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					                                                                              10 March 2011 at 3:50 pm



           13th Annual Scientific Conference (ASCON XIII)
          Theme: Science to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage
                        14-17 March 2011, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh
                              [Venue: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka]



                                           PROGRAMME


14 March 2011, Monday

05:30 pm-7:00 pm (Venue: Grand Ball Room, Pan Pacific Sonar gaon Dhaka)

Inaugural Ceremony


5:30 pm      Welcome Address

             Dr. Alejandro Cravioto
             Chair, ASCON X III Scientific Committee and Executive Director, ICDDR,B

5:35 pm      Keynote Speech

             The imperative and oppor tunity for universal health coverage now in South Asia
             Professor K. Srinath Reddy
             President, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

             Right to health and life
             Professor Rehman Sobhan
             Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

6:15 pm      Speech by Special Guest

             Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir
             Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
             Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

6:25 pm      Speech by Chief Guest

             Dr. Capt. (Retd) Mozibur Rahman Fakir
             Hon’ble State Minister, Ministr y of Health and Family Welfare
             Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

6:40 pm      Tea

7:00 pm      End of Pr ogramme




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ORAL PRESENTATIONS
TECHNICAL SESSIONS


DAY 1: 15 March 2011, Tuesday

08:30 am- 09:30 am—Registration

09:30 am- 10:30 am (Venue: Grand Ball Room)

Plenary Session 1: Progress towards universal health coverage: global and regional perspect ives

Chair: Dr. David de Ferranti, President, Results for Development, Washington, DC , USA

Co-Chair: Dr. A. Mushtaque R. Chow dhur y, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand

Speakers

Evaluating ten years of universal health coverage in Thailand
Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Director, International Health Policy Program, Bangkok, Thailand

What the next ten years for universal heal th coverage promises in India
Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

Managing the private-private mix in moving towar ds universal health coverage
Dr. Sania Nishtar, President, Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan

The World Health Report 2010: Financing Universal Health Coverage
Dr. David Evans, Director, Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland


10:30 am- 11:00 am—TEA BREA K


11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 1)

Sy mposium 1: The joint lear ning network for universal health coverage

Chair: Dr. David Evans, Director, Health Systems Financing, World Health Or ganization, Geneva, Switzerland
Moderator: Dr. David de Ferranti, President, Results for Development, Washington, DC, USA

Speakers

Challenges to universal health coverage in Thailand
Dr. Phusit Prakongsai, Senior Researcher, International Health Policy Program, Bangkok, Thailand

Innovations in insurance in India and other countries
Dr. Nishant Jain, Advisor, Social Pr otection, GIZ, New Delhi, India

Common opportunities and challenges to universal health coverage in Africa and Asia
Mr. Stefan Nachuk, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand




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                                                                   DAY 1: 15 March 2011, Tuesday

11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 2)

Scient ific Session 1: The costs of scaling up services to achieve the MDGs

Chair: Professor Sushil Ranjan Howlader, Director, Institute of Heath Economics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Ziaul Islam, Associate Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

041—Ziaul Islam, Jahangir Khan, Khurshid Alam, Tamjida Sohni Hanfi, and Solaiman Sarker. Costs of
Manoshi delivery centres in slums of Dhaka city, Bangladesh (Page 11*)

044—Mohammad Enamul Hoque, Timothy Powell- Jackson, Sushil Kanta Dasgupta, Mahbub Elahi
Chowdhury, and Marge Koblinsky. Coping with costs of maternal healthcare in rural Bangladesh (Page 12)

122—Mohammad Nasir Uddin Khan, Zahidul Quayyum, Hashima-e-Nasreen, and Tim Ensor. Household
costs of obtaining obstetric care in rural Bangladesh (Page 13)

127—Ziaul Islam, Shahela Anwar, Humayun Kabir, and Rukhsana Gazi. Costs of integrating demand-based
reproductive health commodity model into the gover nment and NGO health and family-planning service-
deliver y systems (Page 14)

045—Ziaul Islam, Shahela Anwar, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Nirod C. Saha, Rukhsana Gazi, Humayun Kabir,
Patricia Coffey, and Meltzer Mutsumi. Willingness-to-pay for 4% chlorhexidine among tar get population in
selected rural areas of Bangladesh (Page 15)

092—Divya Par mar, Aurélia Souares, Manuela De Allegri, Germain Savadogo, and Rainer Sauerborn.
Community-based health insurance scheme in r ural Africa: can premium subsidies increase adverse selection?
(Page 16)


11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 3)

Scient ific Session 2: Non-communicable diseases and lifestyle factors

Chair: Professor Liaquat Ali, Director, Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. D.S. Alam, Head, Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Unit, Chronic Disease Unit, ICDDR,B,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

074—R.D. Merrill, A.A. Shamim, H. Ali, A. Labrique, K. Schulze, P. Christian, and K.P. West, Jr. Anaemia
interventions in Bangladesh should consider ir on in groundwater and thalassaemia (Page 17)

117—Masuma Akter Khanam, Wietze Lindeboom, and Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos. Hypertension: adherence
to treatment in rural Bangladesh—findings from a population-based study (Page 18)

129—Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Masuma Akter Khanam, and Wietze Lindeboom. Current pattern of
tobacco-use in Bangladesh: findings fr om a population-based study (Page 19)

211—Ariful Moula, Shahidul Hoque, Mijanur Rahman, Mohammad Iqbal, S.M.A. Hanifi, and Abbas Bhuiya.
Helping to form club of diabetic and hypertensive patients for engaging in walking and changing lifestyle: an
experience from Chakaria (Page 20)

255—S.K. Roy, Rubhana Raquib, N. Alam, Mansura Khanam, Afroza Begum, Wajiha Khatun, Saima Kamal
Thakur, and Debjani Sarker. Rickets: emerging as a public-health problem in Bangladesh (Page 21)

293—Dewan S. Alam, Shamim H. Talukder, Mohammad Yunus, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Alejandro
Cravioto, and Louis W. Niessen. Undiagnosed diabetes and pre-diabetes among adults in urban Dhaka and
rural Matlab: an ur gent issue for intervention (Page 22)

*Indicates the page number in the abstracts book
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12:30 pm-01:30 pm—LUNCH BREA K



01:30 pm-03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 1)

Sy mposium 2: Demand-side financing: placebo or panacea for more equitable access

Chair: Dr. Atia Hossain, Deputy Program Coor dinator, GIZ TC support to HNPSP, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Moderator: Dr. David Evans, Director, Health Systems Financing, World Health Or ganization, Geneva,
Switzerland


Speakers

Demand-side financing for improving equitable access to healthcare: is there any evidence?
Dr. Shakil Ahmed, Health Systems Analyst, Health Systems Strengthening Unit, Nossal Institute for Global
Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Demand-side voucher scheme of Bangladesh: economic evaluation (Page 342)
Mr. Prasanta Bhushan Barua, Joint Chief, Health Economics Unit, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pay-for-performance for providers and clients: an alternate model to improve maternal, newborn and child
health in Bangladesh
Dr. Ubaidur Rob, Senior Associate and Country Director, Reproductive Health Program, Population Council,
Dhaka, Bangladesh


01:30 pm-03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 2)

Scient ific Session 3: Exper ience in financing universal health coverage in Asia and Bangladesh

Chair: Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Director, International Health Policy Program, Bangkok, Thailand

Co-Chair: Dr. Jahangir Khan, Health Economist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

073—Shinjini Mondal and Soumitra Ghosh. Willingness-to-pay for health insurance among the urban poor:
evidence from Mumbai slum in India (Page 24)

083—Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Z. Islam, S. Anwar, S. Hossain, R. Gazi, P.K. Streatfield, and Abbas Bhuiya.
Good health at low cost 2010—Bangladesh scenario: w hat factors within health systems and the wider
context promote better health outcomes towards universal coverage? (Page 25)

173—Syed M. Ahsan and Syed Abdul Hamid. Out-of-pocket payments for health ser vices in rural
Bangladesh (Page 26)

229—Jahangir A.M. Khan. Is resource allocation in health a priority in low-income countries—an
econometric analysis of national health accounts 2010 (Page 27)

238—Nahid A khter Jahan and Barkat-e-Khuda. Experiences of and cost-recover y by user-fees and micro-
health insurance schemes in Bangladesh (Page 28)

113—Shakil Ahmed and Peter Annear. Universal coverage in six Asian countries: a review of two key health
financing strategies (Page 29)




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                                                                   DAY 1: 15 March 2011, Tuesday


01:30 pm-03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 3)

Scient ific Session 4: Reproductive and newborn health

Chair: Dr. Kaosar Afsana, Associate Director, Health Programme, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Laura Reichenbach, Social Scientist and Head Reproductive Health, ICDDR,B, Dhaka ,
Bangladesh

018—Jasmin Khan, Tamanna Gazi, Anisur Rahman, Nahid Kalim, Allisyn Moran, and Lynn Sibley.
Recognition of and response to birth asphyxia during delivery at home in Matlab, Bangladesh (Page 30)

072—R. Paul, R.D. Merrill, A.A. Shamim, A. Labrique, M. Rashid, P. Christian, R.W. Klemm, and K.P. West, Jr.
Labour events and breastfeeding initiation in r ural Bangladesh as recor ded by families in home-based delivery
cards (Page 31)

154—R. Jahan, Z.S. Siddique, K. Jahan, R. Mahfuza, M.A. Islam, J. Ahmed, and F. Ahmed. Scaling up of
public-private mix DOTS: BRAC experience in tuberculosis contr ol (Page 32)

193—S. Piper, S. Razia, M. Lares, R. Zechariah, L.T. Day. Near-miss maternal death in comprehensive
emergency obstetric care facility in Bangladesh (Page 33)

245—A minur Rahman, Jesmin Pervin, Monjur Rahman, Harunor Rashid, and Anisur Rahman. Evaluation of
a home-based life-saving skill programme in r ural Bangladesh (Page 34)

273—Md. Abdul Quaiyum, Ndola Prata, Mar tine Holston, Shahed Hossain, and Salima Rahman. Protecting
women who deliver at home from postpartum haemorrhage: use of clean delivery-kits in northwestern
Bangladesh (Page 35)


03:00 pm-03:30 pm—TEA BREAK


03:30 pm-05:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 1)

Scient ific Session 5: Mobilizing human resources for universal health coverage

Chair: Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

Co-Chair: Dr. Mark Pietroni, Medical Director, Dhaka Hospital, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

019—Yukie Yoshimura, Mohammad Tajul Islam, Akiko Endo, Saeda Makimoto, A.B.M. Jahangir Alam, and
Jafar Ahmad Hakim. Improving the use of emergency obstetric care services in Narsingdi, Bangladesh (Page
36)

049—Wilailuk Wisasa. Universal coverage and payment to care providers: experience from Thailand (Page
37)

079—Sarawat Rashid, Margaret Leppard, Hashima-E-Nasreen, Mahmuda Akther, and Atiya Rahman. Voice
and accountability of maternal, neonatal and child health committee in rural settings of Bangladesh (Page 38)

138—Anisuddin Ahmed, Nafis Al Haque, Mahbub Elahi Chowdhur y, Nafisa Lira Huq, Sushil K. Dasgupta,
Moyazzam Hossaine, Md. Jamaluddin, and M.A. Quaiyum. Impr oving maternal health through community-
based intervention in Bangladesh (Page 39)

208—K. Prenger, S. Pahan, A. Hossein, and M. Liton. Community-government cooperation to provide 24-
hour obstetric services in health facilities (Page 40)




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                                                                   DAY 1: 15 March 2011, Tuesday


219—Dewan Md. Emdadul Hoque, Shumona Sharmin Salam, Muntasir ur Rahman, Nancy Tenbroek, Helen
Rema, Rezaul Karim, Michael Savic, Alan The odore Talens, and Shams El Arifeen. Achieving universal
coverage of maternal, new born and child health through building public-private partnerships in a high-
mortality district: findings from a baseline survey in Netrokona, Bangladesh (Page 41)


03:30 pm-05:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 2)

Sy mposium 3: Round Table on micro- insurance in Bangladesh: prospects and challenges

Chair: Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Director, International Health Policy Program, Bangkok, Thailand

Moderator: Dr. A. Mushtaque R. Chowdhur y, Associa te Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand

Speakers

Building micro-insurance capacity in Bangladesh
Dr. Atiqun Nabi, INAFI Asia and Bangladesh

Micro health insurance: scale, delivery, and regulator y challenges
Professor Syed M. Ahsan, Team Leader, Microinsurance, Institute of Microfinance (InM), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Employer-based insurance oppor tunities
Dr. Shaikh Ahmed, World Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience of PKSF on micro-insurance in Bangladesh
Dr. Fazlul Kader, General Manager (Opera tion), PKSF, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience of Delta-Life insurance as a commercial health insurance in Bangladesh
Dr. Ashraf Uddin, Executive Vice President, Delta- Life Insurance Company Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience of SAJIDA Foundation as a health insurance provider in Bangladesh
Dr. Shamsher Ali, Advisor (Development program me), SAJIDA Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience of Gono Shasthya Kendra on micro health insurance in Bangladesh
Dr. Manjur Kader, Senior Director, Health Programme, Gono Shasthya Kendra, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Role of the public sector in healthcare financing for the informal sector: an innovative micro-insurance scheme
for rickshaw-pullers in Rajshahi (Page 343)
Mr. Asheque Par vez, Senior Advisor, GIZ, Dhaka, Bangladesh


03:30 pm-05:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 3)


Scient ific Sess ion 6: Infectious diseases and the env ironment

Chair: Professor Dr. Md. Shahidullah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Peter Kim Strea tfield, Head, Health and Demographic Sur veillance S ystem, ICDDR,B, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

025—A mal K. Mitra and Pradip K. Saha. Lead poisoning in young children in Bangladesh: need for
educational inter vention (Page 43)

106—K. Zaman, Md. Yunus, Shams El Arifeen, Steve P. Luby, Mustafizur Rahman, Tasnim Azim, A.S.G.
Faruque, Ehsanul Huq, Ilias Hossain, Al Fazal Khan, David A. Sack, John C. Victor, Kristen Lewis, Jessica
Fleming, A. Duncan Steele, Kathleen Neuzil, and Alejandro Cravioto. Universal rotavirus vaccine introduction
in Bangladesh could accelerate achievement of Millennium Development Goal 4 (Page 44)
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                                                                 DAY 1: 15 March 2011, Tuesday


149—Z.S. Siddique, R. Jahan, M. Rifat, M.A. Islam, J. Ahmed, and F. Ahmed. Impact of community-based
tuberculosis pr ogramme: experience of BRAC (Page 45)

047—Nancy L. TenBr oek, Alan Talens, Prashant Missal, Kohima Darling, Grace J. Kreulen. Community-
based strategies to improve maternal and newborn-care coverage in rural India (Page 46)

188—Khurshid Talukder, Md. Abdul Hamid Salim, Iftia Jerin, Farhana Sharmin, M.Q.-K. Talukder, Ben
Marais, Priojit Nandi, Erwin Cooreman, and Md. Abdur Rahman. An inter vention to increase detection of
childhood tuberculosis in r ural Bangladesh (Page 47)

235—Mohammod J. Chist i, Mark A.C. Pie troni, Jonathan Smith, Pradip K. Bardhan, and Mohammed A.
Salam. Predictors of death of 0-59-month old children admitted to a critical care ward in an urban diarrhoea
treatment centre in a developing countr y (Page 48)



05:10 pm-05:40 pm: Summary




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DAY 2: 16 March 2011, Wednesday


09:30 am- 10:30 am (Venue: Grand Ball Room)

Plenary Session 2: Defining the essent ial package of services and organizing its effective
delivery at scale

Chair: Dr. Rainer Sauerbor n, Director, Inter national Health Program, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg,
Germany

Co-Chair: Ms Jane Beninger, First Secretar y (Development), Canadian High Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Speakers

Identifying priority interventions for universal coverage in the HNPSP 2011 in Bangladesh
Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh ,
Dhaka, Bangladesh (HNPSP representative)

Oppor tunities for achieving the MDG 4+5 tar gets in Bangladesh
Dr. Birthe Locatelli-Rossi, Chief, Health and Nutrition Section, UNICEF, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Non-communicable diseases: oppor tunities for bringing emerging challenges to the agenda
Dr. Richard S.W. Smith, United Health Care, Ovations Initiative, London, UK


10:30 am- 11:00 am—TEA BREA K


11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 1)

Sy mposium 4: Universal coverage in low- and middle- income countr ies for non-communicable
diseases

Chair: Dr. Richard S.W. Smith, United Health Care, Ovations Initiative, London, UK

Speakers

Good examples of universal coverage in Argentina
Professor Adolfo Rubinstein, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Are most people too poor to treat non-communicable diseases?
Professor David Dror, Chairman and Managing Director, Micro Insurance Academy, New De lhi, India and
Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, T he Netherlands

Burden of non-communicable diseases in Bangladesh, with special reference to diabetes mellitus
Dr. Hajera Mahtab, Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, BIRDEM, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Fish bowl discussion

Wrap Up: Dr. Richar d S.W. Smith


11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 2)

Sy mposium 5: Roundtable discussion on healt h coverage in Bangladesh: managing quant ity and
quality in urban and rural areas

Chair: Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Gover nment of Bangladesh,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Moderator: Dr. S.K. Roy, Senior Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Panelists

Professor Dr. Khondoker Md. Shefyet Ullah, Director General of Health Services, Ministr y of Health and Family
Welfare, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mr. M.M. Neazuddin, Director General of Family Planning, Ministr y of Health and Family Welfare, Government
of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prof. M.Q.-K. Talukder, Adviser, Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prof. Pran Gopal Datta, Vice Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mr. Diraj K. Nath, Ex-Health Adviser, Government Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Birthe L. Rossi, Chief, Health and Nutrition, UNICEF, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Frank Paulin, Medical Officer, Public Health Administration, World Health Organization, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Makhduma Nargis, Additional Secretary and Project Director, RCHCIB (Community Clinic Project) , Ministry
of Health and Family Welfare, Government Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh


11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 3)

Sy mposium 6: Scaling- up health wor ker training in Bangladesh

Chair: Professor M.R. Khan, National Professor, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Moderator: Pr ofessor M. Abul Faiz, Professor of Medicine, former Principal, Dhaka Medical College and former
Director General of Health Services, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Speakers

Finding from the Global Commission on Health Professional Leadership for the 21 st century
Dr. Tim Evans, Dean, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prospects for scaling-up nursing and midwifer y training
Dr. Khaled Shamsul Islam, Human Resource Development Unit, Ministr y of Health and Family Welfare ,
Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

How does experience in Bangladesh and elsewhere inform strategy for scaling-up community health w orker
training?
Dr. Laura Reichenbach, Social Scientis t and Head, Reproductive Health Unit and Programme, ICDDR,B,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

The future of medical education training in Bangladesh
Professor Ismail Khan, Vice Dean, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh


12:30 pm-01:30 pm—LUNCH BREA K


01:30 pm–03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 1)

Sy mposium 7: Fish bowl session on implementation of non-communicable disease programmes
in low-resource settings

Chair: National Professor Brig. (Rtd) Abdul Malik, Secretary General, National Heart Foundation of
Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Richard S.W. Smith, United Health Care, Ovations Initiative, London, UK

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                                                                DAY 2: 16 March 2011, Wednesday

Speakers

The South Africa experience
Professor Naomi (Dinky) Levitt, C hronic Diseases Initiative in Africa and Division of Diabetic Medicine and
Endocrinology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Self- sustainable comprehensive healthcare delivery in a developing country: the Health Care Development
Project
Professor Liaquat Ali, Director, Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences and Executive Director, Health Care
Development Project, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lifestyle-related diseases and inter ventions
Dr. Dewan Shamsul Alam, Head, Chronic Non-communicable Diseases Unit, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The role of the private sector in public healthcare delivery: a public-private mix approach (Wester n Marine
Shipyard and MoHFW) (Page 344)
Dr. Andrea Knigge, Principal Advisor, GIZ, Dhaka, Bangladesh


01:30 pm-03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 2)


Scient ific Session 7: Defining the essent ial package: disease burden and cost considerations

Chair: Professor Khondaker Md. Shefyet Ullah, Director General of Health Services, Ministr y of Health and
Family Welfare, Gover nment of Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Md. Yunus, Senior Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

321—Ray mond L. Rodr iguez. Global health and the ‘Power of Sharing’ (Page 54)

068—Papiya Guha Mazumdar, Barun Kanjilal, Debjani Barman, Arnab Mandal, and Swadhin Kumar Mondal.
Healthcare choice in pre- and post-Aila Sundarbans, India: need for tailor-made healthcare inter ventions
(Page 55)

085—Pradhan Yasho Vardhan, K.C. Ashish, Achar ya Bhim, Shrestha Parashu Ram, Pun Bhim Kumari,
Khadka Neena, Thapa Kusum, Syed Uzma, and Wall Steve. Community-based newborn-care programme: can
the health system deliver neonatal interventions effectively in Nepal? (Page 56)

088—Lingling Zhang, Thomas Bossert, Ajay Mahal, and Yuanli Liu. Primar y healthcare providers now more
than ever in achieving universal health coverage in China (Page 57)

116—Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury and Saifuddin Ahmed. Contextual influence on the use of maternal
healthcare services in rural Bangladesh: a multilevel analysis (Page 58)

139—Mutahar Ali Tunio. Present and future of radiotherapy in developing countries: Pakistan as an
example (Page 59)


01:30 pm-03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 3)

Scient ific Session 8: Universal coverage of the health wor kers

Chair: Mr. S.M. Ashraful Islam, Joint Secretary (Administration) and Line Director HRM, Ministr y of Health and
Family Welfare, Gover nment of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Azharul Islam Khan, Clinical Lead and Head, Diarrhoeal Diseases Unit, ICDDR,B, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

010—Anwar Islam. Health system bottlenecks in achieving mater nal and child health-related Millennium
Development Goals: preliminary findings from the district level in Bangladesh (Page 60)

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                                                               DAY 2: 16 March 2011, Wednesday


038—Fatema Shabnam, Mahboob-E-Alam, and Liaquat Ali. Involvement of the private sector in deliver y of
reproductive health ser vices (Page 61)

084—Ulimir i V. Somayajulu and Tilak Mukherji. Public health infrastructure, human resources, and health
coverage in India (Page 62)

108—Ndola Prata, M.A. Quaiyum, Paige Passano, Suzanne Bell, Daniel D. Bohl, S.A. Shahed Hossain, Asrafi
Jahan Azmi, and Mohsina Begum. Training traditional birth attendants to prevent postpar tum haemorrhage in
Rajshahi, Bangladesh (Page 63)

214—Simon Hunt and Tehzeeb Zulfiqar. Making national community healthcare programmes effective—
surprising lessons from Pakistan (Page 64)

220—Tomas Lievens, Neath Net, and Nonglak Pagaiya. Understanding r ural service: results of a discrete
choice experiment in Cambodia (Page 65)


03:00 pm-03:30 pm—TEA BREAK

03:30 pm-05:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 1)

Scient ific Session 9: Universal coverage and maternal and child health

Chair: Dr. Tim Evans, Dean, James P Grant S chool of Public Health, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Rukhsana Gazi, Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

020—Shilu Aryal, Ram Chandra Silwal, K. Regmi, Jaganath Sharma, and Bashanti Chand. Increasing
uterotonic coverage for prevention of postpartum with injection oxytocin and tablet misoprostol (Page 66)

027—Kamal K. Biswas, M. Kabir, and Sharmin Mizan. Ver y low coverage of postnatal care despite high
acceptance of antenatal care among the urban poor in Dhaka (Page 67)

057—Shreekant Iyengar. Access of the rural poor to primar y healthcare in India (Page 68)

087—Dhiraj Kumar Nath and Jahiruddin Ahmed. Urban primar y healthcare ser vices through private-public
partnership and lessons learnt therefrom (Page 69)

212—Ritu Priya and A.S. Shweta. Mainstreaming traditional medicines: potential role for universal health
coverage in the Indian context (Page 70)

232—Geetha Rana, T. Sundararaman, Rajani Ved, Garima Gupta, and Mithun Som. Evaluation of the Janani
Suraksha Yojana scheme in India (Page 71)


03:30 pm–05:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 2)

Sy mposium 8: Monitor ing coverage and equity in the new HP NSP: prospects for impr oving
access

Chair: Dr. Abbas Bhuiya, Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Moderator: Dr. Jeanette Vega, Director, Centre for Public Health Policy, Universidad del Desarrollo de Chile,
Santiago, Chile




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                                                               DAY 2: 16 March 2011, Wednesday

Speakers

The strengths and shortfalls of the Bangladesh health information system (Page 345)
Professor A.K. Azad, Director, MIS, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministr y of Health and Family
Welfare, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Fertility and reproductive health indicators
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sabir, former Director of Research, National Institute of Population Research and Training,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mortality, nutrition and immunization indicators
Professor Dr. M. Kabir, Jahangir nagar University, Savar, Bangladesh

Oppor tunities to enhance equity monitoring
Dr. A. Mushtaque R. Chowdhur y, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand

Introduction of quality management at primary-care level: case study in Sylhet (Page 346)
Mr. Jonathan Cushing, Technical Advisor, GIZ, Dhaka, Bangladesh


03:30 pm-05:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 3)

Scient ific Session 10: Exper ience in impr oving access to services

Chair: Dr. Kashem Chaudhury, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Gono Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Savar, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Md. Iqbal, Assistant Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

052—Avijit Poddar, Iftekhar Hossain, and Ehsanul Quadir. Experience in universal health coverage in
Rwanda: a case of Burera district (Page 73)

046—Papiya Guha Mazumdar, Anindra Nath Halder, Sumit Mazumdar, and Barun Kanjilal. Expanding the
coverage of institutional childbirths: a case study of institutional delivery centres in the Sundarbans Delta,
India (Page 74)

097—Sutapa Agrawal. Vitamin A supplementation in India: who are reached and who are missed? (Page
75)

141—Nurul Alam, Syed Masud Ahmed, and Peter Kim Streatfield. BRAC community-based interventions and
maternity care in Dhaka city slums (Page 76)

147—Manuela De Allegr i, Justin Tiendrebéogo, Valérie R. Louis, Aurelia Souares, Maurice Yé, Albrecht
Jahn, and Olaf Mueller. Universal access to malaria treatment for under-five children: the experience of rural
Bur kina Faso (Page 77)

185—L.T. Day, A. Winter, Mark Pietroni, C. Mondal, S. Sarker, H. Imam, and R.Y. Lennox. Improving
coverage of neonatal jaundice management in the limited-resource setting (Page 78)


05:10 pm-05:40 pm: Summary




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DAY 3: 17 March 2011, Thursday

09:30 am- 10:30 am (Venue: Grand Ball Room)

Plenary Session 3: Tracking progress towar ds universal health coverage with equity

Chair: Mr. M.M. Neazuddin, Director General of Family Planning, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Far uque Ahmed, Director, Health Programme, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Speakers

The state of National Health Accounts in Bangladesh (Page 347)
Ms Tahmina Begum, Consultant, GIZ TC support to HNPSP, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Making equity considerations more central in universal health coverage
Dr. Jeannette Vega, Director, Centre for Public Health Policy, Universidad del Desarrollo de Chile, Santiago,
Chile

Mobilizing civil society to monitor progress towards universal health coverage
Dr. A. Mushtaque R. Chowdhur y, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand

Revitalizing information systems for monitoring universal health coverage through IT (Page 348)
Mr. A.K.M. Nazrul Haider, Consultant, Information Technology, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh


10:30 am–11:00 am TEA BREA K


11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 1)

Sy mposium 9: Can infor mation technologies accelerate coverage of services?

Chair: Professor A.K. Azad, Director, MIS, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministr y of Health and
Family Welfare, Gover nment of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Moderator: Dr. Abbas Bhuiya, Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Speakers

Information technology to transform Health Management Information Systems
Professor A.K. Azad, Director, MIS, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministr y of Health and Family
Welfare, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Improving maternal and child health coverage in urban slums with m-health
Mr. Mridul Chowdhur y, President, Click Diagnostics, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Telemedicine to enhance universal health coverage
Mr. Sikder Zakir, Managing Director, Telemedicine Reference Centre Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh

Universal registration of mothers and children in Bangladesh
Dr. Tim Evans, Dean, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka Bangladesh




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                                                                  DAY 3: 17 March 2011, Thursday

11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 2)

Scient ific Session 11: Equity in health systems

Chair: Mr. Prasanta Bhushan Bar ua, Joint Secretary and Joint Chief, Health Economics Unit, Ministr y of Health
and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. A.K.M. Musha, Country Director, Concern Worldwide, Dhaka, Bangladesh

058—Nancy TenBr oek, Kohima Daring, and Alan Talens. Addressing equity gaps in Bangladesh through
community mobilization: the people’s institution model (Page 81)

112—Shakil Ahmed and M. Mahmud Khan. Is demand-side financing equity enhancing? Effect of the
voucher scheme on mater nal healthcare use by the poor in Bangladesh (Page 82)

148—Malabika Sar ker, Maurice Ye, Valerie Louis, Olaf Mueller, Justin Tiendrebeogo, and Manuela De
Allegri. Access to HIV testing among men in rural Bur kina Faso: a question of equity? (Page 83)

157—Taufique Joarder, Shafiun Nahin, Aftab Uddin, and Anwar Islam. Achieving universal healthcare: state
of community empowerment in Bangladesh (Page 84)

181—Bidhan Kr ishna Sar ker and Malay K. Mridha. Inequity in the use of maternal health services in
Bangladesh: a barrier to achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 (Page 85)

272—Syed M. Ahsan and Syed Abdul Hamid. Inequality in healthcare-use and health in rural Bangladesh
(Page 86)


11:00 am- 12:30 pm (Venue: Ball Room 3)

Scient ific Session 12: What infor mat ion is needed for universal health coverage?

Chair: Dr. Zakir Hossain, Consultant, S outh-East Asia Reginal Office, World Health Organization, New Delhi,
India

Co-Chair: Dr. Sabrina Rasheed, Assistant Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

126—Humay un Kabir, Nirod Chandra Saha, and Rukhsana Gazi. Treatment-seeking behaviour of unmarried
adolescent girls for selected reproductive health problems in two r ural areas and one urban slum area of
Bangladesh (Page 87)

131—Kaji Tamanna Keya and Aminul Haque. Deter minants of the use of antenatal care services in rural
Bangladesh (Page 88)

190—L.T. Day, S. Hasdak, R. Islam, P. Bormon, A. Roy, N. Das, and S. Sarkar. Programmatic experience of
facility-based IMCI implementation in rural Bangladesh (Page 89)

196—Farhana Ur ni, S.M.A. Hanifi, Tania Wahed, Mohammad Iqbal, Md. Shahidul Hoque, and Abbas Bhuiya.
Use of the community- based skilled birth attendant programme in a rural area of Bangladesh (Page 90)

230—T. Sundararaman, Rajani R. Ved, Garima Gupta, M. Samatha, and Sarover Zaidi. Determinants of
functionality and effectiveness of community health w orkers: results from an evaluation of India’s ASHA
programme (Page 91)

313—Khachatur Malakyan, Sophie de Montpellier, Greetje Torbeyns, Irma Danielyan, Flavio Salio, Petra
Alders, Marcel Manzi, Wilma Van Den Boogaard, Pascale Delchevalerie, and Rony Zachariah. Feasibility and
outcomes of a community-based approach to severe acute malnutrition in an urban slum in Dhaka,
Bangladesh (Page 92)


12:30 pm-01:30 pm—LUNCH BREA K

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                                                                   DAY 3: 17 March 2011, Thursday

01:30 pm-03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 1)

Sy mposium 10: How can equity infor m and evaluate health policy and programmes?

Chair: Dr. A. Mushtaque R. Chowdhur y, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand

Moderator: Dr. Sania Nishtar, President, Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan


Speakers

UNICEF’s new focus on equi ty—what it changes in practice
Mr. Michel Saint-Lot, Deputy Representative, UNICEF, Dhaka, Bangladesh

How Chile has implemented and monitored equity-oriented health reforms
Dr. Jeanette Vega, Director, Centre for Public Health Policy, Universidad del Desa rrollo de Chile, Santiago,
Chile

Overcoming inequities in HIV diagnosis in West Africa, Dr. Malabika Sarker, Institute of Public Health,
University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Taking maternal health ser vices to slum dwellers, the Manoshi experience in Bangladesh
Dr. Kaosar Afsana, Associate Director, Health Programme, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh


01:30 pm-03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 2)

Scient ific Session 13: Cost and coverage in maternal and childcare

Chair: Professor Michael J. Dibley, Head, Epidemiology, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia

Co-Chair: Dr. A.K.M. Iqbal Kabir, Senior Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

222—S. Rasheed, Shamshad Jahan, and M. Iqbal. Performance-based payment: a strategy to retain health
workers in urban slums to im prove IYCF practices (Page 94)

227—Mohammad Jahangir Hossain, A.K.M. Fazlur Rahaman, Aminur Rahman, Saidur Rahman Mashreky,
Kamran Ul Baset, Animesh Biswas. Emergency first-aid services through community-based volunteers in rural
Bangladesh (Page 95)

243—Rashid Uz Zaman and Khaled Shamsul Islam. Adopting global agenda to improve human resource in
health in 57 countries with critical shor tage of health wor kforce and Bangladesh perspective (Page 96)

286—Taskeen Chowdhury, Kaosar Afsana, and Solaiman Sarker. Manoshi: a community-based solution to
avert maternal death (Page 97)

318—Sujan Kar ki, Bharat Ban, and Rajendra Bhadra. Use of disaggregated data for district programme
planning and implementation (Page 98)

320—Daud Mohammad and Gurung Gagan. Fostering local health governance of public health facilities: an
experience from Nepal (Page 99)




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                                                                 DAY 3: 17 March 2011, Thursday

01:30 pm-03:00 pm (Venue: Ball Room 3)

Scient ific Session 14: Measurement and monitor ing in healt h systems

Chair: Dr. Ahmed Al Sabir, Former Director, Research, National Institute of Population Research and Training,
Ministr y of Health and Family Welfare, now Consultant, Measure Evaluation, University of North Carolina, USA

Co-Chair: Dr. Peter Kim Streatfield, Head, Health and Demographic Sur veillance S ystem, ICDDR,B, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

011—A.H.M. Golam Mustafa, Abdur Razzaque, and Peter Kim Streatfield. PDA technology: cost-effective
method of data collection compared to paper-based data collection—Matlab HDSS piloting (Page 100)

121—Abdullah Al Mamun, Mahmudur Rahman, A.S.M. Alamgir, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Sabbir
Haider, Nusrat Homaira, Rashid Uz Zaman, Sharifa Nasreen, Syeda Mah-E-Muneer, Be-Nazir Ahmed, M.
Mushtuq Husain, Khondokar Mahbuba Jamil, Selina Khatun, Mujaddeed Ahmed, Apur ba Chakrabor ty, Abdullah
Brooks, Jahangir Hossain, Stephen P. Luby, and Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner. Monitoring progression of 2009
pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in Bangladesh (Page 101)

175—Louise T. Day, S. Alam, N. Mondal, and B. Mollick. Implementation of an integrated hospital
information system in limited-resource setting in rural Bangladesh (Page 102)

176—Malay K. Mr idha, Dhiman Dutt, and Mar ge Koblinsky. Modified Roemer Model of health system: a
guiding framework to better understand and compare health systems (Page 103)

213—Shahidul Hoque, S.M.A. Hanifi, Ariful Moula, Sharif Al Hasan, Mohammad Iqbal, and Abbas Bhuiya.
Engaging local community volunteers in data collection: an experience from Chakaria, Bangladesh (Page 104)

288—Rashedul Haider Choudhury, Kaosar Afsana, Soaliman Sarker, Taskeen Chowdhury, Mridul
Chowdhury, and Tahmina Khanam. Incorporation of m-Health to address MDG 4 and 5: BRAC’s experience in
urban slums (Page 105)


03:30 pm–04:30 pm CONCL UDING SESSION (Venue: Grand Ball Room)


03:30 pm                Concluding Address

                        Dr. Alejandro Cravioto
                        Chair, ASCON X III Scientific Committee and
                        Executive Director, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

03:40 pm                Highlights of ASCON III and way forward
                        Dr. Timothy G. Evans
                        Co-Chair, ASCON XIII Scientific Committee and Dean, James P Grant
                        School of Public Health, BRAC University

03:50 pm                Speech by Chief Guest

                        Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir
                        Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Gover nment of the People’s
                        Republic of Bangladesh

                        Special Guest

                        Professor Dr. Suhrab Ali
                        Professor of Biochemistry, Norther n International Medical College
                        Government of Bangladesh Representative, Board of Trustees, ICDDR,B

04:10 pm                Vote of Thanks


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           Dr. Abbas Bhuiya
           Co-Chair, ASCON XIII Scientific Committee a nd
           Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

04:15 pm   TEA




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POSTER PRESENTATIONS
DAY 1: 15 March 2011, Tuesday

12:30 pm-01:30 pm (Venue: Grand Ball Room Lobby)


Disease burden and healthcare priorities 1
001—Abebe Alemu, Wondewossen Tsegaye, Gemeda Abebe, and Lemu Golassa. Urban malaria and
associated risk factors in Jimma town, Southwest Ethiopia (Page 106)

003—Mamun Al-Mahtab, Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar, Julio Cesar Aguilar Rubido, Salimur Rahman,
Morikazu Onji, and Shunji Mishiro. Therapeutic potential of a novel vaccine containing both hepatitis B surface
antigen and hepatitis B core antigen administered through mucosal and parental route in patients with chronic
hepatitis B (Page 107)

004—Shishir Dahal. Tele safemotherhood pilot project in Rolpa district of Nepal (Page 108)

006—Nepal C. Dey, Fazlul Haq, and Lucky Ghose. Use of pesticides in vegetable farms and its impact on
health of farmers and the environment (Page 109)

007—Md. Manirul Islam, Zahid Hayat Mahmud, Pradip Kumar Bardhan, Md. Shahadat Hossain, Md. Sirajul
Islam. A cholera outbreak in refugee camps of Teknaf: a case study of pollution, policy, and international
organizations (Page 110)

016—K. N. Prasad, S.K. Shukla, A. Saxena, U.C. Ghoshal, N. Krishnani, and N. Husain. Epstein-Barr virus and
Helicobacter pylori infections in gastroduodenal diseases (Page 111)

017—A midou Samie, Beauty Mbangiseni Mashao, and Azwihangwisi H. Mavhandu-Mudzusi. Spectrum and
drug resistance of respirator y yeast infections among HIV-infected patients with tuberculosis in South Africa
(Page 112)

028—Biswanath Basu and Ketaki Das. Assessment of nutritional status among pre-adolescents and
adolescents of selected areas in 24 Par gana, West Bengal, India (Page 113)

029—Dilip Kumar Biswas, Prabhdeep Kaur, and Manoj Murhekar. Malnutrition is related to measles
outbreak in rural area of West Bengal, India (Page 114)

030—Ashfaqul Hoque, Tahmeed Ahmed, Mohammad Shahidullah, Anowar Hossain, Mohammad Ilias , and
Dilruba Ahmed. Cronobacter : a unique bacterial species identified in Bangladesh that threatens to increase
disease bur den (Page 115)

031—Shahanaz Chowdhury and Housne A. Begum. Preventive awareness on HIV/AIDS among rickshaw-
pullers of Narayanganj town in Bangladesh (Page 116)

133—Masuma Akter Khanam, Wietze Lindeboom, John Parr, and Tracey Lynn Pérez Koehlmoos.
Hypertension: care-seeking behaviour in Bangladesh—findings from a population-based study (Page 117)

033—Far id H. Abu Elamreen. Pseudomonas aeruginosa : antibacterial resistance and application of natural
honey for treatment of burn infection in Palestine (Page 118)

034—Hassan Saleheen, Merrill Singer, and James Vivian. Treatment needs of active drug-users (Page 119)

042—Nasreen A kther. Awareness about reproductive health issues among unmarried adolescent girls in a
selected slum of Dhaka city, Bangladesh (Page 120)

051—Mohammad Monjur ul Kar im. Prevalence of post-stroke depression: a study among stroke sur vivors
in Occupational Therapy Outpatient Unit at CRP, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Page 121




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054—Nancy TenBroek, Arvind Kasthuri, Kohima Daring, Sanjiv Bhanja, Prahant Missal, and Sraban Kumar
Badanayakl. Risk factors for mortality in P. falciparum malaria among young children in a District in
Jharkhand, India: a case-control study (Page 122)

055—Sifat Shar min and Md. Israt Rayhan. Modelling of infectious diseases for providing signal of epidemics:
a measles case study in Bangladesh (Page 123)

059—Kaniz Gausia and Allisyn C. Moran. Spontaneous and induced abortions and their psychological and
social impact on rural women in Bangladesh (Page 124)

060—John Parr, Wietze Lindeboom, Masuma Khanam, and Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos. Prevalence of asthma
and healthcare-seeking behaviour in rural and ur ban Bangladesh (Page 125)

064—Surendra Uranw, Epco Hasker, Lalita Roy, Murari Lal Das, Narayan Raj Bhattarai, Suman Rijal, and
Marleen Boelaer t. Risk factors for visceral leishmaniasis in urban residents in Dharan town of eastern Nepal
(Page 126)

166—Animesh Biswas, M.A. Halim, and A.K.M. Fazlur Rahman. Situation of maternal and perinatal death in
Bangladesh: a case study of social and medical errors (Page 127)

067—Rahul Patel. Comparative study of health, nutrition and hygiene among the Jaunsari Tribe of
Uttarakhand state and the Nicobarese of Tsunami affected Car Nicobar Island in India (Page 128)

069—Telma Noguera and Arthur Dover. A pilot study of a novel common food-plant extract used with oral
rehydration therapy for shor t-term diarrhoea in children and adolescents (Page 129)

161—Mohammad Mahbub Alam Talukder and Md. Shahidul Islam. Husband-dominated violence-related
injuries among slum-dwelling married adolescent girls of Bangladesh (Page 130)

075—H. Ali, M. Bar kat, A.A. Shamim, P. Christian, K.P. West, Jr., R.W. Klemm, and A. Labrique. Causes and
timing of infant death in r ural nor thwester n Bangladesh (Page 131)

076—Afreenish Hassan. Analysis of an expensive antibiotic for managing the extremely drug-resistant
bacterial infections: reducing burden on healthcare system (Page 132)

082—M.H.M. Nazmul, M.Z. Zaini, and M.K.K. Fazlul. Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections and antibiotic
susceptibility profiles in Malaysia (Page 133)

089—Mohammad Kawsar Shar if, Md. Samiul Alam Rajib, A.T.M. Omar Farooq, Muhammad Erfan Ud din,
and Munny Das. Reduction of carcinogenic chromium by chromium-resistant bacteria isolated from garments
dye-water effluent (Page 134)

093—Md. Shahed Rafi Pavel. Knowledge of oral cancer among medical internee doctors (Page 135)

094—Tahera Akter. Waterborne diseases among slum children in Dhaka City, Bangladesh: a GIS-based
analysis (Page 136)

096—Shirajum Monira, Sayeeda Antara Shabnam, Nur Haque Alam, Hubert Ph. Endtz, Alejandro Cravioto ,
and Munir ul Alam. 16S rRNA gene-targeted metagenomic TTGE in determining diversity of gut microbiota
during acute diarrhoea and convalescence (Page 137)

103—M. Atiqul Islam, Hatch Stokes, Munirul Alam, Andrew Holmes, and Maurizio Labbate. Novel insights in
Vibrio cholerae evolution revealed by fluorescence-labelled gene cassette PCR and pulsed-field gel
electrophoresis: an Australian perspective (Page 138)

105—Repon C. Paul, Mahmudur Rahman, Emily S. Gurley, M. Jahangir Hossain, Serguei Diorditsa, A .S.M.
Mainul Hasan, Sultana S. Banu, A.S.M. Alamgir, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Hardeep Sandhu, Marc Fischer, and
Stephen P. Luby. A novel low-cost approach to estimate incidence of Japanese encephalitis in the catchment
area of three hospitals in Bangladesh (Page 139)


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                                                                  DAY 1: 15 March 2011, Tuesday


107—K.K. Prasad, B.R. Thapa, S. Lal, C.K. Nain, A.K. Sharma, and K. Singh. Lymphocytic esophagitis in
children with coeliac disease: a novel finding (Page 140)

115—Daniel T. Leung, Mohammed Arif Rahman, Md. Mohasin, Sweta Patel, Asrafuzzaman Riyadh, Ashraf I.
Khan, Fahima Chow dhury, Amena Aktar, Jason B. Harris, Stephen B. Calderwood, Edward T. Ryan, and
Firdausi Qadri. Comparison between age-groups in immune response to cholera infection (Page 141)

120—Masuma A kter Khanam, Wietze Lindeboom, and Tracey Lynn Pérez Koehlmoos. Physical activity in
Bangladesh: findings from a population-based study (Page 142)

128—Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Masuma Akter Khanam, and Wietze Lindeboom. Fr uit and vegetable
consumption in Bangladesh: findings from a population-based study (Page 143)



Equity 1
284—Tarana- E- Ferdous and S.K. Roy. Perceptual obstacles is a significant barrier to optimal IYCF during
childhood diarrhoea (Page 144)

015—John Parr, Wietze Lindeboom, Masuma Akhter Khanam, and Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos. Care-seeking
behaviour for chronic disease: choosing a provider (Page 145)

035—Jasim Uddin, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Nirod Chandra Saha, M.A. Quaiyum, and Ziaul Islam.
Improving reproductive and mater nal healthcare services among street women in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Page
146)

050—Syed Abul Farah. Parenting education in coastal areas and its influence in disaster-preparedness
behaviour and child development (Page 147)

095—Nazratun Nayeem Monalisa and G.U. Ahsan. Impact of mass media on behaviour change among
caregivers in slum areas of Dhaka city towards using zinc as a treatment for childhood diarrhoea (Page 148)

104—Md. Abul Hossen and Neaz Ahmed. Coping strategies of older rural Bangladeshi women when dealing
with health problems (Page 149)


Experience in universal health coverage 1
008—Henry Armah Tagoe. Out-of-pocket payment for healthcare, the insured and uninsured: barrier to
universal healthcare coverage in the Global South (Page 150)

021—M.H. Far uquee, Lutfun Naher, Shameem Akhtar, and A.K.M. Shaifuddin. Impact of village theatre on
unsafe abortion leading to maternal death in rural Bangladesh (Page 151)

022—Lutfun Naher, Shameem Akhtar, Muna Salima Jahan, and A.K.M Shaifuddin. Knowledge, attitudes, and
experience about menopause of ur ban poor women in Dhaka city (Page 152)

023—Nazmul Kar im, A.K.M. Shaifuddin, Lutfun Naher, Shameem Akhtar. Assessment of attitudes and
beliefs of religious leaders about family planning, mater nal and child healthcare services and acceptance of
services by themselves (Page 153)

024—Shameem A khtar, Lutfun Naher, A.K.M. Shaifuddin, and Nazmul Karim. Knowledge, attitudes, and
practices of newly-married couples relating to emergency contraceptive- use (Page 154)

037—Kohinoor Biswas and M. Sayeed Alam. Non-financial barriers and access of the chronic poor to
healthcare in Dhaka (Page 155)

077—Atiya Rahman, Shamsun Nahar, and Hashima-E-Nasreen. Stillbirths in ur ban slums of Dhaka,
Bangladesh (Page 156)

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                                                                   DAY 1: 15 March 2011, Tuesday


090—Yusuke Kamiya and Keitaro Aoyagi. Building evidence base to address social determinants of health
for improving healthcare coverage for mothers, newborns, and children in Bangladesh (Page 157)

099—Ali Miraj Khan, A.K.S.M. Rahman, M.R. Ali, M. Ullah, H. Khanam, Lutfe Ara, M.S. Hossain, M.A. Salam,
and M. Pietroni. Infection-control audit for solid wastes at an urban diarrhoeal disease hospital in Bangladesh
(Page 158)

101—Ali Miraj Khan, H. Ashraf, R. Ahad, M.A. Salam, and M. Pietroni. Case management strategy for
patients with influenza-like illness at an urban diarrhoeal diseases hospital during the first wave of pandemic
(H1N1) 2009 in Bangladesh (Page 159)

152—Shusmita Hossain Khan, Shamim Hayder Talukder, Sören Ocvirk, Mar tin Kistler, and Hans Hauner.
Treatment of type II diabetes mellitus with indigenous plants in Bangladesh: an assessment (Page 160)



Financing
063—Nour ia Br ikci, Gayatri Kembhavi, Christina Pagel, Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brannstrom, Jolene Skordis-Worall,
and Martin Utley. Can health financing choices be simple?—Towards a practical tool for matching health
financing tools and policy objectives (Page 161)



Service infrastructure and health workforce 1
009—Enam Hasib. Ignored nursing staff to deliver better healthcare ser vices in Bangladesh (Page 162)

026—Suman Lahiry, N. Islam, N. Yasmin, M.H. Faruquee, and M. Shahjahan. Practice and costing of
healthcare waste management system among the healthcare facilities of a selected pouroshova in Bangladesh
(Page 163)

036—Sheikh J. Hossain and Jannatul Ferdousi. Patient satisfaction with physiotherapy in two settings in
Dhaka (Page 164)

039—Khurshid Alam, Damian G. Walker, and Jahangir Khan. Impact of dropout of volunteer community
health workers wor king in Dhaka urban slums (Page 165)

040—Uzma Syed, Ashish K.C., Agus Sasmito, Sk. Asiruddin, and Steve Wall. Improving early postnatal care
coverage through existing health systems in Asia (Page 166)

043—Sakiba Tasneem, Elizabeth Oliveras, and Khurshid Alam. Factors affecting willingness to accept fixed
income of female volunteer community health workers: evidence from urban slums in Dhaka (Page 167)

056—Ken Ford, S.M. Ariful Islam Chowdhur y, Anowar Hossain, Hubert Entdz, Janet Robinson, and Mot iur
Rahman. Implementing ISO 15189 standar d (Medical laboratories—particular requirements for quality and
competence) in Clinical Laboratory Services, Laborator y Sciences Division, ICDDR,B, Bangladesh (Page 168)

071—Roksana Hoque. Evaluation of feeding-education programme for children with cerebral palsy at a
paediatric inpatient unit of CRP, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh: from caregivers’ perception (Page 169)




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DAY 2: 16 March 2011, Wednesday

12:30 pm-01:30 pm (Venue: Grand Ball Room Lobby)


Disease burden and healthcare priorities 2
130—Masuma Akter Khanam, Chengxuan Qiu, Peter Kim Streatfield, Zarina Nahar Kabir, Åke Wahlin, and
Wietze Lindeboom. Metabolic syndrome: prevalence, associated factors, and impact on sur vival among older
persons in rural Bangladesh (Page 170)

132—Md. Saruar Bhuiyan, Anuj Kalsy, Richelle Charles, Md. Arifuzzaman, John D. Clemens, Regina C.
LaRocque, Jason B. Harris, Stephen B. Calderwood, Cecil Czerkinsky, Firdausi Qadri, and Edward T. Ryan.
Transcutaneous immunization with Vi and Vi- DT conjugate typhoid vaccines (Page 171)

032—Shahanaz Chowdhury, Samir K. Adhikari, and Housne A. Begum. Awareness on preventive practices
against malaria among women of reproductive age (Page 172)

134—Zhahir ul Islam, Bart C. Jacobs, Mohammad B. Islam, Quazi D. Mohammad, Sergei Diorditsa, and
Hubert Ph. Endtz. High incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome in Bangladeshi children (Page 173)

135—Mohammad Ashraful Islam, Haribondhu Sarma, Anadil Alam, Dipak Mitra, and Rukhsana Gazi. Needs
assessment for healthcare-seeking by young clients of hotel-based female sex wor kers in Dhaka city (Page
174)

140—M. Shahe Alam, J. Kabir, M.A. Islam, M.A. Salam, and M.R. Islam. Effect of arsenic contamination on
rice production and human health: results from a farm-level sur vey (Page 175)

143—Taufiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, Andres Janzon, Taher Uddin, Towhid Islam, Amit Saha, Far hana Khanam,
Samuel B. Lundin, Anna Lundgren, and Firdausi Qadri. Th1 and Th17 responses to Helicobacter pylori in
Bangladeshi children and adults (Page 176)

145—N.H. Alam and H. Ashraf. Efficacy of partially-hydrolyzed Guar Gum-supplemented modified oral
rehydration solution in the treatment of severely-malnourished children with watery diarrhoea (Page 177)

146—Taher Uddin, Jason B. Harris, Taufiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, Tahmina Shirin, Muhammad Ikhtear Uddin,
Ashraful Islam Khan, Fahima Chowdhury, Regina C. LaRocque, Md. Nur Haque Alam, Edward T. Ryan,
Stephen B. Calderwood, and Firdausi Qadri. Mucosal immunologic responses in cholera patients in Bangladesh
(Page 178)

151—J. Ferdous, A. Ahmed, S.K. DasGupta, F. Huda, M. Koblinsky, and M.E. Chowdhury. A validation study
of mater nal self-repor ts of postpartum mor bidities: implications for health program mes (Page 179)

155—Alaullah Sheikh, Richelle Charles, Sean Rollins, Jason B. Harris, Md. Saruar Bhuiyan, Far hana Khanam,
Anuj Kalsy, Regina C. Larocque, Michael McClelland, Tanya Logvinenko, W. Abdullah Brooks, Stephen B.
Calderwood, James E. Graham, Alejandro Cravioto, Edward T. Ryan, and Firdausi Qadri. High-throughput
gene expression profiling of Salmonella enterica in the blood of bacteraemic patients in Bangladesh (Page
180)

070—Telma Noguera and Arthur Dover. A pilot study of a novel common food-plant extract used with oral
rehydration therapy for shor t-term diarrhoea in adults (Page 181)

162—Mohammad Mahbub Alam Talukder. Involvement of drivers in accidents: a major health burden for
Bangladesh (Page 182)

165—S.Z. Rezina Parv in. Risk factors identified for problematic behaviours in children who sought for
counselling and psychotherapy in a clinical set-up (Page 183)

065—Surendra Uranw, Bart Ostyn, Arpana Rijal, Kajan Ranabhat, Saru Devkota, Marleen Boelaert, and
Suman Rijal. Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis: prevalence and its risk factor in Nepal (Page 184)




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167—Animesh Biswas, M.A. Halim, and A.K.M. Fazlur Rahman. Introduction of maternal and perinatal death
review system in Bangladesh (Page 185)

169—S.M. Shajedul Haque Palash, Shamim Hayder Talukder, Sohana Samrin Chow dhur y, Zoe Kidd,
Shusmita Hossain Khan, Shirin Khan, and Jessica Chaix. Disaster risk reduction: outcome of community-based
intervention (Page 186)

172—A.K.M. Fahmidul Haque, I.J. Mukti, M. Rahman, J. Jesmin, N. Haque, U. Salma, and M.A. Bashed.
Traditional warfare against parasitic infections of ethnic Rhishi community in Netrakona district of Bangladesh
(Page 187)

178—Anup Kumar Bosu, Nizam Uddin Ahmed, Kazi Belayet, Lima Rahman, Rupali Sisir Banu, Shamim
Rabbani, and Mohammad Omar Faruque. Focusing the focus: a strategy to control HIV epidemic among
people w ho inject dr ugs in Dhaka (Page 188)

179—Bidhan K. Sar ker, Abdul Motin, and Malay Kanti Mridha. Effect of cyclone on maternal healthcare in
Bangladesh: a rapid assessment (Page 189)

180—Farzana Sobhan, Arif Sobhan, and Sharmeen Yasmeen. Uptake of hepatitis B vaccination and
knowledge of hepatitis B infection among nurses and laborator y technicians at a tertiary hospital in Dhaka
(Page 190)

182—Samina Choudhury. Role of educational entertainment programme in the prevention of HIV in
enhancing access to information (Page 191)

186—Khurshid Talukder, M.Q.-K. Talukder, Mohammad Khair ul, Md. Golam Farooque, Farhana Sharmin,
Iftia Jerin, and Md. Abdur Rahman. Controlling scabies in madrasahs of Bangladesh (Page 192)

187—Mohammad Jahangir Hossain, A.K.M. Fazlur Rahaman, Aminur Rahman, Saidur Rahman Mashreky,
Kamran Ul Baset, Animesh Biswas, Selim Mahamud Choudhuary, and Shumona Shafinaz. Non-fatal machine
injury is a major cause of illness: findings from the largest community-based sur vey in Bangladesh (Page 193)

195—Mithila Ferdous, Razib Mazumder, Meer Taifur Alam, Dilruba Ahmed, and Anowar Hossain. Is
prevalence of extended-spectr um beta-lactamase an emerging problem in Bangladesh? (Page 194)

198—Meer Taifur Alam, Dilr uba Ahmed, Firoz Ahmed, Sumon Kumar Das, A.S.G. Faruque, and Anowar
Hossain. Efficiency of diagnostic setting in detecting comprehensive aetiologies of severe childhood diarrhoea
(Page 195)

199—Yasmin Ara Begum, N.I. Baby, A.-M. Svenner holm, A. Cravioto, and Firdausi Qadri. Overall changes
in antigenic groups of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolated from diarrhoeal patients during 15 years in
Bangladesh (Page 196)

200—M. Johirul Islam, Md. Ahsan Habib, Mohd. Raeed Jamir uddin, Firoz Ahmed, and Anowar Hossain.
Prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes in Bangladesh (Page 197)

202—Bijon Kumar Sil, Leng Min See, Elaine Te, Firoz Ahmed, and Anowar Hossain. Hepatitis C virus
multisure rapid test: a one-stop HCV serodiagnostic (Page 198)

203—Sayeeda Huq, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Sharifuzzaman, Wasif A. Khan, and Tahmeed Ahmed. Use of
Dopamine in under-5 children presenting with septic shock (Page 199)

205—Md. Azim. Health hazards of solid waste management workers in Bangladesh: a case study of Matuail
Landfill Site, Dhaka (Page 200)

206—Mohammad A minul Islam, Tahmeed Ahmed, A.S.G. Faruque, Sabuktagin Rahman, Sumon K. Das,
Dilruba Ahmed, Vittorio Fattori, Renata Clar ke, Huber t P. Endtz, and Alejandro Cravioto. Microbiological
investigation of complementary food in Bangladesh: impact on childhood diarrhoea and malnutrition (Page
201)


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207—Ali Tanweer Siddiquee, Khurshid Talukder, and Dewan Shamsul Alam. Determination of risk factors
for pneumonia in low-birthweight babies in slum of Dhaka city (Page 202)

215—Samina Israt, S.K. Roy, Nusrat Jahan, Waziha Khatun, Saima Kamal Thakur, and Mansura Khanom.
Risk factors of overweight adolescents in Dhaka city (Page 203)

216—Afrin Rahman, S.K. Roy, Kaniz Ferdouse, Mansura Khanom, and Mark Pietroni. Estimation of
nutritional status and dietary intake of adult people living with HIV/AIDS in Dhaka city (Page 204)

217—Sania Islam Khondoker, S.K Roy, and Sabrina Ali. Exclusive breastfeeding rate and related factors in
urban slums of Dhaka (Page 205)

218—Samsun Nahar, S.K. Roy, and Kaniz Fatima. Comparing practices of caregivers of better- and poorly-
nourished 2-5-year old children in urban slums of Dhaka (Page 206)

221—Tanvir Ahmed, A.M. Rumayan Hasan, Tamanna Gazi, Mohammad Abdus Selim, Shahinoor Akter,
Mohammad Iqbal, Sharful Islam Khan, and Abbas Bhuiya. HIV inter vention, international migrant workers,
and health system challenge: situation analysis of Bangladesh (Page 207)

225—S. Rasheed, Shamshad Jahan, and M. Iqbal. Infant-feeding in slums: an important issue neglected in
MNCH programme (Page 208)

233—Hasan Ashraf, Nur H. Alam, M.A. Salam, and Niklaus Gyr. A short-term follow-up experience of 6
months after treatment of children for severe acute malnutrition in Dhaka (Page 209)


Equity 2
160—Faiz Bhuiyan, K. Humayun, J. Monowar, Rukhsana Gazi. Social determinants of health influencing low
use of institutional healthcare by selected tea-estate workers of Sylhet, Bangladesh (Page 210)

192—L.T. Day, F. Mussell, S. Alam, B. Mohanto, and G. Singh. Mode of delivery by socioeconomic status at a
comprehensive emergency obste tric care facility (Page 211)

204—Jahangir Hossain, Yukie Yoshimura, Ahsanul Islam, Mohammad Tajul Islam, Rob Stephenson, and
Benjamin Schwartz. Community suppor t system improves maternal health behaviours and increases equity in
Narsingdi district, Bangladesh (Page 212)

210—S. Saha, K. Prenger, and S. Alom. Impact of demand-side financing on trends in maternal service-use:
evidence from Khanshama upazila, Dinajpur district (Page 213)

239—Nahid Akhter Jahan and Bar kat-e-Khuda. Health-related Millennium             Development Goals in
Bangladesh: achievements, challenges, and financing gap (Page 214)

247—T.M. Alamgir Azad and Dibalok Singha. Study on the urban slum context: Bangladesh perspective
(Page 215)



Experience in universal health coverage 2
102—A.M. Khan, M.J. Chisti, Shar ifuzzaman, R.N. Mazumder, M. Pietroni, and M.A. Salam. Clinical audit on
childhood pneumonia at an urban diarrhoeal disease hospital in Bangladesh (Page 216)

109—Nadia Rahman, Shamim Jahan, Motiur Rahman, and Misti McDowell. Scaling up of voluntary
counselling and testing ser vices in HIV intervention programme in Bangladesh (Page 217)

110—Mohammad Awlad Hossain. Knowledge on sexually transmitted infections among street-children of
Dhaka city in Bangladesh (Page 218)


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136—Nirod Chandra Saha, Huayum Kabir, and Rukhsana Gazi. Men’s Knowledge about heathcare services
and their use and satisfaction on services in selected areas of Bangladesh (Page 219)

142—Shahela Anwar, Monowar Jahan, Shamima Pervin, and Rukhsana Gazi. Non-user women’s perception
about use of family-planning method in selected areas of Bangladesh (Page 220)

150—Sohana Samr in Chowdhury, Umme Kulsum Luci, and Md. Shamim Hayder Talukder. A need
assessment study of HIV voluntar y counselling and testing (VCT) ser vices in Bangladesh (Page 221)

153—Shusmita Hossain Khan, Shamim Hayder Talukder, and M. Mostafa Zaman. Non-communicable
disease prevention inter vention in pr oduction sector of Bangladesh: findings and lessons learnt (Page 222)

184—Bidhan Kr ishna Sar ker, Noushin Islam, and Malay K. Mridha. Barriers to translation of MNCH
knowledge into practice among the slum community in Bangladesh (Page 223)

078—Atiya Rahman, Shamima Zaman, Margaret Leppard, Hashima-E-Nasreen, and Sarawat Rashid.
Assessment of behaviour change communication tools: experiences from MNCH program me in Nilphamari
districts of rural Bangladesh (Page 224)



Measurement, monitoring and health information systems 1
048—Md. Mizanur Rahman. Strengthening monitoring tools for antiretroviral dr ug adherence: the
Bangladesh context (Page 225)

191—Louise Tina Day, F. Mussell, B. Begum, H. Khatun, F. Yesmin, and S. Razia. Monitoring clinical
indications for caesarean section in the limited-resource setting (Page 226)

197—Mohd. Raeed Jamir uddin, Md. Ahsan Habib, Mohammod Johirul Islam, Firoz Ahmed, and Anowar
Hossain. Performance measurement for Molecular and Serodiagnostic Laboratory, Clinical Laborator y Services,
ICDDR,B (Page 227)

226—Sharful Islam Khan, Mohammed Iftekher Hussain, Gor key Gourab, Masud Reza1, A.K.M. Masud Rana,
and Tasnim Azim. Use of a new approach to count and access diverse groups of hijra for scaling up HIV-
preventions services in Bangladesh (Page 228)

282—Sujan Kar ki. Mater nal, newbor n and child health situation in rural Nepal: findings from the midterm
survey of Nepal Family Health Program II (Page 229)



Policy and regulatory frameworks 1
002—Travor Mabugu and Tendai Matsatsa. Cost analysis of management of malaria using ACT in the
private sector of Zimbabwe: a regulatory implication (Pagge 230)

005—Mohammed Nasimul Islam and Jesmine Khan. Identification of the deceased following natural
calamity—forensic approach (Page 231)

053—T. Mar iappan. Students voluntar y force towards control of dengue in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(Page 232)

062—Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, S. Hossain, and R. Gazi. Systematic reviews of health policy and systems
research to bridge the research-to-policy gap: an impact assessment (Page 233)

066—Mohammad Mahbub Alam Talukder. Role of existing NGOs reproductive health services for slum-
dwelling adolescent mothers: constrains and limitations (Page 234)

114—Sanjidaa Sayeed. Street-children in the development: review of government policies and alternative
strategy in Bangladesh (Page 235)
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Service infrastructure and health workforce 2
080—Kazi Obaidul Haque, Asadulghani, Sayera Banu, Goutam Podder, Kenneth A. Ford, Darren J. Wright,
Stephen P. Luby, and Hubert Ph. Endtz. Biosafety level 2 and 3 laboratories at ICDDR,B (Page 236)

091—Nancy L. TenBroek, Alan Talans, Prashant Missal, Kohima Daring, Sanjeev Banja, and Grace J.
Kreulen. Community-based strategies to improve child immunization coverage in rural India (Page 237)

098—Ali Miraj Khan, A.K.S.M. Rahman, C. Costa, M. Begum, A.A. Baroi, G. Khanam, M. Pietroni, and M.A.
Salam. Sustained success during the last 3 years in reduction of needle-stick injuries at an urban diarrhoeal
disease hospital in Bangladesh (Page 238)

111—Khandoker Shar min Afroz, Md. Amranul Haque, Matin Nashaba, Mohammed Moshtaq Pervez,
Chandra Nath Roy, Thomas Klimkait, Jörg Schüpach, Irona Khandaker, Mar k Pietroni, Henning Lars, and
Tasnim Azim. HIV subtypes and drug resistance profile from a prospective study in Bangladesh (Page 239)




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12:30 pm-01:30 pm (Venue: Grand Ball Room Lobby)


Disease burden and healthcare priorities 3

236—Prasenjit Batabyal and Anup Palit. Vibrios of Gangetic delta, India: correlation of physico-chemical
parameters and incidence of cholera (Page 240)

237—Ashequr Rahman. Universal salt iodization: does the current salt iodization standard ensure adequate
iodine status among pregnant women in Bangladesh? (Page 241)

240—Syed Shahid Habib, Ashraf Husain, Laila Aldokhi, Kausar Naz, and Sheikh Mujeeb Ahmed. Fitness
scoring and its relationship with body-composition and exhaled nitric oxide in healthy adults (Page 242)

244—Shar mina Rahman. Implication of national size estimation of persons living with HIV/AIDS in
Bangladesh (Page 243)

249—Syed Moinuddin Satter, Khandoker Sharmin Afroz, Md. Amranul Haque, Matin Nashaba, Mohammed
Moshtaq Pervez, Chandra Nath Roy, Irona Khandaker, Mar k Pietroni, Henning Lars, and Tasnim Azim. Report
of sociodemographic variables, rate of opport unistic infection, immunity and antiretroviral treatment status in
people living with HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh (Page 244)

250—Muhammad Ashique Haider Chowdhury, Kazi Mizanur Rahman, and Dewan Shamsul Alam.
Variability in climatic factors and dengue in urban Dhaka (Page 245)

251—M. Nazr ul Islam, Dilruba Ahmed, Kamr un Nahar, and M. Anowar Hossain. Rapid increase of
tetracycline-resistant Vibrio cholerae in Dhaka, Bangladesh during 2000- 2009 (Page 246)

252—Mohammad Arifuzzaman, Alison Kuchta, Taufiqur R. Bhuyian, Taibur Rahman, Erica L. Sennott,
Taher Uddin, Rashe duzzaman Rashu, Fahima Chowdhury, Ashraf I. Kahn, Ana A. Weil, Regina C. LaRocque,
Edward T. Ryan, Stephen B. Calderwood, Jason B. Harris, and Firdausi Qadri. Vibrio cholerae O1 infection
induces robust pro-inflammator y CD4+ T-cell responses in blood and intestinal mucosa of infected humans
(Page 247)

253—Shamim Hayder Talukder, Shusmita Hossain Khan, and Gerard F. Anderson. Burden of diabetes in
Bangladesh: analysis and hope (Page 248)

254—S.K. Roy, Rubhana Raquib, N. Alam, M. Khanam, A. Begum, W. Khatun, S.K. T hakur, and D. Sarker.
The first national prevalence sur vey of mineral deficiency shows high burden of childhood rickets of
Bangladesh (Page 249)

256—A.I.M. Salah Ud- Din, Ishrat J. Azmi, D.K. Dutta, S.U. Habiba Wahid, Mohd. S. Iqbal, A.S.G. Faruque,
Hubert P. Endtz, Alejandro Cravioto, and Kaisar Ali Talukder. Plasmid profiling facilitates detection of
invasive Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli directly from enriched stool culture broth of diarrhoeal
patients (Page 250)

258—Ishrat Jahan Azmi, Mahmuda Akter, D. Ahmed, W. Abdullah Brooks, Steve Luby, Haruo Watanabe,
Abu Bakar Siddik, Hubert P. Endtz, Alejandro Cravioto, and Kaisar Ali Talukder. Mechanism of fluoroquinolone
resistance in Salmonella T yphi (Page 251)

259—Sadako Nakamura, Shamima Sultana, Mohammad Abdul Wahed, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Tsuneyuki Oku,
Kazuhiko Moji, and Shafiqul Alam Sarker. Effect of daily intake of prebiotic (fructo-oligosaccharide) on weight
gain and reduction of acute diarrhoea among children in an urban slum in Bangladesh: a randomized double-
blind placebo-controlled trial (Page 252)

260—Mohammad R. Islam, Rokon U. Zaman, Partha S. Gope, Sumi Akter, Mohammad A. Matin, Zahid H.
Mahmud, Shafiqul Islam, Mohammad M. Hossain, Mohammad M. Hoq, Kendall Madden, Hubert Ph. Endtz,
Alejandro Cravioto, Gar y K. Schoolnik, and Mohammad Sirajul Islam. Role of fer tilizers in the growth of
phytoplankton and Vibrio cholerae O1 in a pond ecosystem in Matlab, Bangladesh (Page 253)

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261—Partha S. Gope, Zahid H. Mahmud, Sucharit B. Neogi, Shafiqul Islam, Dilruba Ahmed, Anwara Begum,
Hubert P. Endtz, Alejandr o Cravioto, Andrew Collins, and Mohammad Sirajul Islam. Vir ulence genes and
antibiotic sensitivity pattern of Aeromonas spp. isolated from environmental and clinical sources (Page 254)

262—Zahid H. Mahmud, Mohammad N. Haque, Rokon U. Zaman, Partha S. Gope, Sumi Akter, Mohammad
R. Islam, Mohammad A. Malek, Shafiqul Islam Huber t P. Endtz, Alejandro C ravioto, and Mohammad Sirajul
Islam. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Vibrio cholerae O1 isolated from patients and water
sources in Matlab, Bangladesh (Page 255)

263—Shanzida J. Siddique, Partha S. Gope, Zahid H. Mahmud, Mohammad R. Islam, Ro kon U. Zaman,
Sumi Akter, Shafiqul Islam, Huber t P. Endtz, Alejandro Cravioto, and Mohammad Sirajul Islam. Enumeration
and identification of pathogenic bacteria from different water sources of Matlab, Bangladesh (Page 256)

264—Dilara Ferdausi, Shafiqul Islam, Par tha S. Gope, Zahid H. Mahmud, Mohammed Rahmatullah, Hubert
P. Endtz, Alejandro Cravioto, Gary K. Schoolnik, and Mohammad Sirajul Islam. Sur vival of enterotoxigenic
Escherichia coil in association with Anabaena variabilis in microcosms (Page 257)

265—Tasnuva Sarowar, Zahid H. Mahmud, Nazmul Ahsan, Partha S. Gope, Sumi Akter, Rokon U. Zaman,
Shafiqul Islam, Hubert P. Endtz, Alejandro Cravioto, and Mohammad Sirajul Islam. Role of transposons in
antibiotic resistance among Vibrio cholerae O1 isolates (Page 258)

267—Shir in Badruddin. Substance abuse: effects of interventional measures in a selected commodity in
Pakistan (Page 259)

268—M. Akhtaruzzaman, Ripa Jamal, Sharmin Rahman, Mahbuba Kawser, Abu Ahmed Shamim,
Muhammad Ali Siddiquee, Anjon Kumar Roy, Farzana Bhuyan, Harun K.M. Yusuf, Lalita Bhattacharjee,
Sagarmay Barua, and Sheikh Nazrul Islam. Carotenoids and selected nutrient contents of palmyra-palm fruit:
a monsoon fr uit of rural Bangladesh (Page 260)

269—Mohd S. Iqbal, Ishrat Jahan Azmi, D.K. Dutta, M. Aminul Islam, Zhahirul Islam, M.A. Hossain, A.S.G.
Faruque, Hubert P. Endtz, Alejandro Cravioto, and Kaisar Ali Talukder. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance
patter ns of different Shigella boydii serotypes isolated from patients with acute diarrhoea in Dhaka,
Bangladesh (Page 261)

270—Afroza Parvin, Ishrat J. Azmi, Mohd. S. Iqbal, D.K. Dutta, D. Ahmed, W. Abdullah Brooks, Steve
Luby, Abu Bakar Siddik, Hubert P. Endtz, Alejandro Cravioto, and Kaisar Ali Talukder. Extended-spectr um β-
lactamase-producing Salmonella species isolated from diarrhoea patients in Bangladesh: characterization and
their possible routes of transmission (Page 262)

276—M. Kabir, Rashidul Haque, Abdullah Siddique, and Sufia Islam. In vitro drug sensitivity study of
nitazoxanide oral preparation against clinical isolates of Entamoeba histolytica (Page 263)

277—Tazin Tamanna and S.K. Roy. Attribution of improper breastfeeding in childhood diarrhoea and
consequent malnutrition (Page 264)

278—Raihana Ahad, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, and Mohammed Abdus Salam. Predictors of death in
children under-5 with clinical sepsis attending an urban diarrhoeal treatment centre in Bangladesh (Page 265)

279—Munirul Alam, Shah Manjur Rashed, M. Leonardo, Lizarraga-Partida, Gabriela Delgado, Rosario
Morales, Jose Luis Mendez, Haruo Watanabe, Makoto Ohnishi, G. Balakrish Nair, and Alejandro Cravioto .
Emergence and evolution of Vibrio cholerae causing endemic cholera in Mexico, 1991-2008 (Page 266)

168—Animesh Biswas, M.A. Halim, A.K.M. Fazlur Rahman. Social autopsy—a social inter vention to aware
community of mater nal and perinatal death in Bangladesh (Page 267)

280—Deepak Paudel and S. Kar ki. Sociodemographic determinants of child undernutrition in Nepal: further
analysis of Nepal demographic and health survey 2006 (Page 268)

281—Farjana Khatun, Md. Amran Howlader, Sitesh C. Bachar, and Nazmul Qais. Evaluation of analgesic and
antidiarrhoeal properties of Crataeva nurvala Buch. Ham (Capparidaceae ) leaves (Page 269)

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283—Tarana- E- Ferdous and S.K. Roy. Perception of caregivers on pathology of childhood diarrhoea (Page
270)

289—Masuma Akter Khanam, Wietze Lindeboom, and Abdur Razzaque. Undiagnosed and uncontrolled
hyper tension among adults in rural Bangladesh: findings from a community-based study (Page 271)

290—Masuma Akter Khanam, Wietze Lindeboom, and Abdur Razzaque. Pre-hypertension and its predictors
among adults in rural Bangladesh: findings from a community-based study (Page 272)

291—Hafsa Afroz, M.A. Hakim, Jhulan Das Sharma, and Md. Fakruddin. Neonatal bacter aemia in a neonatal
intensive care unit: analysis of causative organisms and antimicrobial susceptibility (Page 273)

292—Kaisar Ali Talukder, Ishrat J. Azmi, D.K. Dutta, M.A. Islam, Z. Islam, Mo hd. S. Iqbal, Mahmuda Akter,
Abdus S. Mondol, Mohammad Aslam, S.K. Niyogi, Lorenz von Seidlein, Ingrid Filliol, Alam Nur -E- Kamal,
Thomas Cheasty, G.B. Nair, D.A. Sack, Huber t P. Endtz, and Alejandro Cravioto. Shigellosis: an overview
(Page 274)

314—Shahr iar Rahman and Syed Hafizur Rahman. Water-logging and scarcity of drinking-water and
sanitation problems with changing climatic conditions at the Kopotaksho basin (Page 275)

315—Arun Ghosh. Study of intestinal protozoal carriers among food-handlers in Agartala City, Tripura, India
(Page 276)

319—Paudel Deepak, Aryal Shilu, Sharma Geeta, and Khanal Leela. Acceptability and compliance of calcium
supplementation among pregnant women in South-West Nepal (Page 277)




Experience in universal health coverage 3
100—A.M. Khan, S. Wong, A.K.S.M. Rahman, M.Z. Hyat, and M.A. Salam. Faecal coliform contamination of
unwashed hands and efficacy of ethanol-based hand-rub (Page 278)

159—Md. Shamim Hayder Talukder, Shusmita Khan, Dina Farhana, S.M Shajedul Haque, Golam Rabbani,
Dr. Kuntal K Saha, Dr. Salina Amin. Post- disaster food security and nutritional status among under-five
children in Barguna district, Bangladesh (Page 279)

163—Ali Ashraf, Abdul Wazed, Hazera Nazrul, and Subash Chandra Das. Availability of baby zinc tablets in
the treatment of diarrhoea among children under-5 children in two rural primar y healthcare settings (Page
280)

171—Kazi Nazira Shar min, Md. Shahadur Rahman, and Md. Shamim Hayder Talukder. Prevalence of
anxiety and depression among diabetic patients in South East Asian countries (Page 281)

183—Bidhan Kr ishna Sar ker, Sushil Kanti Dasgupta, Laura Reichenbach , and Malay K. Mridha. Influence of
BCC materials in changing MNCH knowledge and practices among urban slum women in Bangladesh (Page
282)

228—Md. Jamal Uddin, Ashraful Kabir, Mahbub Elahi Chow dhury, Moyazzam Hossaine, Nafis Al Haque,
M.A. Quaiyum, and Nafisa Lira Huq. Strengthening of health system in rural Bangladesh: an observational
study (Page 283)

246—Md. Monjur Rahman, Aminur Rahman, Jesmin Pervin, and Anisur Rahman. Antenatal attendance,
deliver y care-seeking patter n, and perinatal outcomes: experience from an integrated community and facility-
based programme in Bangladesh (Page 284)

285—Bachera Aktar, Kaosar Afsana, Rashedul Hai der Choudhury, Monowarul Aziz, Moazzen Hossain, and
Shah Noor Mahmud. Maternal, neonatal and child health initiatives: a community-based intervention to
reduce maternal mortality in rural Bangladesh (Page 285)
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Policy and regulatory frameworks 2
125—Mohammad Enamul Hoque, Jahangir A.M. Khan, Shahed S.A. Hossain, Rukhsana Gazi, Harun-ar-
Rashid, Tracey Perez Koehlmoos, and Damian G. Walker. A systematic review of economic evaluations of
health and health-related interventions in Bangladesh (Page 286)

177—Khurshid Talukder. Universal nutrition health coverage in Bangladesh (Page 287)

194—Sharful Islam Khan. Barriers to universal access to HIV and sexual health interventions for males
having sex with males in Bangladesh (Page 288)

223—Md. Ali Imam. Coexistence of indigenous beliefs and modern treatment in healthcare-seeking
behaviour among the Oraon of Bangladesh (Page 289)

234—Bar kat-e-Khuda, Rumana Huque, Samiha Bar kat. Public-private partnerships in healthcare deliver y in
developing countries: some evidences (Page 290)

248—Ahmadul Hasan Khan. Perception of road traffic accident and practice of driving among bus drivers in
Dhaka, Bangladesh (Page 291)




Service infrastructure and health workforce 3
123—Muntasir ur Rahman, Muhammad Waliur Rahman, Md. Abdul Motalab, Caryn Bern, Stephen P. Luby,
and Kazi Mizanur Rahman. Healthcare-seeking from village doctors for Kala-azar in Bangladesh (Page 292)

124—Khaled Shamsul Islam and Rashid Uz Zaman. Adopting agenda to improve the human resource in
health: the Bangladesh perspective (Page 293)

137—Nurul Alam and Bar kat-e-Khuda. Implications of demographic events on household economic condition
in rural Bangladesh (Page 294)

144—S.M. Mahabubul Aziz, Anisuddin Ahmed, M.A. Quaiyum, and Nafisa Lira Huq. Role of local
gover nment and community groups to improving mater nal and neonatal health in rural Bangladesh (Page
295)

158—John Parr, Wietze Lindeboom, Masuma Khanam, Tamanna Sharmin, Nayeem Sobhan, and Tracey
Pérez Koehlmoos. News from the front lines: unqualified allopathic practitioners’ knowledge, attitude, and
practice regar ding chronic diseases (Page 296)

164—Umme Salma Mukta, Kristy Hackett, Daniel Sellen, and Chowdhury S.B. Jalal. Nutrition and infant-
feeding knowledge among adolescent girls in r ural Bangladesh: potential for future primary-care programming
(Page 297)

174—A.S.M. Saifullah and Md. Shafiur Rahman Khan. Response to health, environment, and sanitation:
lessons learnt from Tangail Pouroshova, Bangladesh (Page 298)

189—M.E. Khan and Avishek Hazara. Use of mobile technology to strengthen service-deliver y in r ural North
India (Page 299)

201—Md. Ahsan Habib, Firoz Ahmed, Dilruba Ahmed, Shahan Ara Begum, Kamr un Nahar, Hafizur Rahman,
Shahriar Bin Elahi, Golam Yeahia Khan, Kazi Nawshad Hossain, Ashish K. Chowdhur y, and Anowar Hossain.
Journey of Clinical Laborator y Services: from manual to automation for excellence and accreditation to ISO
15189:2007 (Page 300)

209—Kr is Prenger, L. Toppo, S. Saha, R. Edwar ds, and P. Chambubo ng. Mobile trainer in Bangladesh:
suppor tive super vision and quality assurance for village clinic mater nity care (Page 301)


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224—Sonia Perv in, Dewan S. Alam, and Mohammad Yunus. Coverage of antenatal care and its barrier in
rural Matlab, Bangladesh (Page 302)

231—Mahmud- Uz- Zaman, Dewan Md. Emdadul Hoq, Muntasir ur Rahman, Nabeel Ashraf Ali , and Shams El
Arifeen. Role of village doctors in the management of childhood illnesses: findings from a descriptive study in
Matlab, Bangladesh (Page 303)

241—Mohammad Fazlul Haque. Service infrastructure and health workforce in Bangladesh: experience of
an NGO (Page 304)

242—Morsalin Uz Zoha. Development of a sustainable telemedicine reference model for Bangladesh (Page
305)

257—Thowhid Miah. Impact of non-ionizing radiation on public health (Page 306)

287—Tamjida S. Hanfi, Kaosar Afsana, Taskeen Chowdhury, Solaiman Sarker, Mostaque Ahmed, and
Shaymal Kumar Roy. Bir thing-hut: how it improves newbor n care among urban poor in slums of Bangladesh
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                              Satellite Session on
      Health Consequences of Exposure to Environmental Pollutants in Rural
                                  Bangladesh

15 March 2011, Tuesday

01:30 pm-05:30 pm (Venue: Meghna Room—1st Floor)

Chair: Professor Ainun Nishat, Vice-Chancellor and Member of Governing Body of BRAC University, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Rubhana Raqib, Senior Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh


01:30 pm-02:10 pm

Plenary speakers

Health consequences of environmental pollutants in food and drinking-water
Dr. Mar ie Vahter, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Kar olinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (Page 308)

Pulmonary effects among children exposed to arsenic in utero in Matlab
Dr. Allan Smit h, Arsenic Health Effects Research Program, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA,
USA (Page 309)


02:10 pm-03:00 pm

Satellite Session 1

Co-Chair: Dr. Md. Yunus, Senior Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Yukiko Wagatsuma, R. Raqib, B. Nermell, M. Yunus, L.Å. Persson, S.E. Arifeen, and M. Vahter. Foetal
development and bone-size in arsenic exposure (Page 310)

Rubhana Raqib, Sultan Ahmed, Rokeya Sultana, Yukiko Wagatsuma, R. Gardner, Sophie Moore, and M.
Vahter. Effects of prenatal arsenic exposure on child immunity and morbidity in rural Bangladesh (Page 311)

Jena D. Hamadani, F. Tofail, S.N. Huda, R. Gardner, B. Nermell, S. Shiraji, M. Bottai, S.E. Arifeen and M.
Vahter. Critical windows of exposure for arsenic-associated impairment of cognitive function in preschool
children: a population-based longitudinal study in rural Bangladesh (Page 312)

Firdausi Qadr i, Mohiul Islam Chowdhury, Samar K. Hore, Mohammad Nazim, Mohammed Murshid Alam, K.
Zaman, Ann-Mari Svennerholm, and Amit Saha. Effect of arsenic contamination on immune responses of
Bangladeshi children to oral and parenteral vaccines (Page 313)


03:00 pm-03:30 pm—TEA BREAK


03:30 pm-05:00 pm

Satellite Session 2

Co-Chair: Dr. Md. Yunus, Senior Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Fahmida Tofail, Maria Kippler, Jena D. Hamadani, Sally McGregor, and Marie Vahter. Association of
maternal cadmium exposure during pregnancy with development in early childhood (Page 314)

Mir Misbahuddin. Management of arsenicosis (Page 315)



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Mohammad A lauddin, Julian Spallholz, Paul F. Laporte, Selim Ahmed, Bandana Chakaraborty, Abul B.M.
Zakaria, Elena Stekolchik, Alexandria Albertsen, and Panagiota Tsetsakos. Enhancing selenoproteins due to
selenium supplementation among arsenicosis patients in Bangladesh (Page 316)

G.H. Rabbani and Mohammad Alauddin. Reducing risk of childhood ALRI/pneumonia by improving indoor air
pollution due to burning of biomass fuel in rural kitchens of Bangladesh (Page 317)

Mahfuzar Rahman. Millennium Development Goal: considering environmental health and achievements
(Page 318)


05:00 pm-05:30          Panel Discussion

Rappor teur: Professor Ainun Nishat, Vice-Chancellor and Member of Governing Body of BRAC University,
Dhaka, Bangladesh




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                                  Symposium on
        Malaria Control in Bangladesh: Past, Present, and New Opportunities


16 March 2011, Wednesday (Venue: Meghna Room—1st Floor)

08:00 am–08:45 am         Registration

08:45 am–09:00 am         Opening—Welcome address by Dr. Alejandro Cravioto, Executive Director,
                          ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

09:00 am–10:30 am

Session 1: Malar ia in Bangladesh

Chair: Prof. Dr. Emran Bin Yunus, Malaria Research Group, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. A. Mannan Bangali, National Professional Officer, Vector Bor ne Diseases, World Health
Organization, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wasif A. Khan, Rashidul Haque, Narayan P. Maheswar y, A. Mannan Bangali, David A. Sack, and D. Sullivan.
Malaria-control initiatives in the past 50 years in Bangladesh (Page 319)

Mohammad Jahirul Kar im, Md. Nazrul Islam, and Abu Nayeem Md. Sohel. Current activities of National
Malaria Control Programme in Bangladesh (Page 320)

M. Abul Faiz, Emran Bin Yunus, M. Ridwanur Rahman, M. Amir Hussain, and Rasheda Samad. Evidence of
improved diagnosis and management of malaria from Bangladesh (Page 321)


10:30 am–11:00 am         TEA BREA K


11:00 am–12:30 pm

Session 2: Current approach to control malar ia in Bangladesh

Chair: Dr. Gregory Glass, Professor, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Co-Chair: Dr. Touhid Uddin Ahmed, Principal Scientific Officer (Rtd.), Institute of Epidemiology, Disease
Control and Research, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wasif A. Khan, David A. Sack, Sabeena Ahmed, Chai Shawi Pr ue, Md. Shafiul Alam, Rashidul Haque, Jacob
Khyang, Jasmin Akter, Malathi Ram, Myaing Myaing Nyunt, Douglas Norris, Gregor y Glass, Timothy Shields,
Md. Zahirul Haq, Alejandro Cravioto, and David Sullivan. Mapping hypoendemic, seasonal malaria in rural
Bandarban, Bangladesh (Page 322)

M. Moktadir Kabir, Shahidul Islam Laskar, Md. Abdul Karim, M. Har un-Or-Rasid, Md. Akramul Islam,
Jalaluddin Ahmed, and Faruque Ahmed. Involvement of community-based service providers in malaria control
(Page 323)

Pierre Claquin and Rabiul Alam. Community-based contribution to the control of malaria in 15 upazilas of
the Chittagong Hill Tracts during 2006-2010 (Page 324)


12:30 pm–01:30 pm         LUNCH

01:30 pm–03:00 pm

Session 3: GIS and Entomology

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Chair: Dr. David J. Sullivan, Jr., Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Co-Chair: Dr. N.P. Maheswarry, Senior Entomologist (Rtd.), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare, Gover nment of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Gregory Glass, Timothy Shields, Jason Persichetti, Malathi Ram, Zahir ul Haq, Shafiul Alam, Wasif Ali Khan,
Rashidul Haque, Sabeena Ahmed, Chai Prue, David A. Sack, and David Sullivan. Spatial clustering of malaria
cases during low-transmission season in Kuhalong, Bangladesh (Page 325)

Douglas E. Norris, Christen M. Fornadel, and Laura C. Norris. Feeding behaviour of Anopheles arabiensis
and response to IT Ns: lessons to be learnt? (Page 326)

Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Wasif Ali Khan, Sumit Chakma, Md. Abu Naser Mohon, Douglas E. Norris,
Gregor y E. Glass, Rashidul Haque, David A. Sack, and David J. Sullivan. Mapping malaria epidemiology in
Bangladesh: prevalence of anopheles species and their infection status in an endemic area (Page 327)

03:00 pm–03:30 pm         TEA BREA K

03:30 pm–05:00 pm

Session 4: Molecular approach to malar ia

Chair: Dr. Douglas E. Norris, Associate professor, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Co-Chair: Dr. Rashidul Haque, Senior Scientist and Head, Parasitology Laborator y, ICDDR,B, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

Harald Noedl and Wasif Ali Khan. MARIB—Nine years of collaborative research on malaria and tropical
diseases in Bangladesh (Page 328)

Jasmin Akter, Sabeena Ahmed, Chai Prue, Wasif A. Khan, David A. Sack, Gregor y Glass, Timothy Shields,
Rashidul Haque, and David Sullivan. Detection of Plasmodium falciparum , vivax and malariae during low-
transmission season in the hill tracts of Bangladesh (Page 329)

Hans-Peter Fuehrer, Wasif Ali Khan, Verena Elisabeth Habler, Peter Starzengr uber, Paul Swoboda, Mar kus
Fally, Rashidul Haque, and Harald Noedl. Molecular epidemiology of Plasmodium ovale and P. malariae in
Bangladesh (Page 330)




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17 March 2011, Thursday (Venue: Meghna Room—1st Floor)

09:00 am–10:30 am

Session 5: Malar ia case management

Chair: Professor Dr. M. Abul Faiz, Malaria Research Group, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Pierre Claquin, Technical Specialist, Health, UNDP CHTDF, Bangladesh

A.M. Dondorp. Update on artemisinin resistance (Page 331)

Stephen Schachterle, Joshua Levens, Emily Clemens, Stephen Dumler, Sheila West, and Dav id Sullivan.
Effect of azithromycin mass drug administration on submicroscopic malaria in hypoendemic Tanzania (Page
332)

Paul Swoboda, Kamala T hriemer, Peter Starzengruber, Wasif Ali Khan, Rashidul Haque, Aung Swe Prue
Marma, Benedikt Ley, Matthias G. Vossen, Jasmin Akter, and Harald Noedl. Azithr omycin combination
therapy for treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Bangladesh: an open-label randomized,
controlled clinical trial (Page 333)


10:30 am–11:00 am       TEA BREA K

11:00 am–12:30 pm

Session 6: Cross-border malaria, pregnancy, and other issues

Chair: Dr. A. Mannan Bangali, National Professional Officer, Vector Borne Diseases, World Health
Organization, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Chair: Dr. Wasif Ali Khan, Scientist, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Myaing M. Ny unt. Malaria and antimalarial drugs in pregnancy (Page 334)

Mar lar Soe, Saw Lwin, and Khin Mon Mon. National response to malaria prevention and contr ol in Myanmar
(Page 335)

Richard James Maude, Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Nicholas A.V. Beare, Bal Dhillon, Prakaykaew
Charunwatthana, M. Abul Faiz, Amir Hossain, Emran Bin Yunus, M. Gofranul Hoque, Mahtab Uddin Hasan,
Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P.J. Day, and Arjen M. Dondorp. Retinopathy and microcirculation in severe
malaria of adults (Page 336)

Mya Sapai Ngon, Khin Mon Mon, and Leonar d Or tega. Malaria in border townships of Myanmar: current
situation and implication for action (Page 337)

12:30 pm–01:30 pm       LUNCH

01:30 pm-02:00 pm

Emran Bin Yunus. Malaria elimination: a star gazing (Page 338)

02:00 pm–03:00 pm

Panel discussion on
Symptomatic versus asymptomatic case detection for malaria control efforts
Panel members: Dr. M.A. Faiz, Dr. E.B. Yunus, Dr. A.M. Bangali, Dr. M.R. Rahman, Dr. H. Noedl, Dr. R.
Haque, Dr. David A. Sack, Dr. D. Sullivan (will lead the panel discussion)

Summary: Recommendations from the meeting: Professor Dr. Emran Bin Yunus

Concluding remar ks: Professor Dr. M. Abul Faiz

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03:00 pm–03:30 pm   TEA




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Poster Session
Sabeena Ahmed, Wasif A. Khan, Chai Shawi Prue, Jacob Khyang, Rashidul Haque, Malathi Ram, David A.
Sack, and David Sullivan. Survey of knowledge, practice, and coverage on malaria in a malaria-endemic
region of Bangladesh (Page 339)

Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Md. Abu Naser Mohan, Shariar Mostafa, Wasif Ali Khan, Nazrul Islam,
Mohammad Jahir ul Karim, David Sullivan, and Rashidul Haque. Evaluation of rapid diagnostic test for
diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax malaria in Bangladesh (Page 340)




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