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Dec.15-16, 2011 The 2nd International symposium on Human and Monkey Malaria in Vietnam “Man-Mosquitoes-Monkeys” (Vietnam, Nha Trang)

Organizing Committee

MSc. Ron P. Marchand (Medisch Comite Nederland - Vietnam, MCNV, Netherlands)
Dr. Nguyen Tuyen Quang (Khanh Phu Malaria Research Team, KPMRT, Vietnam)
Dr. Shusuke Nakazawa (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan)


This Symposium is hosted under the auspices of the Khanh Hoa Provincial Health Department, Vietnam and financially supported in part by JSPS Asia Afiica Science Platform Program, the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan and the Khanh Phu Malaria Research Project (MCNV), Vietnam


Symposium’s Chairmen

Dr. Le Huu Tho
Prof. Kazuhiko Moji
Ron P. Marchand

Symposium's Secretaries

MSc. Huynh Hong Quang

O6/O3/2012 (Day 1)

7:30-8:00 Registration of participants
8:00 Welcome address
Ron P. Marchand
8:05 Speech and opening
Le Huu Tho
8:10 What and how we do under AA science platform program
Shusuke Nakazawa
8:15 The manifestation of Forest Malaria in Khanh Phu
Ron P. Marchand
8:30 Eco-health approach for controlling forest malaria in Vietnamand Lao PDR
Kazuhiko Moji
8:35 Discussion
8:50 Picture
Session 1: Malaria in Humans

Chairpersons: Dr. Jiang Hong Wei and Prof. Le Xuan Hung

9:00 Malaria situation and control activities in Khanh Hoa province.
Le Anh Dung
9:15 Clinical investigation of in-viva susceptibility of P. falczparum to artesunate in Phuoc Long, Bilih Phuoc Province, Vietnam
Tran Tinh Hien
9:30 PCR detection of Plasmodium knowlesi in blood collected from people along the border between Lao P.D.R. and Vietnam
Tiengkham Pongvongsa
9:45 Coffee break
10:05 Molecular analysis of Malaria Epidemiology in Viet Nam
Le Duc Dao
10:20 Using anti-P. knowlesi antibodies for epidemiological surveys
Makaoto Itoh
10:35 Transmission study - gametocyte carriers
Shusuke Nakazawa
10:50 The relation between the kinship systems and health of the Raglai People in Khanh Phu commune - Khanh Hoa province
Truong Van Mon
11:05 Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency among some different ethnic groups in Vietnam and some their variants
Ta Thi Tinh
11:20 Traditional treatment of Malaria and G6PD defic1ency
Toshihiko Shine
11:35-12:15 Discussion
12:15-13:30 Lunch
Session 2: Mosquitoes, the Malaria Vector

Chairpersons: Dr. Marcello Otake Sato and Dr. Ngo Thi Huong

9:00 Malaria situation and control activities in Khanh Hoa province.
Le Anh Dung
13:30 Risk of malaria transmission in different settings in Ninh Thuan province (Central Vietnam)
Ho Dinh Trung
13:45 The mosquito Anopheles dirus is at present the only vector that transmits malaria parasites to humans in Khanh Phu commune
Nguyen Tuyen Quang
14:00 Anopheles dirus: breeding sites in rural Lao PDR and the role in zoonotic malaria
Toshlhlko Sunahara
14:15 The detection of parasites in mosquito salivary glands
Yoshimasa Maeno
14:30 Coffee/tea break
14:50 Use and perception of mosquito nets in a rural area of Laos
Futoshi Nishimoto
15:05 Deforestation and Malaria: Applied Remote Sensing Analysis
Bunpei Tojo
15:20 A microclimatological approach with human mimicking traps for vector surveillance
Gaku Masuda
15:35-16:30 Discussion
16:30-18:00 Refreshment (Small Party)
Opening speech: Prof. Trieu Nguyen Trung / Tetsu Yamashiro

07/03/2012 (Day 2)

Session 3: Malaria in Monkeys

Chairperson: DSc. Andrew Macintosh and Dr. Hoang Minh Duc

8:30 What can happen in behavior of monkeys under land use changes and forest fragmentation?
Takakazu Yumoto
8:45 How primates deal with disease and zoonoses potentially affecting humans in the tropics
Michael A. Huffman
9:00 Monkey Malaria: Past, Present and Future
Shusuke Nakazawa
9:15 Detection of monkey malaria parasites in fecal samples
Megumi Sato
9:30 Detection of Plasmodium knowlesi DNA in urine from an experimentally infected Japanese macaque(Macaca fuscata)
Satoru Kawai
9:30 Coffee break
10:00 QA Discussion
11:00 Closing remarks
Ron P. Marchand
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:30-18:00 Visit to the research ites of Khanh Phu Malaria Unit, with dinner in Yang Bay Waterfall Tourism Park


We brought results, data and findings to researchers in different disciples, and made clear on which subjects we should concentrated our efforts, that was, standard methods to detect and decide monkey malaria parasite species, catching resting mosquitoes after sacking blood, how transmission occurred in forest areas, how deforestation affected malaria transmission and how to control monkey malaria.

After the symposium we visited Khanh Phu Malaria Station and the research sites.

Symposium Play back

7:30-8:00 Welcome Participants
8:00 Welcome address

field excursion, other short video(by semi-fish eye cam) are available at

Symposium Venue Opening addressing by Dr. Marchand(MCNV) Photo of participants in front of the billboard of the symposium.
People from Khanh Hoa Province Health Department and Malaria Control Center From Ryukyu Univ. Research Institute of Humanity and Nature(RIHN) and Nagoya Univ. Primatologists (Czech Republic and Primatology Research Inst. Kyoto Univ. )
People from National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology(NIMPE), RINH and others From NIMPE and Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology HCMC From Oxford Univ. Clinical Research Unit and NHa Trang Hospital
From Khanh Phu Malaria Research Unit and Hanoi Univ. From RIHN and Primatology Research Inst. Kyoto Univ. From RIHN and Nagoya Univ.
From Inst. Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology Qui Nhon, Savanakhet Provincial Malaria Station, Laos, Khanh Phu Malaria Research Unit and Preventive Medicine Center Quang Tri, Vietnam From Nagasaki Univ. IMPE Qui Nhon, NIMPE and Khanh Hoa Province From Vietnam Research Station Nagasaki Univ. and Savanakhet Province Malaria Station
From Preventive Medicine Center Quang Tri and Khanh Phu Malaria Research Unit Session 1: Malaria in Humans Presentation on anti-P. knowlesi antibodies
Questions from anthropological point of views Answer from ethonological aspects. Questions from primatological point of view
Msuda san managed an online broadcating of the presentations. Evaluation of a bednet use Group photo in front of Yersin's Banner
Presentation on behavior of primates against infectious diesases Questions on zoonses Presentation on detection of parasite DNA in fecal samples
Detection of parasite DNA in urine samples Discussion on malaria in monkeys Presentation on zoonoses by bacteria
TV crews gave an interview how important the symposium was. Comments of important subjects (general discussion) Group photo in front of Khanh Phu Malaria Center
Spill soil flowing into a river Another banner which was prepared by Hotel (we found this service after the symposium). Explanation of  subjects in monkey research
Proposal for a mosquito behavior and a micro climate Comments on what and how we collect and use samples. Comments on sample analyses
Explanation of GIS    

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