PAMAfrica student abstract submissions for the 11th EDCTP Forum

17 Jul 2023

Several PAMAfrica PhD and MSc students have responded to the call for abstracts for EDCTP’s 11th Forum, taking place this 7-10 November in Paris under the theme ‘Partnering for Global Health Research Innovation and Impact in Africa – Celebrating EDCTP: two decades and beyond’. We are happy to share that among these submissions, two posters and one presentation have been accepted from PhD students, while posters from all three of PAMAfrica’s first MSc graduates have also been accepted.

Reviewed and selected by the EDCTP Forum’s scientific programme committee and external experts, in collaboration with EDCTP secretariat members, the abstracts were assessed based on quality, significance of reported results and relevance to the Forum’s theme and focus areas of the EDCTP.

Below is a list of the students who have been accepted, along with the topics their respective posters and presentation:

PhD students

  • Victor Asua (IDRC, Uganda) will present a poster on ‘Plasmodium falciparum antimalarial drug resistance: population-based spatio-temporal evolutionary trends in Uganda’.
  • Francis Bohissou (IRSS, Burkina Faso) will present a poster on ‘Trends in sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance molecular markers among Plasmodium falciparum isolates before and after adopting seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Nanoro, Burkina Faso’.
  • Barry Nouhoun (GRAS, Burkina Faso) will make an oral presentation on the ‘Assessment of naturally acquired humoral immunity against malaria, protecting against controlled human malaria infection’.

MSc students

  • Fabrice Mougeni (CERMEL, Gabon) will present an e-poster on ‘Bayesian spatio-temporal analysis of malaria hotspot in Gabon from 2000 to 2015’.
  • Alberto Chauque (CISM, Mozambique) will present a poster on ‘Socioeconomic determinants of early health care utilization and association with malaria hospitalization among children under 5 years old in Manhiça, Mozambique’.
  • Georges Somé (IRSS, Burkina Faso) will present a poster on the ‘Evaluation of the effect of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy five years after the update of the national policy in Burkina Faso’.