Please join RTI International for a conversation with a diverse group of malaria experts about the challenges facing malaria prevention and control today, including their reflections on the latest World Health Organization’s World malaria report and their countries’ efforts toward malaria elimination.
Panelists (see below) include national malaria control program managers from Africa to Southeast Asia as well as technical experts from international implementing partners. These experts will share their thoughts on what is stalling malaria prevention and control efforts, share lessons learned from their personal experiences delivering malaria services amidst an ever-changing programmatic environment, and discuss innovative approaches they have been taking to overcome challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and other emerging and existing public health threats.
Joignez RTI International pour une discussion avec un groupe divers d'experts sur les défis dans la prévention et le contrôle du paludisme, leurs réflections sur le dernier rapport mondial sur le paludisme de l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, et les efforts nationaux d’éliminer la maladie dans leurs pays. Parmi les panélistes figurent des directeurs nationaux de programme sur la lutte contre le paludisme d'Afrique et d'Asie, et des experts techniques de partenaires internationaux. Ces experts partageront leurs réflexions sur ce qui défie la prévention et le contrôle du paludisme, leurs expériences personnelles en matière de préstation de services dans un environment changeant du jour-en-jour, et les innovations qu'ils ont adoptés pour relever les défis face à la pandémie du COVID-19 et à d'autres nouvelles menaces de santé publique.
Dr. Prayuth Sudathip | Deputy Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Dr. Prayuth Sudathip is Deputy Director in the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. He holds a Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Kentucky, USA. He has been working on malaria since 1993 and led Thailand's transition from malaria control to malaria elimination.
Professor Alioune Camara | Manager, Guinea National Malaria Control Program
Alioune Camara is a professor of Epidemiology and the coordinator of Guinea’s National Malaria Control Program since 2022. Before heading the program, he worked as deputy national coordinator, research manager, and monitoring and evaluation support officer. He supports research on a variety of health topics in addition to malaria, such as tuberculosis, HIV, and One Health.
Dr. Sandra Incardona | Technical Unit Head, MCD Global Health
Dr. Sandra Incardona is Senior Technical Lead and head of MCD Global Health’s Technical Unit, which provides technical support to MCD’s international portfolio, which includes projects in malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and cervical cancer, among others.
After working as a Research Scientist with bioMérieux in France, and at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, she served as a Scientific Officer with the Malaria and Fever Programme at FIND in Switzerland. She is a recognized expert on malaria rapid diagnostic tests and malaria diagnostics, in general, and has extensive experience with laboratory strengthening, quality assurance, and implementing operational research and clinical trials in resource-constrained settings.
Kouassi Eugène Eba, Regional Technical Advisor/Data Management, PMI Measure Malaria, Côte d’Ivoire
Kouassi Eugène Eba is the Regional Technical Advisor in charge of malaria data management. He has over 13 years of professional experience in public health, particularly in research, monitoring and evaluation, learning, data management and analysis, including the design, implementation, and coordination of monitoring and evaluation units. As a member of the Measure Malaria Project in Côte d'Ivoire, he is coordinating the implementation of malaria interventions related to data quality assessment and data use in the districts supported by the project.
Sarvesh Tewari | Senior Program Manager, Dimagi
As a Senior Program Manager at Dimagi, Sarvesh Tewari oversees teams that develop and implement digital solutions across Africa and South East Asia. Sarvesh has a background in computer science engineering and social entrepreneurship. Over the span of his career, he has played myriad roles across the business, government, and non-profit sectors supporting organizations to leverage ICT for impactful projects.
Moderator: Jui Shah | Chief of Party, Inform Asia
As Chief of Party, Jui Shah provides vision and technical direction for Inform Asia: USAID’s Health Research Program, which supports malaria elimination efforts in Thailand and Laos, through support from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative. In her extensive career in malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation, Ms. Shah has helped countries spanning the Americas, Africa, and Asia transform their routine malaria data into strategic information. At the country level, she is experienced in working directly with National Malaria Programs to build an understanding of and interest in data use to monitor programmatic progress, assess public health impact, and make strategic decisions. At the global level, her work supports standardized procedures and tools to measure infectious disease, based on best practices.