African Diaspora for Action Against Malaria (ADAAM) is pleased to invite you to a workshop ‘Exploring community engagement, social capital and behaviour change for malaria reduction’.
The workshop is organised by ADAAM, in collaboration with Cameroon Forum, The Organisation of Sierra Leone Healthcare Professionals Abroad (TOSHPA) and Salem Health Project, to demonstrate concrete action by members of the African diaspora to increase health awareness and contribute to the reduction of malaria infection through the ADAAM platform.
The workshop follows the recent report by Public Health England (PHE) which reveals that 13 Africans had died in London from malaria between 2008 and 2012, and that 88% of malaria cases imported to Britain since 2000 were acquired in sub-Saharan Africa.
Keynote addresses will be given by Prof. Peter Chiodini, Consultant Parasitologist at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Director of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) Malaria and HPA Parasitology Reference Laboratories and Dr Louise Atkins, Research Associate in Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology in the Faculty of Brain Sciences at UCL. Other confirmed speakers are drawn from PHE, AMREF, travel medicine, community pharmacy, and case studies from Africa (Tanzania and Cameroon), including African diaspora communities.
Participants will discuss issues including:
- Overcoming barriers to malaria prevention – what the African community can do to help improve NHS services to their community;
- Review and evaluation of current health promotion on malaria and information dissemination strategies;
- Volunteering opportunities for diaspora and health professionals to contribute to malaria reduction in African countries.
Do you have questions about African diaspora and malaria conference/workshop?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org – ADAAM (African Diaspora for Action Against Malaria)
Tel: 07897 139 395
AFRICA-UK on behalf of ADAAM