FREE WEBINAR to learn about and explore the potential of the LQAS methodology in health and humanitarian aid sector in development countries. Starting from the practical use of this method for malaria mapping in Uganda: the direct experience of Timothy Koe Malingi.
The webinar will be held in English.
The italian ngo CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) presents the results of Timothy Koe Malingi‘s case study, developed within the Master in International Public Health, organized by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK and sponsored by the by Compagnia di San Paolo within a project realised by COP(Consortium of Piedmont NGos). The webinar is a good opportunity to discuss its results and to reflect about possible areas of employ. At the end of the Master, Timothy Koe Malingi has produced a final thesis entitled “Mapping malaria density using the multiple classification lot quality assurance sampling in Jinja district, Uganda”, which aims to demonstrate the validity of the sampling method LQAS-Lot Quality Assurance Sampling in the health sector.
Live from Nairobi, Timothy Koe Malingi will illustrate his work: the conditions from which it is developed, the operation of the method and the results achieved. Starting from medical field this webinar will led us to the discovery of this method and the numerous applications in many development areas and projects.
This webinar is organized in the framework of the initiative “More networking and competencies from Piedmont in order to promote local develpment, food security, health and children’s rights in the South of the world”, financed by Compagnia di San Paolo within the “Training for Development” Programme.
What about the LQAS methodology?
Lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) is a random sampling methodology, originally developed in the 1920, as a method of quality control in industrial production. It was originally designed for use in manufacturing, where it provided a way to perform statistically valid quality-assurance testing at minimum cost. In the context of modern research, LQAS has become an accepted sampling method in the fields of public health and international development.
What about malaria?
About 3.3 billion people, half of the world’s population, are at risk of malaria. Sustaining malaria control efforts is an investment in development. Take a look at the “10 facts on malaria” realized by the World Health Organization.
From 2002 he worked with CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) offering services in emergency anaesthesia with various international surgical teams at Rumbek Regional Hospital and other remote health facilities (Adior, Turalei, Gordhim and Pochalla) in South Sudan.
In 2005 he was assigned the role of Projet Manager for Primary Health Care project in Tonj, South Sudan. In 2009 he has become CCM Country Representative in South Sudan, and since August 2010 also CCM Country Representative in Kenya and Somalia.
In 2011 he was admitted to a Master in International Public Health, organized by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK for a period of one year, which allowed him to improve his technical and organizational skills, but also to explore new methods of analysis and problem-solving. He has benefited from a scholarship sponsored by the Compagnia di S. Paolo.