The 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health will hold in Liverpool from Monday 16th - Friday 20th September 2019.
The event brings together over 1500 scientists from across the world to discuss ways to prevent and treat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), HIV, Tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases. Early career researchers, community and allied health workers, programme implementers will be given the opportunity to share knowledge on progress in tropical medicine and global health in the twenty-first century. and grow their network.
This year's conference theme is 'Under the theme of 25 years: investigation, innovation and implementation'. COUNTDOWN will using the ECTMIH 2019 platform to showcase and discuss our implementation research from Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana. Find below our presentations which you can look forward to:
Organised Session - Programme Track 4 (Health Systems)
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Session Title: Health systems and Neglected Tropical Diseases a policy and practice debate: Inclusion, integration, innovation and implementation.
Led by Professor Sally Theobald and partners from Liberia (Karsor Kollie), Nigeria (Dr Akinola Oluwole) and the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Dr Louise Kelly-Hope), we will be dissecting issues around the following:
- The role of NTD programmes' integration in helping or hindering health systems development
- Whether using co-implementation of NTD service delivery with other vertical disease programmes can help?
- Ensuring inclusive person-centred NTD care through the use of participatory approaches on the path toward integrated service delivery.
Parallel Session - Programme Track 2 (Treatment & Patient Care)
A Major Hurdle in the Elimination of Urogenital Schistosomiasis Revealed: Identifying Communities and Health Workers' Perceptions and Experiences of Female Genital Schistosomiasis in Ghana - Kukula V.A., MacPherson E.E., Tsey I.H., Stothard J.R., Theobald S., Gyapong M. (Ghana, Malawi & UK)
Session: Mother and Child Health (Programme Track 4: Health Systems)
Time: 08:00 - 10:00
Participatory research methods to improve community engagement and programme coverage for Mass Drug Administration - Lar L.A, Adekeye T., Yashiyi J.N., Dixon R., Dean L, Thomson R, Theobald S., Bongkiyung P., Ozano K. (Nigeria & UK)
Following up Community-wide treatment for Schistosomiasis in three communities from the Greater Accra Region, Ghana - Cunningham L.J., Campbell S.J., Armoo S., Koukounari A., Watson V., Selormey P., Stothard J.R., Idun B., Adams E.R., Osei-Atweneboana M. (UK, Australia & Ghana)