Presentations – 2nd International Conference on (Re-)Emerging Infectious Diseases


Day 1 - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

 Opening of the conference 
 Session 1: Reflecting on 100 years of Pandemic Flu and other Emerging Infections
Chairs: John Nkengasong

David Heymann 2018 120x160Reflecting on 100 years of Pandemic Flu and other Emerging Infections
David Heymann, MD, PhD
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom


 Adeyi, Olusoji 120X160 2019 (2)

World Bank and Pandemic Preparedness
Olusoji O. Adeyi, MD, MBA, DrPH
World Bank, USA



Williams, Michelle 2018 120x160Need for an integrated platform approach to respond to
emerging infectious diseases
Michelle Williams, ScD, SM, MS
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA


 Session 2: Role of Regional Health Organizations in (Re)-Emerging Infectious Diseases
Chair: Maaroufi Abderrahmane
 Nkengasong, John 2013

The African Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention
John Nkengasong, PhD
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethiopia



Ammon, Andrea 2018 120X 160European Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention
Andrea Ammon, MD, MPH
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Sweden



Gao, George 2018 120x160China Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention
George F. Gao, PhD
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China


 Session 3: Role of National Health Organizations in (Re)-Emerging Infectious Diseases
Chairs: Raji Tajudeen
 Ihekweazu, Chikwe 2019 120x160

Lassa Fever
Chikwe Ihekweazu, MD
Nigeria CDC, Nigeria


 Mukonka, Victor 2019 120x160

(Not yet available)

Victor Mukonka, BSc, MBChB (Unza), DCH,DIH, DTM, MPH,
PHD Public Health (IRE)
Zambia National Public Health Institute, Zambia

 Soti, David 2019 120x160

Rift Valley Fever
David Soti, MBChB, MPH
Ministry of Health, Kenya


 Session 4: Ebola: are we moving towards an Endemic?
Chair: Guy Vernet

Are we prepared for the next Pandemic?
Ambrose Talisuna, MBChB, MSc, DLSHTM, PhD
WHO, Republic of the Congo


 Abstract-driven presentations 
 Risk Communication and Risk Perception in the 2014-2015 Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone
Maike Winters
 Cholera Outbreak Response in a Complex Emergency: The Importance of Oral Cholera Vaccine in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria, 14th August–21st December, 2017Effect of Oral Cholera Vaccine on Geographical Spread of Cholera Epidemic
in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria, 2017-2018

Kumshida Yakubu Balami
 Upsurge of Lassa Fever Cases in Nigeria, January to March 2018:
What Has Changed?

Chioma Dan-Nwafor

Day 2 - Thursday, 14 March 2019

 Session 5: Resisting Anti-Microbial Resistance: How can we increase the capacity
and Development of Diagnostics and Treatment Strategies
Chair: François-Xavier Babi
 Dar, Osman 2019 120 x 160

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Human and Animal Health Settings
(Not yet available)

Osman Dar, FRCP, FFPH
Chatham House, UK

 Osterhaus, Albert 2019 120x160Impact of influenza vaccination on antibiotic use and AMR reduction
(Not yet available)

Ab Osterhaus, DVM, PhD
OneHealth Platform / Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 Kelly, Cassandra 2019 120 x 160

The impact of diagnostics in reducing the overuse of antibiotics
Cassandra Kelly, PhD
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Switzerland


 Abstract-driven presentations 
 The Global Point Prevalence Survey (Global-PPS) of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance: Results of Antimicrobial Prescribing at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan
Adeola Fowotade
 Can We Track Antimicrobial Resistance Using Pharmacovigilance Intelligence?
Jean Marie Vianney Habarugira
 Session 6: Innovations, Laboratory Diagnostics  and Networks:
How can laboratory networks take up the innovations


Pascale Ondoa, MD, MSc, PhD
African Society for Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands


 The role of the European & Developing Country Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) in the uptake of innovations in Healthcare

Moses Bockarie, PhD, FRCP
European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), South Africa



Kelly, Cassandra 2019 120 x 160Innovations, Laboratory Diagnostics and Networks: How can laboratory networks take up the innovations
Cassandra Kelly, PhD
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Switzerland



Adopting diagnostic innovations: key requirements for tiered laboratory networks
(No permission to publish video)
Mah-Sere Keita, MPH
African Society for Labatory Medicine, Ethiopia

 Session 7: Abstract-driven presentations
 Antimicrobial Usage by Traditional Livestock Farmers in Lactating Cows in Northcentral Nigeria: Risk Perceptions, Drivers for Antimicrobial Misuse and Public Health Implications
Nma Bida Alhaji
 Inappropriate Use of Antimicrobials and the Determinants Among Patients Hospitalized in Three Hospitals (Mizan, Bonga and Tepi)
in Southwest Ethiopia

Yadesa Tadele Mekuriya
 Propagation of Drug Resistance by Clinicians Through Concurrent Treatment of Malaria and Typhoid Fever Among Patients Presenting with Febrile Illnesses in a Municipal Hospital in Ghana 2017
Tanko Rufai
 A Situation Analysis of Antibiotic Consumption and Its Potential Contribution to Antimicrobial Resistance in Nigeria
Abiodun Egwuenu
 LUNCH SYMPOSIUM - challenges in EID preparedness, the Yellow fever case
 Koopmans, Marion 2019 120 x 160

Marion Koopmans, DVM PhD
Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands



Adesola Yinka-Ogunleye 2019 120 x 160Country Update Nigeria
Adesola Yinka-Ogunleye, DDS
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria



Babiker Ahmed Ali Magboul 2019 120 x 160Yellow Fever in Sudan : Experiences and Efforts for Prevention
Babiker Ahmed Ali Magboul, MD, MBBS, PGD
Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC), Sudan



Maurice Demanou 2019 120 x 160Laboratory Gap analysis across high risk regions
Maurice Demanou, PhD
Institute Pasteur, Cameroon



Lee Hampton 2019 120 x 160The GAVI Yellow fever diagnostic initiative
Lee Hampton, MD, MSc
Global Alliance for Vaccines Initiative, USA


 Session 8: Innovative Approaches to monitor and control outbreaks in Africa
Chair: Phillip Onyebujoh

Cnops, Lieselotte 2019 120x160How to make diagnostics for (re-) emerging viruses available in the affected regions?
Lieselotte Cnops, PhD
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium


 Abstract-driven presentations 
 Implementation of the Epidemiological Telephone Conference (EpiTec) in Tunisia, 2016-2018
Souha Mrad Ep Bougatef
 The Development of Smartphone-Connected Point-of-Care Tests for the Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease
(Not yet available)

Polina Brangel
 Session 9: Infection and Disease Control
Chair: Benjamin Djoudalbaye

Bockarie, Moses 2019 120x160The role of strengthening Networks for Diseases Prevention
Moses Bockarie, PhD, FRCP
European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), South Africa


 Abstract-driven presentations 
 Recent Outbreak of Monkeypox in Nigeria a Major Threat to Global Health Security: An Urgent Call for Rapid Action
Auwal Kabuga
 Yellow Fever Laboratory Capacity On-Site Assessments in Africa: Preliminary Findings
Maurice Demanou

Day 3 - Friday, 15 March 2019

 Session 10: Counting what matters: Need for Indexes and Scorecards for Emergency Preparedness and Response
Chair: Victor Mukonka
 Robert Kwame deGraft Agyarko 2019 120 x 160

Africa Epidemic Risk Index and Financing Outbreaks
Robert Kwame deGraft Agyarko
African Risk Capacity (ARC), South Africa


 Loembe, Marguerite Massinga 2017 120x160Strengthening Quality Management and Specimen Referral Systems in Public Health Laboratories and Networks in Africa: a collaboration between the African Center for Diseases Control and Resolve to Save Lives


Marguerite Massinga Loembé, MSc, PhD
Africa CDC, Gabon



AMR Scorecard – a path to Lab Quality Improvement
Cassandra Kelly, PhD
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Switzerland


Heidi Albert, MPH, PhD
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), South Africa


Patrick A. Njukeng
(No video available)
GHSS, Cameroon

Ms. Amete Mihret Teshale
Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopia


Kamau Gatwechi
(No video available)
Becton Dickinson, Kenya

 Session 11: Research Ethics and Public Health Emergencies in Africa
Chair: Sarah Edwards
 No slides available for panel discussions