About the Symposium

Paramaribo, April 6-8, 2022

Preparations are ongoing for an international symposium on the control and elimination of malaria
(Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax and/or P. knowlesi) in mobile and hard-to-reach populations. The
symposium will be hosted by the Suriname Ministry of Health (MoH) and will be organized by the MoH
Malaria Program with collaborating partners. The objectives of the meeting are to :
1) share experiences and lessons learned from innovative approached to malaria control and
prevention in mobile and hard to reach populations,
2) share (preliminary) results from (ongoing) operational research projects or pilot studies on this
3) discuss the applicability of innovative strategies in different contexts, and
4) develop a summary report of the meeting with an overview of strategies and the outcome of
the discussion. This final document will then be disseminated and may serve as a basis for
guidance development for malaria prevention and control in these challenging populations.