The morning sessions will include presentations on HIV/Aids and other MSF medical priorities such as vaccination and maternal health. Qualitative research will also be presented.
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09h00 OPENING REMARKS – Meinie Nicolai (MSF)
09h15 SLOT 1: Glimpse into a spectrum of today’s operations
Chairs: Sebastien Spencer (Clinique Saint-Jean) and Bart Janssens (MSF)
- Management and outcomes of patients with head trauma in Kunduz, Afghanistan
- Hit early, hit hard: feasibility and efficiency of the “Coup de Poing” measles outbreak response in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Antibiotic use in a district hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan: are we overprescribing?
- Perceptions of antibiotics and antibiotic-use by patients, prescribers and pharmacists
- The Mothers status: two years after undergoing caesarean-section in a rural emergency obstetrics care centre in Burundi?
Wilma van den Boogaard
11h30 SLOT 2: Quality matters : Emerging challenges in HIV/Tuberculosis care
Chairs: Nathan Ford (WHO) and Tom Ellman (MSF)
- Viral load outcomes after ART initiation among women in a PMTCT B+ programme in Zimbabwe
- “It’s not just about giving the drugs.” Medication Adherence Clubs for HIV and Non Communicable Disease (NCD) patients in an informal setting in Kibera, Kenya
- Managing children and adolescents with HIV treatment failure: results from a pilot project in Khayelitsha
Gilles van Cutsem
- Alarming levels of Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients in Metropolitan Mumbai, India
14h00 SLOT 3: Ebola: the epidemic, our response and the lessons learnt
Chairs: David Heymann (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Hilde de Clerk (MSF)
- General epidemiology – Description
Michel van Herp
- Highlights and snapshots of programmatic and clinical lessons learnt
- The human face of the epidemic – a community perspective
15h30 SLOT 4: Panel discussion: Clinical Trials in Ebola: what about ethics?
Chair: Philippe Calain (MSF UREPH)
State of affairs of the clinical trials in Ebola – Annick Anthierens (MSF)
Denis Malvy (University of Bordeaux), Steven Van Den Broucke (Institute of Tropical Medecine), Daouda Sissoko (INSERM), Amanda Rojek (Oxford) , Piero Ollioaro (WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases), Annick Anthierens (MSF)
17h00 CLOSING – Bertrand Draguez (MSF)