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MSF Scientific Days

 

The Conference Without Borders continues on 6 July in Eswatini.

2018 marks the fourth MSF Scientific Days Southern Africa, where we promote debate and exchange evidence that underpins our medical humanitarian operations.

Agenda

Registration

08:30-09:00

Welcome and introduction 

08:45-09.15 General Director MSF Southern Africa, Ministry of Health Eswatini and World Health Organisation Eswatini

Session 1 - HIV/TB: Old friends with new challenges 

09.15- 11.00 

  • Successful implementation of HIV self-testing in rural Shiselweni, Eswatini Lorraine Rusike Pasipamire  
  • Provision of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for female sex workers and men who have sex with men in Beira, Mozambique José Carlos Beirão
  • Report of non-communicable disease treatment services integrated into outpatient and HIV care in Matsapha, Eswatini Éimhín Ansbro
  • “They share more than we think they are sharing”: a mixed-methods evaluation of post-natal clubs in South Africa Aurelie Nelson
  • What next after treatment failure for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with the short course regimen? Debrah Vambe

Morning break

11.00 - 11.30  

Session 2 - Addressing the needs of refugees: MSF action in humanitarian crises

11.30- 12.30 Panel Chair: Guilhem Molinie (General Director MSF Southern Africa)

  • Introduction to MSF’s work in conflict settings Guilhem Molinie
  • Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh: summary of findings from six pooled mortality surveys Georgina Brown
  • Care for Syrian refugees with diabetes: outcomes from Médecins Sans Frontières programmes in the Levant Jamil Qasem

Lunch

12:30-13:15

Session 3 - MSF operations preventing and responding to infectious disease: What have we learnt?

13.30- 14.45

  • Single-dose oral ciprofloxacin prophylaxis in response to a meningococcal meningitis epidemic in the African meningitis belt: three-arm cluster-randomized trial Matthew E Coldiron
  • Pregnancy and Ebola: survival outcomes for pregnant women admitted to MSF Ebola treatment centres in the West Africa outbreak Séverine Caluwaerts
  • Integration of hepatitis B prevention strategies within PMTCT programmes, Maputo, Mozambique Natalia Tamayo Antabak  

Closing remarks

14.45-15.00 

Ministry of Health and MSF Eswatini

Poster exhibition with tea and refreshments

15.00

 

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