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African Researchers and UK Collaborators working on Staphylococcus aereus

Date: 15th and 16th August 2017
Venue: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
           University of Ghana, Legon

This week’s Institutional Seminar  was delivered by Dr. Mary Amoako-Coleman from the Epidemiology Department.

 The presentation was entitled: “Completeness and accuracy of data transfer of routine maternal health services data in the Greater Accra region of Ghana”

Below is the abstract for the presentation:

 

Completeness and accuracy of data transfer of routine maternal health services data in the Greater Accra region of Ghana

Mary Amoakoh-Coleman (MD, PhD)

Abstract

 

Background: High quality routine health system data is essential for tracking progress towards attainment of the Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5. This study aimed to determine the completeness and accuracy of transfer of routine maternal health service data at health facility, district and regional levels of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

 

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted using secondary data comprised of routine health information data collected at facility level for the first quarter of 2012. Twelve health facilities were selected using a multistage sampling method. Data relating to antenatal care and delivery were assessed for completeness and accuracy of data transfer. Primary source data from health facility level (registers and record notebooks where health information data are initially entered) , used as the reference data, were counted, collated, and compared with aggregate data on aggregate forms compiled from these sources by health facility staff. The primary source data was also compared with data in the district health information management system (DHIMSII), a web-based data collation and reporting system. Percentage completeness and percentage error in data transfer were estimated.\

 

Results: Data for all 5,537 antenatal registrants and 3, 466 deliveries recorded into the primary source for the first quarter of 2012 were assessed. Completeness was best for age data, followed by data on parity and hemoglobin at registration. Mean completeness of the facility level aggregate data for the data sampled, was 94.3% (95% CI = 90.6% 98.0%) and 100.0% respectively for the aggregate form and DHIMS-II database. Mean error in data transfer was 1.0% (95% CI = 0.8% - 1.2%). Percentage error comparing aggregate form data and DHIMS-II data respectively to the primary source data ranged from 0.0% to 4.9% respectively, while percentage error comparing the DHIMS-II data to aggregate

form data, was generally very low or 0.0%.

 

Conclusion: Routine maternal health services data in the Greater Accra region, available at the district level through the DHIMS-II system is complete when compared to facility level primary source data and reliable for use.

 

Keywords: Routine, Data, Maternal health, Completeness, Accuracy, Error rates

National IRB Members, Administrators and Stakeholders Symposium

Theme : Promoting Ethical Research in Ghana: The Role of Stakeholders

Date:14th December, 2017

Job Announcement-Communication Officer , WANETAM-2

 

The West African Network for TB, AIDS and Malaria (WANETAM-2) is recruiting a Communications Officer.

 

 

 

Job title: Project Communications Officer

 

 

 

Special conditions:

 

-           Candidates must be sponsored by at least one-member Institution of the Consortium (Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo)

 

-           A letter of support from the Director of the sponsoring-member Institution stating commitments.

 

-           Any qualified national (staff or non-staff) residing in any of the countries of the member Institution of the network (see annex of the WANETAM-2 Consortium members and addresses)

 

-           The Member Institutions can head-hunt, advertise and present candidates for short-listing and Interview

 

 

 

Job description: To manage the Communication platform of the Consortium that is serving the requirement of 16 West African Partner Institution; this include

 

-       Developing and managing the WANETAM website and collating information for input into the website that would need regular updating.

 

-       Coordinating the basecamp web-based intercommunication link and uploading/disseminating information to the members of the network

 

-       Developing Newsletter for the network

 

-       Archiving pictures and summary reports of the consortium work

 

Engaging national media of the country of your operation and institutional communication departments of member Institutions.

 

 

 

Essential requirements

 

-          At least a BSc in Communication and related fields

 

-          Proven experience in journalism, marketing, corporate communication or related fields

 

-          Knowledge of information systems, including web-based communication systems, Internet, social media

 

-          Full command of English and excellent writing skills. Knowledge of French will be an added value

 

-          Experience in dealing with multicultural working environment

 

-          Experience in networking abilities

 

-          Professional computer literacy

 

-          Ability to work independently and pro-actively

 

-          Analytical skills and ability to assimilate and process information on a wide variety of issues and to communicate for a wide variety of audiences.

 

-          Ability to manage a complex workload and to plan and prioritise

 

-          Proactive in media relations

 

-          Strong attention to details

 

-          Project management skills (not required but will be an advantage)

 

-          Willingness and flexibility to work flexi-time

 

 

 

Desirable requirements

 

-          Experience in content communication and sharing

 

-          Experience in the organisation of international meetings

 

-          Experience in report-writing

 

 

 

Limited full-time contract: 3-year contract with 6 months’ probation

 

 

 

Schedule:

 

-          Deadline for sending applications: 15th February 2018

 

-          Final interviews will be held during the week starting on 12th March 2018.

 

 

 

For application:

 

In addition to meeting the listed condition above (special condition), candidates will also present

 

1. One-page motivation letter,

 

2. A detailed CV

 

3. A laid-out communication brief (max. 400 words) on health communication awareness in Africa

 

 

 

Sending address: Please send your application to (name and e-mail below) before 15th February 2018

 

Subject heading: Application for the position of Project Communication Officer

 

Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by 7th March 2018. Interviews will be organised face to face or via Skype.

 

 

 

WANETAM promotes equal employment opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

WANETAM 2 MEMBER COUNTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS

Country

 

Site/Institution & address Contact persons

 

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Burkina Faso

Centre Muraz Bobo Dioulasso

2054, Avenue Mamadou Konaté, 01 BP 390 Bobo Dioulasso 01- Burkina Faso

Tel: +22676515683 /+22670465774

Dr Adama Sanou E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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The Gambia

Medical Research Council (MRCG)

Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara P. O. Box 273,

Banjul The Gambia

Tel: (220) 4495442/6 Fax: (220) 449415

Dr Assan Jaye

Umberto Dalessandro

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National Public Health Laboratory Services, (NPHL) Bertil Herding Highway, Kotu Layout, The Gambia Tel: +220 99 7 44 77 Dr Ignatius Baldeh

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Ghana

University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, P.O. Box LG 25, Legon Accra

Tel: +233-208128703//+233209990278

Dr Audrey Forson

Ms Nana Oye Akuffo

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Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana,

P. O Box LG 581, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Tel: +233271858627/+233209990278

Dr Drothy Yeboah-Manu

Ms Nana Oye Akuffo

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4 Guinea Bissau

Apartado 8611004 Bissau Cedex,

Tel +245 320 1672/955900303/966604119

Prof. Placido Cardoso

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Mali

Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC)

Point G, P.O. Box 1805 Bamako Mali

Tel: +223 6675 3396/ 6674 0961/ 7610 5289

Prof Ogobara Doumbo Prof. Mahamadou Ali Thera

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SEREFO/UCRC (HIV/TB Research and Training Center) FMOS, University of STT, Bamako Hamdallaye ACI 2000, Rue 405 Porte 359, Bamako, Mali

Tel. +223 2029 0407; Fax: +223 2029 0408,

Dr Almoustapha Maïga E-mail:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nigeria

Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR),

6 Edmond Crescent, Yaba, Lagos Nigeria

Tel:   +2348182939514, +234806326912

Dr Nneka Onyejepu

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College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Queen Elisabeth road, Mokola Ibadan, Nigeria

Tel: +234(0)8055203928 & 8038091502

Dr. Aderemi O. Kehinde

Mr Rahman Olarewaju

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International Research Center of Excellence, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, Plot 252 Herbert Macaulay Way, CBD, Abuja, FCT 23409 Nigeria

Tel: +234 803 592 7904

Prof. Alash’le Abimiku

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Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos

Tel: +234 803 451 7261 / +234 806 550 7122

Dr Augustine Ebonyi

Prof Edmund Banwat

Ms. Susan Azi

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Senegal

Réseau Africain de Recherche sur le SIDA/ Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation (RARS/IRESEF

Tel: 221-338722588 Fax: 221-338502017

Prof Souleymane Mboup Mr. Jean Pierre K. N’Guessan

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Institut Pasteur, Dakar

30 Avenue Pasteur Dakar, Senegal

Tel: +221 33 839 9241

Dr Aïssatou Toure E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Department of Parasitology, University of Dakar (UCAD) Prof. Oumar Gaye

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Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Free Town Prof. Foday Sahr

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Togo

Laboratoire National de Référence (LNR) des Mycobactéries, Lome Tel: +228 90134906 Tel: +228 90028535 Tel: +228 90015656 Prof Dagnra Anoumou

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Mr. Kadanga Essozimna

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