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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Malaria Centre

Developing and monitoring private sector markets for malaria case management in Africa and south East Asia

8 February 2018
John Snow A Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street
Joint Malaria Centre and Centre for Evaluation seminar

Summary

This seminar will explore an approach to market landscaping to identify areas of market dysfunction; the process of developing market based interventions and monitoring the impact of these on availability price and market share of ACTs and RDTs and the quality of case management provider behaviour.

PSI is a non-profit global health organisation working in over 50 countries in the areas of malaria, family planning, HIV, diarrhoea, pneumonia and sanitation. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behaviour change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.

Details

Speakers: Desmond Chavasse and Stephen Poyer from Population Services International (PSI)

Date: Thursday 8 February

Time: 12:30 - 13:30 

Venue: John Snow A Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

Desmond is Chief Evidence Officer and Senior Vice President, Malaria Control and Child Survival at PSI. He is responsible for ensuring that PSI uses evidence to learn and improve practices internally towards greater health impact, and to package and disseminate that learning externally to contribute to improved global health policy and practice. He is responsible for maximizing PSI’s contribution towards global malaria eradication, improving child health and increasing access to sanitation in over 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Stephen is a research advisor for malaria, child survival and sanitation at PSI. Stephen provides technical support to countries and regions on research design and implementation. He oversees the quality and dissemination of PSI’s research internationally, and supports the complementary use of research findings and routine monitoring data for internal learning.