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CHAMPS - Ethiopia, January 2018
The following is a news report from CHAMPS Ethiopia. Read on to learn about their recent progress and future programmatic steps.
It is the warm, dry season in Harar, and we send sunshine to our colleagues and friends in cooler climes, particularly those who haven't yet had chance to visit us! Our team has also been out and about, with some members joining the CHAMPS Network Meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, and others visiting KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. We have also had some important firsts, including the first meeting of our scientific advisory committee in Addis Ababa, the first delivery of laboratory equipment to Harar, and the first member of our team to successfully defend her PhD. Congratulations Dr Caroline Ackley!
The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) hosted our first national scientific advisory committee meeting, which includes representatives from EPHI as well as the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), the Ministry of Health, CDC-Ethiopia, BMGF-Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University, Haramaya University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Many thanks to all for their support and involvement.
Dr. Letta Gedefa, Dr. Nardos Teferi and Dr. Stefanie Wittmann visited our colleagues at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme to learn from their experience and expertise in clinical surveillance and research. Many thanks to KWTRP for organising such an an enjoyable and informative trip.
What is coming up?
- We will be hosting members of KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme information technology team in January.
- Team members will go to Mozambique for training in minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) in January.
- Our two histopathology laboratory technicians will be going to IS Global, in Barcelona, Spain for histopathology training in February.
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