PS2-5: Management of fever in the tropics: Not a one-fits-all approach

PS2-5: Management of fever in the tropics: Not a one-fits-all approach

Location: Room 18 Date: April 21, 2016 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Improving the clinical management of acute and persistent fever in children and adults at different levels of the health systems in the tropics is a global health priority. This requires the development of diagnostic guidance approaches that incorporate accurate and practical diagnostic tools and that are tailored to the patients’ age groups, skills of health care workers and local diseases epidemiology


General objective

To present and share experiences on the development and implementation of improved tools and guidance for the management of fever in the tropics


ID Name of the moderator Organisation Country
PS2-5/0 Suman Rijal DNDi India


ID Title of the presentation Name of the speaker Organisation Country
PS2-5/1 MSF Switzerland
PS2-5/2 The different approaches to diagnostic guidance Tine Verdonck

Postdoctoral research fellow at the unit of Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp

PS2-5/3 Developing diagnostic guidance for persistent fever: the NIDIAG study François Chappuis HUG Switzerland
PS2-5/4 Management of fevers in the tropics

Noémie Boillat

Policlinique Médicale Universitaire Lausanne, Centre de Vaccination et Médecine des Voyages