I hope you all have had a good rest, had quality time with your families and were able to enjoy the holidays to the full.
Last year was quite challenging for us as you might have observed. However, due to your resourcefulness and hard work we managed to go through the year with our heads held high and come out in the end still standing tall. Despite the difficulties of power supply, we managed to maintain the basic infrastructure and also improved the stock.
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