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Workshop on Improving Disease Monitoring Capacities and Early Warning Systems in West African Countries

3rd – 6th October, 2017

Venue: Noguchi Conference Hall, NMIMR

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with funding from the Government of Japan has organized a four day workshop on improving disease monitoring capacities and early warning system in West African countries.

The workshop is part of a regional project: Supporting and Strengthening Sub-Regional Post-Ebola Medical Surveillance and Socio-Economic Recovery Initiatives in West Africa, which is designed to provide technical assistance and support at sub-regional, national and grassroots level to the three Ebola affected countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone), and Côte d’Ivoire. It is intended to assist these countries to address urgent needs in the health, social and economic recovery, conflict prevention and peace building in common border areas. This initiative seeks to strengthen and assist border communities to better respond to disasters/epidemics.

 

OBJECTIVES

The workshop is expected to result in improved abilities of five countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) to:

  1. rapidly identify diseases of public health importance and outbreak potential
  2. use GIS for enhanced disease surveillance especially at the border areas
  3. apply tools for disease risk assessment, vulnerability mapping and effective risk communication towards preparedness and outbreak control.

PARTICIPANTS

Seven delegates each  from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for a total of 35 participants attended the workshop. There were also observers from the UNDP, West African Health Organisation (WAHO), Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Embassy of Japan.

Participants Technical and Financial Partners

National level:

  • Health Information Management Officer

Border districts:

  • Disease Surveillance Officer
  • Technical Officer-Health Promotion
  • Port Health Officer (land point of entry)
  • Veterinary Officer
  • Clinician
  • Community Health Officer
  • UNDP
  • WAHO
  • ACDC
  • JICA
  • GHS
  • Embassy of Japan

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


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MEETING DATES AND DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION

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MEETING DATES AND DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

JANUARY – DECEMBER 2017

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

(Protocol to be submitted by the end of the working day at 5:00pm)

MEETING DATES

(1st/2nd Wednesday of every other month)

 

Monday, 19th December 2016

 

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017

 

 

Monday, 20th February, 2017

 

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017

 

Monday, 17th April, 2017

 

Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017

 

Monday, 19th June, 2017

 

Wednesday, 5th July, 2017

 

 

Monday, 21st August, 2017

 

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017

 

 

Monday, 16th October, 2017

 

 

Wednesday, 1st  November, 2017

 

 

 

 

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research under the auspices of Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to invite you to its first Postdoctoral Fellows Conference that will be held at the Noguchi Conference facility from May 4-6, 2017.

The theme for the conference is “Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Control of Infectious Diseases of Poverty in Africa” .

This event is being held to mark the fifth year of the Postdoc programme and it will be attended by all postdoctoral fellows including the alumni, mentors and supervisors to date, members of the advisory board, stakeholders in both the public and private sectors in Ghana.

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Legon, Accra

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