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Ghana FELTP Residents Attain Scientific Writing Skills

GFELTP residents and facilitators at the Scientific Writing Workshop, September 2014 Accra Front row 1st and 3rd from right is Prof. Col. Edwin Afari (Rtd.) - Coordinator, GFELTP and Dr. Kofi Mensah Nyarko – Program Director, GFELTPTwenty residents and one alumnus of the Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (GFELTP) participated in a scientific manuscript writing workshop from 15 – 26 September 2014 in Accra. The workshop aimed at supporting residents to finalize their manuscripts for submission to a peer reviewed journals. The workshop was facilitated by staff from the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Non Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (NCDCP) and National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). The residents from Cohorts I - VII gained skills on identification of suitable journals, referencing using zotero or endnote, what editors and reviewers look out for in a publication and ethical considerations/ Plagiarism.
 

Data Improvement Team Stakeholders Meeting, Kampala

Participants at the Data Improvement Team Stakeholders Meeting in Kampala October 2014
Following recommendations to develop a strategic national plan to improve immunization data, stakeholders met in Kampala from 7 – 8 October 2014 to harmonize views on a strategic approach for the Data Improvement Team (DIT). The team met to map resources, define project timelines, develop monitoring and evaluation strategy, and a design a training strategy for National and Regional level participants.
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16 Graduate from Zimbabwe FETP

Graduates of the Zimbabwe FETP pose for a photo after the graduation ceremony at the University of Zimbabwe (L-R) Dr. Pugie Chimberengwa, Dr. Celestino Dhege, Mr. Donewell Bangure and Dr. Evidence GakaSixteen Cohort XX residents of the Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) graduated on 12 September 2014 at the University of Zimbabwe main campus in Harare. The residents from various professional backgrounds were awarded a Masters of Public Health degree.

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EMBLEM Principal Investigators Meet in Kenya to Discuss Consortium

Senior Principal Investigators pose for photo after the EMBLEM PI meeting in Kisumu KenyaPrincipal Investigators for the Epidemiology of Burkitt’s Lymphoma in East African Children and Minors (EMBLEM) met on 24 September 2014 in Kisumu, Kenya to discuss the formation of a consortium for African Principal Investigators undertaking research in Burkitt ’s Lymphoma and other cancers in Africa.  The workshop aimed to orient African researchers on roles, responsibilities and opportunities of a principal or co-principal investigator.  Participants heard from established African researchers discussed the rights, privileges, obligations and responsibilities of a site PI as well as the opportunities that a PI and site PI have to expand and strengthen research capacity for their institution, and the research careers for the site leaders and other research staff. The agenda for the PI meeting can be found at:

http://www.afenet.net/emblem-conference/workshops.php
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