ITM Alumni Webinar – World Malaria Day
‘Targeting population with mobility for malaria elimination: the case of Vietnam’
25th of April – World Malaria Day – is an occasion to share alumni insights and research findings on malaria-related research, highlighting the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention, treatment and controI.
In light of this year’s World Malaria Day, ITM alumna and PhD-student Thuan Thi Nguyen will share her PhD- research findings on malaria elimination strategies among ethnic minority populations in Vietnam using qualitative and mixed methods. Her research aims to understand the interplay between human mobility, persistent malaria transmission and inter-ethnic relation.
In this webinar, Thuan will mainly focus on her findings on why and how mobility and territorial behaviour influenced the effectiveness of malaria elimination strategy in different ethnic minority settings. The presentation will provide an insight into the socio-economic and political environment which shapes the mobility strategy of different ethnic minority groups, inter-ethnic tension and trust of the populations in public health interventions.
The Q&A-session will be moderated by Thuan’s PhD co-supervisor Koen Peeters Grietens, Professor and Head of the Socio-ecological Health Research Unit at ITM.
- Speaker: Thuan Thi Nguyen, PhD-student from the National Institute of Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology (NIMPE), Vietnam and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Antwerp, Belgium
- Moderator: Koen Peeters Grietens, Professor and Head of the Socio-ecological Health Research Unit at ITM, Antwerp