Surveillance and Response

7-8 September, 2018Bangkok, Thailand

Moving Towards a Case-Based Surveillance and Response System for Malaria Elimination

Meeting Objectives:

  • To discuss and prioritize the challenges and barriers for national malaria programs to implement case-based surveillance and response activities
  • To review approaches and tools available for improving surveillance and response activities in a World Café-style forum
  • To identify the solutions and action points for implementing case-based surveillance and response activities
  • To summarize and identify the key priorities to be included in the SRWG 2018-2019 workplan, and priorities to be elevated to the 2019 AGM meeting and Ministers
  • To identify synergies with the APMEN Vivax Working Group

Friday, 7 September
8:30 – 9:00amSession 1. Welcome and objectives
Chairs: Effie Espino, APMEN Director 
Presenter: Gao Qi (Co-Chair
Presenter: Adam Bennett (Co-Chair) - Surveillance and Response Working Group  (SRWG)
Presenter: Prayuth Sudathip, Country Partner Thailand - Thailand Malaria Elimination
9:00 – 9:50Session 2. Moving towards a malaria case-based surveillance and response system – what are the key considerations?
Presenter: Gao Qi - Surveillance & response as a core  intervention in malaria elimination

*with time for discussion
9:50 – 10:00Group Photo
10:00 – 10:20amCoffee/tea break
10:20 – 12:00pmSession 3. Breakout groups: prioritizing the challenges – what is needed to overcome these challenges? What can be addressed by the Network?
Chair: Rinzin Namgay
Presenter: Adam Bennett
Breakout groups with facilitators
12:00 – 1:00pmLunch break
1:00 – 1:45Session 4. Introduction on approaches and tools for malaria program surveillance and response activities
 Chair: Rose Nani Mudin
 Presenter: Rose Nani Mudin, MoH Malaysia, Myfoci tool
 Presenter: Valerie Scott, UCSF/MEI, High risk populations assessment tool
 Presenter: Pedro Olivares, CHAI-GMS, DHIS2 Android Capture App
 Presenter: Supargiyono, University of Indonesia, Zero malaria reporting
 Presenter: Lorina McAdam, PSI, Data to Action Framework
1:45 – 2:30Session 5. Table discussions on approaches and tools for improving surveillance and response activities
 Chair: Rose Nani Mudin
 Table 1: DHIS2 Android Capture App
 Table 2: HRP assessment tool
 Table 3: Myfoci tool
 Table 4: Zero malaria reporting
 Table 4: Data to Action Framework

 What is the programmatic utility of each tool / approach? How can the partners support NMPs with these tools / approaches?

*20 mins per table
2:30 - 3:15Session 6. Action points
3:15 – 3:30Coffee/tea break (short)
3:30 – 4:45Session 7. Joint SRWG and VxWG Sessions - Changing Practice
 Part 1. Groups combined for session overview
 Part 2. Country Partner and Partner Institutions Breakout Groups
  • What needs to be done to accelerate elimination?
  • What evidence is needed to change practice for i) surveillance and ii) radical cure?
  • What is the networks role in making change happen?
4:45 – 5:15Session 8. Feedback from Group Discussion
6.30pmEvening Event
Joint Dinner with Vivax Working Group
Saturday, 8 September
8:30 – 10:30amSession 9. APMEN Surveillance and Response WG Business Meeting
 Chairs: Gao Qi and Adam Bennett 
10:30 – 11:00amCoffee/tea break
11:00 – 11:30Session 10. New SRWG Co-Chair nomination and election
Chairs: Chris Cotter/Kylie Mannion
11:30 – 12:00pmSession 12. Closing Remarks and Chair handover
Chairs: Gao Qi and Adam Bennett