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NFELTP UPDATE – WEEK OF APRIL 25TH TO WEEK OF 19TH JUNE, 2016

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NFELTP UPDATE – WEEK OF APRIL 25TH TO WEEK OF 19TH JUNE, 2016

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATIONS
Investigation of Dengue fever outbreak in Rivers State
In May 2016, the military hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, reported an outbreak of Dengue fever. A PCR test done by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital confirmed the index case, a 29-year-old woman to have dengue fever. Residents and graduates took part in the outbreak investigation from 1 -8 May 2016, which involved a case study conducted in the victims’ community and the hospital where she was previously treated. The residents and graduates also conducted sensitization of health workers and local community and eventually no evidence of further transmission of the diseas was recorded hence declaring the outbreak subsequently over.

Early detection of the outbreak is attributed to the recently conducted Frontline FETP training in Rivers State where personnel of the military hospital participated. The residents and graduates who participated in the outbreak include Dr Ndubuisi Akpuh, (Cohort VI) Ibitein Okafor (Cohort VI) and Dr. Urang Joseph (Graduate)

Investigation of Lassa fever outbreak in Ogoja LGA, Cross-Rivers State May 2016
NFELTP residents participated in the outbreak investigation of Lassa Fever in Cross-River State from 14 -20 May 2016. The investigation followed a reported case by the Director of Public Health. The team conducted active case search, reviewed health facilities records, traced all contacts and sent appropriate samples to the laboratory. They also conducted assessment of infection control practices at the health facility, as well as health workers’ and community sensitization. Based on findings, it was recommended that staff should be trained on surveillance, data management. It recommended that computers are procured for data management and adequate impress should be given to the DSNOs for field work. NFELTP team comprised of: Dr Wilson Indongesit Nta (Graduate), Dr Igbani Uchendu (Cohort VI), Dr Anastasia Isika (Cohort VII), Dr Hameed Obani (Cohort VII) and Dr Nnabu Richard (Cohort VIII),

Investigation of Measles outbreak in Ikede community, Bassa LGA, Kogi State, May, 2016
Following a report of a measles outbreak in Ikende Local Government Area, Kogi State, and preliminary investigations by the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNO) and assistant. NFELTP residents were deployed to join in the investigation from 20 -26 May 2015. The main objectives of the outbreak investigation were to characterize the outbreak, determine its magnitude, determine the risk factors and support the State Ministry of Health in instituting appropriate prevention and control measures. As a result, active case search and contact tracing were conducted. Measles was confirmed by laboratory testing. Findings also showed poor vaccination coverage and weak measles surveillance. Case management was supported and vaccination of the susceptible population was conducted. The team recommended strengthening of surveillance, continued health education and community sensitization. The investigation team comprised of residents and graduates namely: Dr Sambo Sam Jum (Cohort VII), Dr Jeremiah Daikwo (Cohort VIII), Dr Ramatu Abdu-Aguye (Cohort VIII), Dr Sylvester Udeh (Cohort VIII), Mustapha Garba (Cohort VIII) and Dr Charles Emejuru (Cohort VII)
 

Investigation of suspected pertussis and gastroenteritis outbreak in Rimi-Gado LGA, Kano State, May, 2016
The Kano State Ministry of Health (SMOH) was notified of the outbreak of pertussis and gastroenteritis on 16 May 2016. NFELTP residents were then deployed to investigate the outbreak from 22 -30 May 2016. The specific objectives of the outbreak were to characterize the outbreak, determine the magnitude, determine the risk factors and support the State Ministry of Health in instituting appropriate prevention and control measures. Eighty two cases were line listed with six deaths given a CFR of 7.2%. The outbreak was attributed to lack of vaccination, incomplete vaccination for age and history of contacts with infected persons were among predictors of infection. Residents supported case management and conducted sensitization of community members. Strengthening of Routine immunization was recommended. Residents who participated include Danjuma Jenom Sunday (Cohort VIII), Irek Emmanuel (Cohort VII), Aliyu Muhammad Sabiu (Cohort VII), Visa Ibrahim Tyakaray (Cohort VIII), Lawal Bola Biliaminu (Cohort VIII), Abdulaziz Muhammad Muktar (Cohort VIII). They were supported by NFELTP Graduates in the state (Dr. Shehu Lawal, Dr. Suleiman Haladu and Mr. Musa Bawa)
 

Investigation of snakebite outbreak in Taraba State, June, 2016

Residents still on the field (Muhammed Jibreel Omar, Philip Igawe, Ugochukuwu Uzoechina, Abubakar Joshua Difa, Abu Isa Salisu Idris, Dr. Aketemo Udi)

 


OTHER NFELTP ACTIVITIES
a.     Cohort VIII Cluster 1 classes concluded – 14 February. – 19 March 2016
b.     Cohort VIII cluster 1 exams (with resit exams for cluster 6 and 7) – 11 – 30 April
c.     Field site assessment and supervision – 12 – 19 June 2016
d.     Scientific writing workshop – 24 April – 01 May 2016
e.     MS project training workshop 23 – 27 May
f.     Project Management Training, June 2016 – 30 May – June 04 2016
g.     Grant Proposal Writing Workshop, June 2016, -June 05 – 1 2016
h.     Cohort VI pre-internal defense

 
MALARIA

NMEP/NFELTP Malaria Research Dissemination Workshop 25 – 26 May, 2016

Dr. Olufemi Ajumobi and Dr. Ikeoluwapo Ajayi coordinated the 1st NMEP/NFELTP Malaria Research Dissemination workshop held 25 – 26 May 2016 at Reiz Continental Hotel, Garki, Abuja. There were 80 persons in attendance comprising three malaria experts (Professor Wellington Oyibo [Malaria Diagnostics], Dr. Emem Bassey [Malaria in Pregnancy], Dr. Dayo Oduola [Vector control expert]), Roll Back Malaria partners/stakeholders [USAID, PMI/Malaria Action Program for States, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria], technical staff of National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP [including Heads of Monitoring and Evaluation branch, Operation Research, Coordination and Reporting, and Surveillance and Data Management unit NFELTP faculty (six -University of Ibadan and Ahmadu Bello University Zaria), Media, NFELTP graduates and residents. Presentations were made including 2015 Nigeria Malaria Indicator Survey: key indicators, opportunities for malaria research and NMEP research priority list, implementation research in vector control and implementation research and evidence-based medicine for malaria management. Guest experts chaired and led each session with a presentation. A total of 32 presentations were made by graduates/residents, viz, Malaria Case Management [5], Malaria in pregnancy [6], Laboratory/Malaria Diagnostics [8], Vector control [4], Surveillance [9], Awards were presented to graduates and residents based on performance at the workshop in two categories as follows: Best conducted research: Mr. Abiodun ogunniyi (cohort 4), 1st runner-up: Dr. Agboeze Joseph (Cohort VI), 2nd runner-up: Dr. Ummulkhulthum Bajoga (Cohort VII), and Best research proposal: Dr. Nsisong Bassey Asanga (Cohort VI), 1st runner-up: Dr. Ibrahim Baffa Sule (Cohort VII), 2nd runner-up Amarachi Nwankiti (Cohort VII). Prof. Oyibo and Dr. Oduola expressed willingness to partner with NFELTP as field sites supervisors. Continuing Medical Education credits were awarded to Medical Doctors by NMEP on behalf of Federal Ministry of Health. All participants filled workshop evaluation form and were presented with certificates of participation. Communiqué was presented. The residents at the proposal stage and graduates preparing for publication received technical programmatic inputs to fine-tune these outputs.


Cross-section of participants at the Malaria Research Dissemination Workshop

 

  Presentation of award to Mr. Abiodun Ogunniyi, cohort 4, winner of the best completed malaria research work

 

Presentation of award to Dr. Nsisong Bassey Asanga, Cohort VI, winner of the best malaria research

 

Development of Malaria Manuscripts at NFELTP Scientific writing workshop 25 – 29 April, 2016

The following draft malaria manuscripts were developed at NFELTP Scientific writing workshop, which was held from 25 to 29 April 2016.

                  

 

S/N

Title

1.

Prevalence and risk factor for anaemia among asymptomatic malaria parasitaemic booking pregnant women in Okitipupa, Ondo state

2.

Entomological Indices of Malaria Parasite In Two Selected Communities In Nasarawa State North-central Nigeria

3.

Malaria prevention practices and delivery outcome: a Cross Sectional Study of Pregnant Women Attending a Tertiary Hospital In an Insurgent Environment in North­eastern Nigeria

4.

Determinants of Intermittent Preventive Treatment Utilisation among Women Attending Antenatal Clinics in Primary Health Care Centers in Ogbomosho, Oyo State

5.

Validation of Cyscope Microscope, Quantitative Buffy Coat Microscope and Rapid Diagnostic Kit for Malaria Diagnosis Among Clinic Attendees in Ibadan, Nigeria

6.

Knowledge of Malaria and Use of Preventive Measures among childbearing women in Rivers State, Nigeria: A Cross-sectional Community Survey

7.

Factors associated with Asymptomatic Malaria Parasitaemia Among Women Attending Antenatal Care: A health facility based survey in Nassarawa-Eggon, Nigeria

8.

Assessment of Knowledge and Utilization of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in Jigawa state

 

Publication of Malaria manuscripts

 

 The status of manuscripts are as follows:

 

S/N

Lead author/cohort

Title

Status/Journal

1.

Mr. Hamza Umar/V

Malaria prevention practices and delivery outcome: a cross sectional study of pregnant women attending a tertiary hospital in an insurgent environment in northeastern Nigeria

Accepted. Process for publication in Malaria Journal commenced.

2.

Dr. Oluyomi Bamiselu/IV

Adherence to malaria diagnosis and treatment guidelines among healthcare workers in Ogun State, Nigeria

Accepted. BMC Public Health

3.

Abiodun ogunniyi/IV

Cost-effectiveness and validity assessment of Cyscope microscope, Quantitative Buffy Coat and Rapid Diagnostic Kit for malaria diagnosis among clinic attendees in Ibadan, Nigeria

Accepted. Process for publication in Malaria Research and Treatment commenced

4.

Dr. Oluwaseyi Kikelomo Israel/V

Caregivers’ Knowledge and Utilization of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets among Under Five Children in Southwest, Nigeria

Submitted to BMC Public Health

5.

Mr. Samuel Emiasegen/V

Factors associated with asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia among women attending antenatal care: A health facility based survey in Nassarawa-Eggon, Nigeria

Submitted to Malaria Journal

 

 

 Malaria Project proposals

S/N

Name/cohort

Proposal

Status

1

Babalola Obafemi/cohort 6

Barriers to Ownership and Utilization of Long Lasting Insecticide Net in Households with Caregivers of Under five Children, Igabi Kaduna State, Nigeria

Study completed

1.

Joan Ejembi/cohort 6

Comparative study on the use-effectiveness of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets in the prevention of Malaria

Data collection ongoing, received feedback at pre-thesis defense seminar

2.

Amaka Pamela Onyiah/cohort 6

Malaria parasitaemia and long-lasting insecticidal net use among household members of laboratory-confirmed malaria positive individuals, Abuja, Nigeria

Data collection ongoing, received feedback at pre-thesis defense seminar

3.

Dr. Salami Sharafadeen/cohort 6

Effects of health education on malaria prevention practices among pregnant women attending ante natal in Asa Local Government Area, Kwara state

Data collection ongoing, received feedback at pre-thesis defense seminar

4.

Dr. Akinfemi Akinyode/cohort 6

Prescription practices for Malaria RDT negative patients and the determinants among Health Care Workers in Oyo State

Data collection ongoing, received feedback at pre-thesis defense seminar

5.

Dr. Nsisong Bassey Asanga/cohort 6

Malaria Diagnosis, Treatment and Referral among Private Patent Medicine Vendors in Akwa Ibom State

Research proposal

6.

Amarachi Nwankiti/cohort 7

Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum Parasitaemia and Correlates Among School Children Living in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State

Research proposal

7.

Dr. Rabi Usman/cohort 7

Perception of healthcare providers on the use of RDT in diagnosis of malaria in Zamfara State.

Research proposal

8.

Tebeda, Bountain Welcome/cohort 7

Prevalence of Plasmodium Parasites Antigenaemia, Risk Factors and the impact on Lipid Profile Levels among Persons Living with HIV Receiving Care in Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

Research proposal

9.

Muhammad Jibreel Omar/cohort 7

Determinants of IPTp and LLIN Utilization among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in PHC facilities in Bauchi State

Research proposal

10.

Dr. Igbani Uchendu/cohort 7

Effect of health education on Intermittent Preventive Therapy uptake among pregnant women attending health facilities in Ezinihitte Local Government Area, Imo State

Concept note

11.

Dr. Ibrahim Baffa Sule/cohort 7

Molecular monitoring of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Concept note

 

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