Prominent leaders in the world of malaria control shared invaluable insight with participants during the our sixth day of malaria boot camp. The day started off with our own Amanda Wybolt, Stomp Social Media and Communications Manager, teaching participants about the usefulness of social media and how to engage in the international discussion. Afterwards, Debbie Gueye, PMI/Senegal Resident Advisor, explained the complex web of of the world actors in malaria policy, research, and interventions in her presentations of “Who’s Who in International Malaria Control.”
After a short lunch break, boot camp attendees were back at it with Mary Hamel, CDC Technical Advisor to USAID. Mary skyped-in to share her knowledge regarding epidemiology and malaria in pregnancy. Later in the afternoon, Lia Fiory with ICF International, educated the group about the methodology and implications of the Demographic and Health Surveys and the Malaria Indicator Survey.
Dr. James Herrington, Director of the Division of International Relations of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, wrapped up the day with a stimulating presentation and discussion about the history of the NIH and current malaria research endeavors.