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Tanzania FELTP Cohort V Scientific Writing Workshop

TFELTP Cohort V residents and facilitators during the Scientific Writing Workshop in Dar es Salaam. Second from left (backrow) is the former TFELTP Program Director, Dr. Peter Mmbuji who is also a mentorThe Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (TFELTP) conducted a scientific writing workshop for Cohort V residents from 27-31 October 2014. This training was in response to a need to increase the number of publications among residents and graduates of the program. The workshop aimed to develop manuscripts from residents’ research reports for submission to peer-reviewed journals by 27 November 2014.

Dr Peter Wasswa – AFENET Scientific Writer facilitated the training alongside other facilitators: Dr Peter Mmbuji, Dr Innocent Semali (MUHAS), Dr Rogati Kishimba (TFELTP), Mr Ahmed Abade (TFELTP), Ms. Loveness Urio (TFELTP), Mr Emmanuel Peter (NIMR), Thomas Mnzava (CDC), Mwiru Ramadhani (CDC) and Mr Kesheni Senkoro (NIMR). The five-day training was held at the TFELTP offices in the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) headquarters building.
 
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Ethiopia FETP Launches Cohort VI Training

The EFETP Cohort VI training launch at the Addis Ababa University (AAU)Ethiopia Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP) launched training for Cohort VI residents on 3 November 2014 at the Addis Ababa University (AAU), School of Public Health. A total of 18 residents from different regional health bureaus, the Federal Police, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Defense have been enrolled to the program. Seven out of the 18 residents are female.

 Present at the launch were dignitaries who included: Dr. Wakgari Dressea - Dean of School of Public Health, AAU, Dr. Hailegnaw Eshete - Executive Director of Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA), Dr. Joe Melone – Ethiopia CDC Representative, Dr. Fikre Enquselassie - Director of Preventive Medicine, AAU, Dr. Adamu Addisise - EFETP Academic Coordinator, Mr. Alemayehu Bekele EFETP Coordinator at EPHA and Dr. zegeye Hailemariam EFETP Coordinator.

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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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