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16 TDRC authored abstracts presented at the 10th

16 TDRC-authored abstracts presented at the 10th Zambia Health Research Conference

TDRC was a Gold sponsor of the on-going 10th Zambia Health Research Conference being hosted by the National Health Research Authority at the Mulungushi international Centre. 16 abstracts from TDRC were accepted to be presented at this conference. The Conference which was opened by the Honourable Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo took place from 19th to 20th October 2022.

LIST OF ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT THE 10TH NATIONAL HEALTH SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE                        Dr. Jean B. Kabuya           Title: Dihydroartemisinin -piperaquine is associated with higher post-treatment gametocytemia relative to artemether-lumefantrine: preliminary results of a pharmacodynamic study

A Hybrid of Screen-and-Treat and Intermittent Preventive Therapy for the Prevention of Malaria in Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Dr. Michael Nambozi      Title: Thrombocytopenia Predicts Transfusion Response In Children With Severe Malarial Anemia
  • Dr. Justine Chileshe        Title: Assessing the potential effect of traditional fermented foods on the gut microbiota metabolism using an in-vitro single batch culture system 

Effects of traditional fermented foods consumption on gut microbial composition in 6-24 months old children in rural Zambia

  • Dr. Jonathan Gwasupika               Title: Epidemiology of severe and non-severe malaria in children: protocol review of a prospective observational study
  • Dr. Sebastian Hachizovu                Title: Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Pyronaridine-artesunate in Asymptomatic Malaria-infected Individuals: a Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Ms. Ireen Mutale  Title : Measles and Rubella Seroprevalence and Vaccination Coverage among Children Attending a Supplemental Immunization Campaign in Zambia
  • Mrs. Bertha Kasonde – Chanshika Title: Prevalence of K540E mutation in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from  asymptomatic pregnant women receiving IPTp-SP at selected health facilities in Nchelenge district, Northern Zambia.
  • Mr. Ephraim Chikwanda                Title: Baseline Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis among women attending antenatal care in a high malaria transmission area, Nchelenge’
  • Mr. Samson Mwale Title: Knowledge, attitude and practices of COVID-19 among medical laboratory professionals in Zambia
  • Mrs. Lungowe Mukumbuta – Simbeye  Title  The prevalence of Malaria among pregnant women at their first antenatal visit in Nchelenge
  • Mr Kelvin Kapungu  Title : Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study of beliefs and Health Seeking behaviours in Zambia.

COVID – 19 vaccine Hesitancy among care givers attending a mass Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign: Findings from a Descriptive Cross-sectional Sero-survey nested in Child Health Week in Ndola and Choma Districts of Zambia

  1. Mrs. Aliness Mwilaba – Dombola Title : Assessing the effectiveness and feasibility of school entry as a strategy for identifying and filling immunity gaps
  2. Mr. Westone Hamwaata Title : An funestus s.s emergence and it’s threat to Malaria elimination efforts in Ndola District, Copperbelt Province of Zambia

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