ASM is supporting efforts to control and prevent malaria in Guinea as part of a multi-million dollar USAID-funded President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) program, StopPalu, with Research Triangle Institute (RTI). ASM is leading efforts to optimize malaria diagnosis by helping to establish a national external quality assurance system for the malaria laboratory network and by training health workers in microscopy and administration of rapid diagnostic tests.
ASM in Guinea
- 1 Technical Working Group (TWG) established
- 1 Senior Laboratory Advisor contracted
- 1 Laboratory Advisor contracted
- Since 2013, a total of 286 laboratory technicians and community agents have received training on malaria microscopy, prevention, and the use of rapid diagnostic tests
- Malaria diagnostic methods: microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)
- Malaria microscopy training
- Training the trainers (TOT) program development
Malaria Microscopy Training Program
More information coming soon.
BioResource Center (BRC)
The purpose of the BioResource Center (BRC) is to provide scientists, educators, laboratorians, policy makers, and students with cutting-edge scientific resources, training, and increase their knowledge-base of biological sciences. Currently, there are no BRCs in Guinea, however, ASM hopes to facilitate the establishment of one in the future. The BRCs serve as locations for scientists and stakeholder to convene; offer access to cutting-edge scientific resources; and provide ongoing professional development training through scientific webinars, virtual workshops, and also on-site workshops and lectures.
Ambassadors to Guinea
The Country Ambassador would be a senior scientist that represents ASM in Guinea, facilitating partnership and exchange with other scientists worldwide, while the ASM Young Ambassador would be a dynamic young leader, who would also represents ASM in Guinea, facilitating networking, professional development, and collaboration to strengthen science globally. The ASM Young Ambassador would help mobilize the next generation of scientists to develop innovative approaches to meet the Grand Challenges in Science.
Country Ambassador - Taking Applications
Young Ambassador - Taking Applications
For more information on ASM's Guinea program,
please contact Nisha Puntambekar at firstname.lastname@example.org.