8.30 – 9.00 | Registration 

 9.00 – 9.15 | Welcome and introduction 

          Master of Ceremonies: Prince Mathew, Regional Head of Mission – Asia, MSF


Session 1


 9:15| Chair: Sid Wong, Medical Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Artsen zonder Grenzen in Amsterdam 

  • Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh: summary of findings from six pooled mortality surveys

                  Mitchell Sangma, MSF

  • Real-time analysis of the diphtheria outbreak amongst forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals in Bangladesh

                  Kate White, MSF

  • Outbreak of acute jaundice syndrome in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: epidemiology and spatial distribution

                  Melissa Ivey, MSF 


10.30 – 11.00 | Break 


Session 2


 Chair – Mohit Nair, Qualitative Research Manager for MSF OCBA in India 

  • Routine viral load testing and enhanced adherence counselling for antiretroviral therapy monitoring at a public treatment centre in Mumbai, India

                  Shrikala Acharya, MSF

  • Morbidity and occupational risks among factory workers in an urban slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh: retrospective analysis

                  Mitchell Sangma, MSF





Nobhojit Roy, Public Health Specialist, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


 12.30 – 13.30 | Lunch 


Session 3



  • Active versus passive case finding: patient characteristics, health seeking and delays among new smear-positive pulmonary TB patients in India

                  Hemant Shewade, The Union

  • Hepatitis C and multidrug resistant tuberculosis co-morbidities: no longer an untreatable combination

                  Jade Pena, MSF




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