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The 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – Sunday, November 21, 2021

Abt Associates works around the world to counter threats against Covid-19, HIV/AIDS, influenza, malaria, Zika, and other tropical and infectious diseases. We have initiatives to detect, prevent, control, and treat these diseases and share our data to help monitor risks to global health security. We closely collaborate with global communities, local governments, and community leaders to continue the great progress toward groundbreaking disease detection and surveillance, evidence-based prevention and containment, and recovery responses.

This Annual Meeting is the premier forum for the exchange of scientific advances in tropical medicine, global health, and hygiene, and one in which Abt Associates is proud to be presenting a series of posters and panels. Learn more:

Symposium 12 | Thursday, November 18 | 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. | Online
Entomological Data to Guide Strategic Deployment of New Types of Insecticide Treated Nets for Control of Pyrethroid Resistant Malaria Vectors
Organizers: Matt Kirby/Richard Oxborough, PMI VectorLink Project, Abt Associates

This symposium focuses on solutions to one of the biggest threats facing malaria vector control: insecticide resistance. The World Health Organization states that if left unchecked, insecticide resistance could lead to a substantial increase in malaria incidence and mortality. Topics include how countries in sub-Saharan Africa are responding to this threat by determining where to distribute new types of ITNs for maximum impact. Abt’s presentations include:

Abt Associates Presentations:
PBO Synergist and Chlorfenapyr Susceptibility Data From PMI Focus Countries In Sub-Saharan Africa To Guide ITN Procurement
Speaker: Joseph Chabi, The PMI VectorLink Project, Abt Associates

Data Driven Decision Making for Strategic Deployment of New Types of INTS and IRS In Côte d’Ivoire
Speaker: Constant Gbalegba, The PMI VectorLink Project, Abt Associates

Poster Session A | Thursday, November 18 | 11:00 a.m.
Abstract 0270 - Effect of Mass-Distribution Campaign of Insecticide-Treated Nets And Indoor Residual Spraying On Entomological Measure Of Malaria Transmission In Burundi

Abstract 0184 - Three Years of Insecticide Resistance Monitoring in Five Sentinel Sites In Cameroon: Contribution To Vector Control Decision Making

Abstract 0310 - Entomological Impact of Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) Net Deployment on Pyrethroid-Resistant Anopheles gambiae s.l. Mosquitoes in Ebonyi State, Southeastern Nigeria

Abstract 0315 - Key findings from digitizing supervision of continuous distribution channels for insecticide treated nets in Tanzania, 2019-2020

LB-5041 - Innovations to prevent COVID-19 transmission during indoor residual spraying to control malaria transmission in Mudzi and Mutoko Districts, Zimbabwe

Poster Session B | Friday, November 19 | 12:00 p.m.
Abstract 0751 - Malaria Vector Control in The Americas: Measuring the Impact Of Insecticide Treated Nets And Indoor Residual Spraying

LB-5187 - Innovative use of geospatial data to assure high vector control coverage during the joint IRS and ITN campaigns in Nchelenge, Zambia, 2020-21

Poster Session C | Saturday, November 20 | 11:00 a.m.
Abstract 1177 - Evaluating the Entomological Impact Of The 2019 PMI-Supported IRS Campaign In Zambia on Malaria Transmission Parameters

Abstract 1151 - Engaging The Private Sector In Achieving Zero Malaria: Country Case Studies From Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Liberia And Uganda

Abstract 95 - Countrywide Insecticide Resistance Monitoring In Niger: Support For ITN Distribution Decisions Making