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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Malaria Centre

LINK Symposium | Data for targeted malaria control interventions - are we there yet?

27 September 2018
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
LINK symposium

Prioritising interventions is central for malaria endemic countries that aim to dramatically reduce their malaria burden with limited resources. Without international standards and guidelines, National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCPs) depend on national level availability, accessibility and capacity to use data to choose among available options.

Join us at the symposium and reception afterwards to discuss the key challenges facing NMCPs in the use of data for decision-making and rationalisation of resources while ensuring effective malaria control.



Date: 27 September 2018

Time: 13.00-17.00pm

 Venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace,  London  SW1Y 5AG






13.30 – 13.40

Welcome and opening

David Schellenberg

WHO Global Malaria Programme

13.40 – 14.00

LINK Programme – Better decisions for malaria control

Carrie Lynch


14.00 – 14.10

Mapping and targeting – help and hindrance of mapping

Emelda Okiro

KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme

14.10 – 14.30

Challenges to using evidence to target interventions. LINK evaluation results

Jayne Webster


14.30 – 14.40



14.40 – 15.00

Processes used in decision-making NMCP Uganda - prioritisation, rationalisation and targeting

Dr Damien Rutazaana

National Malaria Control Programme, Uganda

15.00 – 15.20

Targeting/stratifying/prioritising interventions – other perspectives

Kate Kolaczinski,

Global Fund

15.20 – 15.40

Targeting interventions –Health Technology Assessments in the context of malaria control

Francis Ruiz

Imperial College

15.40 – 16.00

Political Economy of using data for decision-making in malaria control

Justin Parkhurst

London School of Economics

16.00 – 16.10



16.10 – 17.00

Panel Discussion: Moving forward, towards improving decisions for malaria control at national levels


Ritha Njau

WHO Tanzania






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