The Symposium on
Surveillance Response System
Leading to Tropical Diseases Elimination







June 15



PLoS NTD & IDoP Workshop on Publication of Your Research in International Journals through Scientific Writing

(Welcome all participants to attend this workshop)

Chang Gong Hall, 5F



June 16


Opening ceremony

Welcome address by Shanghai Municipal Government

Remarks from WHO Representative

Remarks from China CDC

Remarks from Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Remarks from National Health and Family Planning Commission, China

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F

Dr. Xiao-Nong ZHOU


Unveil of National Center for International Research on Tropical Diseases


Speech delivered by Representative from MOST (award to NIPD)

MoU signing ceremony on China-Africa cooperation

Five MoUs will be signed,

Speech delivered by Representatives of China side (DG, Jiangxi HFPC)

Speech delivered by Representative of Africa side (VC, Copperbelt  Unv. Zambia)

MoU signing ceremony between NIPD and HPA

New project launching

A packaged project on surveillance response on NTDs will be launched

Speech delivered by Representative of IDRC, Canada

Award ceremony for the BCC materials

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F

Dr Ning XIAO


Coffee break, Group photo


Keynote speech

Presentation 1  SDGs and tropical diseases elimination (Adiele Onyeze, 25’)

Presentation 2  Operational research to improve control and potentially elimination of schistosomiasis: The SCORE Program and preliminary findings (Dan Colley, 25’)

Presentation 3  Profile for China-UK-Tanzania pilot project on malaria elimination in Rufiji region (Prosper & Ning Xiao, 25’)

Presentation 4  Global risk mapping of helminthiasi s (Penelope Vounatsou, 25’)

Presentation 5  Control of NTDs to achieve SDGs in the Philippines (Vicente Y. Belizario, Philippines, 25’)

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F

Dr Lorenzo Savioli

Dr Wei-Qing PAN



Cafeteria, 3F


Parallel 1: Institution-based network on China-Africa cooperation for schistosomiasis elimination (INCAS) - 1

  • Surveillance on invasive species of snail entered into new areas with the potential risks of schistosomiasis endemic areas (Mohamed Habib, 15’)
  • Schistosomiasis in Mali: Overview of the distribution, control and research (Moussa Sacko, 15’)
  • Field survey on schistosomiasis prevalence with children morbidity in Zambia (Jing Xu, 15’)
  • Characterization of host -schistosome parasite interaction: Disease burden among paediatrics and their mothers in a highly schistosomiasis endemic district in Zimbabwe(Nicholas Midzi,15’)
  • Prevalence of Schistosomiasis among Basic School Children in El -Qeteena Locality, White Nile State, Sudan (2013-2015)(Bakri Nour, )
  • Prevalence and intensity of genitor-urinary schistosomiasis and associated risk factors among junior high school students in two local government areas around Zobe Dam, Katsina State, Northwestern Nigeria: a cross sectional survey (Tolulope Ebenezer Atalabi, 15’)

Chang Gong Hall, 5F

Dr Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté

Dr Li-Yong WEN


Parallel 2: Paragonimiasis and other NTDs - 1

  • Paragonimiasis in the Asia-Pacific region (David Blair,15’)
  • Paragonimiasis in China (Tian-Ping Wang, 15’)
  • Paragonimiasis in Cross-strait - the 150 years’ anniversary of Sir Patrtick Manson practice medicine in Takao and Amoy (Jyh-Wei Shin,15’)
  • Identification of Immunoreactive Antigens from Paragonimus kellicotti for the Serodiagnosis of Paragonimiasis (Peter Fischer, 15’)
  • Opportunity of controlling ‘Ancient’ echinococcosis in the China-Central Asia region with the initiation of the New Silk Road Economic Belt (Zhi-Sheng Dang, 15’)
  • Integrated mobile diagnostics readout for state-of-the-art detection of tropical diseases in LMIC countries (Peter Chun, 15’)

Zong Luo Hall, 5F

Prof. Gary J. Weil

Prof. Wei HU


Parallel 3: Advance in surveillance response system of tropical diseases - 1

  • New tools or approaches used in the national schistosomiasis elimination programme in China (Lei-Ping Sun/Wei Wang, 15’)
  • The value of surveillance-response programs implementation in strengthening national “One Health” strategy and novel interventions against poverty-related infectious diseases(Ernest Tambo, 15’)
  • Analyzing the transmission threshold of schistosomiasis by exploring the Basic Reproduction Number (by Shang Xia, 15’)
  • The contribution of water sanitation and hygiene interventions to healthy child growth and interrupting enteric parasite transmission (Stephen Luby, 15’)
  • LAMP application into infected snail detection (Zhi-Qiang Qin, 15’)
  • Evaluation of the Chinese Luowei/TDS plant molluscicide on the snail Biomphalaria alexandrina and Bulinus truncates, the intermediate hosts of Scistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium (Fathyia Gaweesh, ,15’).

Zhou Ren Hall, 5F

Prof. Govert J. van Dam

Dr. Song LIANG


Coffee Break


Parallel 1: Institution-based Network on China-Africa cooperation for schistosomiasis elimination (INCAS) - 2

  • Long-term surveillance to detect the infections of schistosomes migrated into Zhejiang province, China (Li-Yong Wen/Li-Ling Yu, 15’)
  • Population Abundance and Disease Transmission Potential of Snail intermediate hosts of Human Schistosomiasis in Fishing Communities of Mwanza Region, Tanzania(Teckla Angelo, 15’)
  • Knowledge, attitude and practices towards schistosomiasis among children in Kisantu health zone/Democratic Republic of Congo (Khonde Kumbu Rodrigue’,15’)
  • Study protocol of schistosomiasis control and elimination in Zanziba (Kun Yang, 15’)
  • Snail control approaches in China (Dan-Dan Lin/Jun Ge, 15’)
  • Elimination of schistosomiasis in China: is the end in sight?(Robert Bergquist, 15’)
  • New approach to deliver the molluscicides (Xiao-Tian, Liang, 15’)

Chang Gong Hall, 5F

Dr Nicholas Midzi

Dr Jing XU


Parallel 2: Paragonimiasis and other NTDs - 2

  • Surveillance scheme for post-elimination stage of lymphatic filariasis in China (Wei-Ping Wu, 15’)
  • Angiostrongyliasis in China (Shan Lv, 15’)
  • Progress towards VL elimination in South Asia – challenges and opportunities(Sakib Burza, 15’)
  • Variation of morbidity infected with various isolation of Angiostrongylus cantonesis (Zhong-Dao Wu, 15’)
  • The effect of high-voltage pulse current on the infectious of schistosome cercariae in water (Zheng-Yuan Zhao, 15’)
  • Exploration on active surveillance in tropical diseases in China (Chang-Ming Wu, 15’)

Zong Luo Hall, 5F

Prof. David


Dr.Tian-Ping WANG


Parallel 3: Advance in surveillance response system of tropical diseases - 2

  • Sensitive tools in diagnosis of schistosoma japonica (E. Govert, 15’)
  • Improved Malaria Surveillance in Myanmar(Kyaw Thura Tun,15)
  • Making the transition from a historical paper-based surveillance and reporting system to a digital, web-based surveillance and reporting system for Malaria in Papua New Guinea (Sibauk Vivaldo Bieb, 15’)
  • A molecular survey on febrile cases along China-Myanmar border in Yunnan province and the screening and identification of diagnostic antigens of Babesia microti (Xia Zhou, 15’)
  • Guiding schistosomiasis surveillance and control towards elimination of transmission: Insights from dynamic models(Song Liang, 15’)
  • Surveillance tools: diagnostics for tropical diseases (Shao-Liang Hu, 15’)

Zhou Ren Hall, 5F

Prof. Banchob Sripa

Dr. Dan-Dan LIN


The Second Editorial Board Meeting for Infectious Diseases of Poverty (by IPoD)

Zhou Ren Hall, 5F

Dr Xiao-Nong ZHOU



Cafeteria, 3F

June 17


Keynote speech

Presentation 5. New progress for artemisinin resistance surveillance in Asia (by Christopher Plowe, 25’)

Presentation 6. Feasibility of packaged strategy to control helminthiasis in southeast Asia from IDRC project (by Asia helminth consortium, Lv Shan/Somphou Sayasone, 25’)

Presentation 7. Research update on the global program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (by Gary Weil, 25’)

Presentation 8. The politics of early warning  (by  Laurent Goetschel, 25’)

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F

Dr. Juerg Utzinger

Prof. Zhong-Dao WU


Coffee break


Parallel 4: Malaria control and elimination - 1

  • The progress of national malaria elimination programme in China (Shui-Sen Zhou, China CDC, 15’)
  • Evaluation of Current Approach to Malaria Surveillance in Osun State, Nigeria (Omoregie Philomena, 15’)
  • Evidence and action for malaria elimination in Myanmar (Myaing Myaing Nyunt,15)
  • Malaria control of HPA in Myanmar side of the China-Myanmar bordering area (Xian-Xian Lin, HPA, 15’)
  • Comparative study on the effectiveness of the use of insecticide treated nets and other measures for the prevention and control of malaria in Abia State, Nigeria (Onyinye Mkpola, Ukpai, 15’)
  • Impact of intensified control on the epidemiology and transmission of malaria in Papua New Guinea – the challenge of Plasmodium vivax(Leanne J Robinson,15)

Zhou Ren Hall, 5F

Prof. Christopher Plowe

Dr. Hong-Ning ZHOU


Parallel 5: Helminth Control with BCC demonstration - 1

  • Helminth control and elimination strategy in the Mekong River: Research needs and progress (Shan Lv, NIPD, 15’)
  • Lessons of helminth BCC in Cambodia (Muth Sinuon, 15’)
  • Integrated approach along with BCC performance in Lao PDR  (Somphou Sayasone, 15’)
  • Seroprevalence, environmental and behavioral risk factors of Toxocara canis infection among women in Swaziland, Southern Africa(Chia-Kwung Fan,15’)
  • BCC model of liver fluke in Thailand  (by Banchob Sripa, 15’)
  • Baseline profile and introduction of Helminth Behavior Changes Communication (BCC) to control helminthiasis in southeast Asia (Menbao Qian, NIPD, 10’)

Chang Gong Hall, 5F

Dr. Somphou Sayasone

Dr. Shan LV


Parallel 6: Advance in surveillance response system of tropical diseases - 1

  • Reaching the surveillance-response stage of schistosomiasis control in the People’s Republic of China: a modelling approach (Guojing Yang, 15’)
  • Prediction model for risk assessment of facioliasis (John Malone, 15’)
  • New foci for cutaneous leishmaniasis - Ankesha District, Amhara region, Ethiopia(Woyneshet Gelaye, 15)
  • Arboviral diseases in the Arabian Peninsula: epidemiology, transmission and control(Emad I. Khater)
  • The necessity of mobile phone technologies for health surveillance and interventions in Benin(Yaovi Hounmanou, 15)
  • Promotion and application of surveillance response systems in national efforts to control and eliminate tropical diseases through cooperation (Sarah Clare Iloke Masika, 15’)

Zong Luo Hall, 5F

Dr Sibauk Bieb

Dr Moussa Sacko



Cafeteria, 3F


Parallel 4: Malaria control and elimination - 2

  • Comparison of light microscopy verses rapid diagnostic testing in diagnosis of malaria with reducing prevalence of malaria in Papua New Guinea (Evelyn Koru Lavu Kanah, 15’)
  • Application of “1-3-7” approach in Yunnan boarder areas on the surveillance and response achieving for malaria elimination (Hong-Ning Zhou, 15’)
  • Larval Ecology and abundance of mosquito in the southwest region of Cameroon Nguti (Agborbock C Ako,15’)
  • Sustainable malaria control through surveillance system in the human, vector and parasite clusters (Tiaan de Jager, 15’)
  • Molecular epidemiology surveillance of malaria along China Myanmar borders(Fang Huang,15’)
  • Trilateral cooperation along the road to malaria elimination in PNG (Leo Sora Makita and Sarah Frances MacCana, 15’)

Zhou Ren Hall, 5F

Dr Prosper Chaki

Dr. Thae Maung Maung


Parallel 5: Helminth control and BCC demonstration - 2

  • Application of Magic glass in control of helminth (Darren Gray, BCC-C8, 10’)
  • Production and application of health education products on schistosomiasis targeting the fishmen in Jiangxi province (Jiangxi Institute of Parasitic Diseases, BCC-A16, 10’)
  • Health education for echinococcosis-experiences from NGO (MeetCharity, BCC-D2, 10’)
  • The application of health education on control of taeniasis/ cysticercosis in Henan province (Henan CDC, BCC-D2, 10’)
  • "Silent river", a video for schistosomiasis health education in Hubei province (Hubei CDC, BCC-C3,10’)
  • Wei chat, a web-based health education approach for clonorchiasis in Guangdong province (Anhui IPD, BCC-C4,10’)
  • Integrated health education for echinococcosis in Sichuan province (Sichuan CDC, BCC-D12 10’)
  • Discussion on how to scale up in GMS region or in Western China (Chair persons, 20’)

Chang Gong Hall, 5F

Dr Muth Sinoun

Prof. Jyh-wei SHIN


Parallel 6: Advance in surveillance response system of tropical diseases - 2

  • Overseas travel population: a challenge for malaria response in China (Zhong-Jie Li, 15’)
  • New diagnostic tool in schistosomiasis (Wei-Qing Pan, 15’)
  • Co-dispersal of the blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum and Homo sapiens in the Neolithic Age (Wei Hu, 15’)
  • Diagnostics of schistosomiasis by antigen-detection (CAA and CCA): the quest for a single worm(Govert J. van Dam)

  • Genome-wide scans for the identification of Plasmodium vivax genes under selection (Jun-Hu Chen, 15)
  • Reference laboratory network on NTDs in China (Ning Xiao, 15’)

Zong Luo Hall, 5F

Prof John Malone

Dr. Zhong-Jie LI


Coffee break


Roundtable discussion

  • Lessons from DFID Project under Global Health Support Porgramme (by Prosper Chaki, Tanzania , 10’)
  • Sino-Africa network proposal on malaria and NTDs elimination (by Ernest Tambo, South Africa, 10’)

 (Panel discussion: experts from China, Tanzania, Egypt, Cameroon, Zanzibar, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Switzerland, UK, USA, etc, and international partners, DFID, Gates Foundation, UBS, etc., 50’ )

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F

Dr Robert


Dr Xiao-




Closing session

  • Short report from group sessions(20 mins in total)
  • Summary report: Research priorities for surveillance response system leading to the tropical diseases elimination  (by Juerg Utzinger/ Xiao-Nong Zhou)
  • Remarks by international partners

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F

Dr Ning


June 18