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Join us as American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and Pint of Science join forces to take science to the people! For one night only, world-leading scientists will be giving the low-down on what really happens in Tropical Medicine! Come and meet our scientists and join us for a night of fun, exciting science over a pint or two! Bring family and friends - this informal gathering is open to all!
Where is malaria in Asia?
Richard Maude (Head of Epidemiology, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand)
Malaria is decreasing across much of Asia as countries step up efforts to eliminate it. Detailed and up-to-date maps of malaria are needed to support these efforts but creating them is often not straightforward. Hear about the challenges and some of the cutting edge science that is being used to address them.
Mapping the mysterious mite fever
Kartika Saraswati (Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU), Jakarta, Indonesia)
Have you heard of scrub typhus? This elusive disease, transmitted by mites, is causing fever and deaths putting about 1 billion people at risk. However, very little is known about its distribution in Indonesia. In this talk, we will walk you through our detective work aiming to map this understudied illness in Indonesia.
Staying ahead of the curve – how triple drug combinations for malaria might help
Mehul Dhorda (DeTACT-Africa Coordinator)
DeTACT Project – how triple artemisinin-based combination therapies may be the best way to prevent or at least delay the emergence of multidrug-resistant malaria in Africa.