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EMBLEM Principal Investigators Meet in Kenya to Discuss Consortium

Senior Principal Investigators pose for photo after the EMBLEM PI meeting in Kisumu KenyaPrincipal Investigators for the Epidemiology of Burkitt’s Lymphoma in East African Children and Minors (EMBLEM) met on 24 September 2014 in Kisumu, Kenya to discuss the formation of a consortium for African Principal Investigators undertaking research in Burkitt ’s Lymphoma and other cancers in Africa.  The workshop aimed to orient African researchers on roles, responsibilities and opportunities of a principal or co-principal investigator.  Participants heard from established African researchers discussed the rights, privileges, obligations and responsibilities of a site PI as well as the opportunities that a PI and site PI have to expand and strengthen research capacity for their institution, and the research careers for the site leaders and other research staff. The agenda for the PI meeting can be found at:

http://www.afenet.net/emblem-conference/workshops.php
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APARET Holds Final Seminar for Cohort III in South Africa

Prof Elizeus Rutebemberwa – APARET Project Manager conducing a session during the Cohort III final seminar in Polokwane, South AfricaThe African Programme for Advanced Research Epidemiology Training (APARET) held a final seminar for Cohort III fellows on 3 September 2014. The seminar was embedded into the 10th Conference of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) which took place in Polokwane, South Africa from 3 – 6 September 2014.  The APARET seminar focused on the progress of the fellowship activities and gave fellows an opportunity to meet their mentors and supervisors to review their concepts for grant proposals. Two of the eight fellows had the opportunity to present their abstracts at the student’s symposium on 6 September 2014.

 

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AFENET’s Board of Directors Meet in Kampala

(L – R) Dr. Sheba N. Gitta,  Dr. Kenneth Ofosu – Barko, Dr. Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Dr. Akin Oyemankinde, Prof. Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Ms. Peace Kinani, Prof. Fred Newton Binka

The AFENET Board of Directors held a face to face meeting in Kampala, Uganda from 26 – 29 August 2014. The objective of the meeting was to review and approve the work plan and budget for next financial year 2014/ 2015 as well as discuss strategies for implementation of planned activities for financial year 2014/2015. The first two days were dedicated to Board Subcommittee meetings.

The current Board of Directors was elected at a General Assembly meeting on 22 November 2013.

 

Cholera Outbreak Investigation in Greater Accra Region

Mr. Robert Domo Nuoh - GEFLTP Cohort VII resident interviewing a patient during the cholera outbreak in AccraFive GFELTP residents in Cohorts VI and VII, together with the National Disease Surveillance Department and the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate participated in a cholera outbreak investigation in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana from 24 July– 3 August 2014. The outbreak occurred in the metropolitan areas of La Dadekotopon, Lodzokuku Kurowor, Ga South, Ga West and Tema Metropolis all in Accra.

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Upcoming Events

APARET Proposal Writing and Project Planning Workshop
Date: 31 March 4 - April 2014
Venue: Sea Cliff, Zanzibar
63rd  Annual Epidemic Intelligence  Service (EIS) Conference
Date: 28 April - 02 May 2014
Venue: Atlanta, Georgia
2nd International Conference, ASLM
Date: 30 November - 04 December 2014
Cape Town Convention Centre

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