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Niger Scientific Day agenda

8:30-9:00 – Welcome and coffee
9:00-9:30 – Introductory remarks.  Alpha Diallo, Epicentre Niamey
9:30-10:30 – Session 1: Malaria
Moderator : Lorenz von Seidlein, Mahidol University
  • Scale-up of seasonal malaria chemoprevention: successes and future challenges. Bachir Assao, Halidou Salou
  • Malaria treatment studies in Niger. Rockyath Makarimi
10:30-11:00 – Session 2: Meningitis
Moderator : Halima Boubacar Maïnassara, CERMES
  • Retrospective and evolution of meningitis epidemics in Niger. Matthew Coldiron
11:00-11:15 – Coffee break
11:15-12:00 – Round table: Moving from Research to Policy
Moderator : Anne Roca, Lancet Global Health
- Ali Djibo, Université de Niamey
- Emmanuel Baron, Epicentre
- Sani Sayyadi, ALIMA/BEFEN
- Nouhou Arba, Direction générale de la santé publique
12:00-12:30 – Session 3: Nutrition
Moderator : Côme Niyongabo, MSF Barcelona
  • Nutritional interventions: innovations and lessons learned. Rebecca Grais
12:30-13:45 – Lunch on site
13:45-15:00 –  Session 4: A new vaccine against rotavirus
Moderator: MSF Geneva
  • Efficacy and Safety of Rotasiil vaccine. Ousmane Guindo
  • Qualitative lessons from the phase III trial. Abdul-Aziz Mamaty
  • Psychomotor development in childhood: overview of Bayley scales. Nana Aichatou Salifou
15:00-15:45 –  Session 5: Antimicrobial resistance
Moderator: Mamadou Saïdou, Université de Niamey
  • Antibiotic resistance: trends in Niger over the last 10 years. Celine Langendorf
15:45-16:30 – Coffee-break
16:30-17:00 – Plenary talk: What are the priorities for research in Niger? Eric Adehossi, Niamey National Hospital
17:00 – Closing remarks. Thierry Allafort-Duverger, MSF Paris