Act | East at ASMTH 2021

05 Nov 2021

At ASTMH 2021, experts from the USAID Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East program will contribute to four symposia and six scientific sessions. We look forward to leading important conversations, as well as sharing research and insights from our experience supporting national neglected tropical disease programs in 12 countries. Join us to discuss the latest progress in the fight against NTDs!

Thursday, November 18

Friday, November 19

Piloting COVID-19 prevention measures during trachoma surveys in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Poster, 12-12:10pm

Jeremiah Ngondi, RTI International (Presenter)

Saturday, November 20

Beyond the Campaign: Integration of vertical disease programs into primary care, lessons learned from NTDs and malaria

Symposium, 8-9:45am

Erin Eckert, RTI International and Akpaka Kalu, World Health Organization (Co-Chairs)

Baseline prevalence of trachoma in refugee settlements in Uganda: results of 11 population-based surveys

Scientific session, 8:30-8:40am

Gilbert Baayenda, Uganda Ministry of Health

Addressing gender equity and social inclusion barriers to improve access and uptake of mass drug administration among school-aged children in Tanzania

Poster, 11-11:10am

Isaac Njau, Tanzania Ministry of Health (Presenter)

Missing No More: Understanding health access barriers through different platforms

Symposium, 12:45-2pm

Taroub Faramand and Sara Pappa, WI-HER (Co-chairs)