Miss Irene Offei Owusu of the Epidemiology Department of NMIMR, currently working on her PhD at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana won one of the seven awards for “Emerging Research Talent” at the maiden Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) which was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 18-19 October, 2015. Irene’s award was based on an abstract submitted as part of her PhD work on the “Verification of the Absence of Lymphatic Filariasis in Four Endemic Districts of the Central Region of Ghana". The aim of the study was to verify the absence of Lymphatic Filariasis in four districts that have been declared free of the disease because circulating filarial antigen is below 1% approved by the WHO.
The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana in collaboration with the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service, and with funding support from the World Health Organization (through TDR, The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases) has instituted an international postdoctoral training scheme in implementation research (IR) on infectious diseases of poverty....more
The Noguchi memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, Legon with funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has instituted a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to train future research leaders who would contribute to infectious diseases control efforts. The Program seeks to train young African Scientists towards building a critical mass for control of poverty related diseases, equip them to compete effectively for international...more
Africa is a large and rapidly growing market for research, as seen in the number of funding opportunities that are open to researchers. Despite the multiple benefits of research to many emerging economies, Africa is very different from the other continents in that majority of its funding comes from outside the continent.
For the above reasons, and to further sensitize the West African research community on research and innovation issues, WARIMA is organising its9th International Conference and Workshops on the theme “Research and Innovation for Human Development: Role of National Institutions in Addressing Threats in Emerging Economies”.