The Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
The Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, has been working together with the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to eliminate malaria for more than 30 years. We have been recently designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Case Management, Training and Research on Malaria in order to strengthen WHO malaria program in management and elimination of malaria efforts. We are working closely with WHO in order to maintain and strengthen the capacities for case management, training, and research on malaria to achieve the targets of the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016 – 2030 (GTS) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are honored and proud to implement work plans according to the term of references (TORs) as a WHOCC in Training, Research and Case Management. In order to support the WHO goal in global malaria elimination, the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, will organize a virtual training on “Essential Laboratory Diagnostic Tools for Malaria Elimination” during 16th-18th March 2022. This training includes online multimedia presentations and virtual laboratory demonstrations. The course content will be focused on laboratory diagnostic tools suitable for both resource-limited and well-equipped settings. The materials will encompass malaria microscopy, rapid diagnosis tests, fluorescent spot test, G6PD test for Plasmodium vivax treatment, and PCR techniques. Lecturers will be the experts from the Faculty of Tropical Medicine who are highly experienced in research and teaching. Participants will comprise technical staff, public health personnel, doctors and related professionals from around the world. We are expecting 40-50 participants who have basic backgrounds in malaria diagnosis or management, as well as others who are interested in laboratory diagnosis for malaria control and elimination.