Sandra Incardona ( 627KB), FIND
  4. Discussion - Moderated by Chair

10.15 - 10.30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:30 Session 2

  1. Feedback from May 2009 Malaria Forum on 'Moving Forward in Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries' convened by Foundation Mérieux
    Jan Van Erps ( 116KB), RBM Partnership
  2. Follow-up from June 2010 'Consultation on the economics and financing of universal access to parasitological confirmation of malaria' co-convened by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the WHO
    David Schellenberg ( 379KB), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  3. Ongoing research on Rapid Diagnostic Tests
    Henk Schallig ( 458KB), Royal Tropical Institute
  4. Presentation of the EU project "Syndromic approach to Neglected Infectious Diseases (NID) at primary care level: an international collaboration on integrated diagnostic-treatment platforms"-, NIAD consortium
    Marleen Boelaert ( 211KB), Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

11:30 - 12:30 Discussion

Moderator: David Schellenberg , London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break

Afternoon session: What needs to be done?

14:00 - 14:20 Terms of reference and priorities for break-out sessions

Brief review of main topics, any further major issues requiring consideration, EU intention on use of recommendations arising - Chair

(Two Working Groups move to Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11 - 1040 Brussels)

14:20 - 16:15 Breakout session

Each group will identify a chair and a rapporteur who will present concrete recommendations during the plenary on Day 2.

Working Group 1: more information

Working Group 2:more information

Working Group 3: more information

16.15 - 16.30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30 - Drafting recommendations in each Working Group ( 370KB)

18:30 Cocktail reception and presentation of the Kenya Red Cross/ Ministry of Health Home Management of Malaria research project in Kenya
(at Club de la Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11 - 1040 Brussels)

Day 2: Wednesday 1st September

08:30 - 10:45 Continuation of the drafting of recommendations in Working Groups

10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break

In plenary: presentations by each working groups

11:00 - 12:00 Working Group 1

12:00 - 13:00 Working Group 2

13:00 - 14:00 Working Group 3

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session:

14:00 - 16:00 What needs to be done? Developing priorities for Calls for Proposals

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