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MARCAD seeks to train a core group of African scientists in West and Central Africa who will be able to provide relevant answers for the control and elimination of malaria.
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Project title : Assessing the health system effectiveness in the prevention, control and management of malaria among pregnant women in the Volta and Ashanti regions of Ghana    

Virtue holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Science and a Master of Science in Applied Health Social Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. Trained as a Social and Behavioral Scientist, she is passionate about studies bordering around gender and health with particular emphasis on maternal health. She has worked extensively as a research officer on a number of Public Health projects conducted in the University of Ghana, School of Public Health. She further worked as the project manager on the WHO/TDR supported African Regional Training Centre for Implementation Research in University of Ghana, School of Public Health.
Virtue’s MARCAD PhD project seeks to identify bottlenecks to the implementation of Intermittent Preventive Treatment with Sulfadoxine–Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP), Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) and case management of malaria among pregnant women by assessing the health system effectiveness. After her PhD, Virtue plans on playing a vital role in research, with particular emphasis on Implementation Research to improve access and effectiveness of the numerous health interventions particularly in Ghana and Africa, in general. Furthermore, she intends getting into academia where she can be actively involved in training health professionals not to be solely involved in curative medicine but in preventive medicine as well.

  • MARCAD represented at the WANETAM2 annual meeting 2019

    The Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Institute (NMIMR), Accra / Ghana, hosted from 14th to 16th January 2019 The West African Network for TB, AIDS and Malaria (WANETAM) annual meeting which theme was “Empowering African Research Institutions through Capacity Building, Partnership and Networking”. The WANETAM2 program is comprised of four Nodes of Excellence created by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to combat poverty-related diseases in Sub Saharan Africa. UCAD/MARCAD members are part of the WANETAM2 programme, they collaborate with the MRC The Gambia in the malaria work package and they have the responsibility of the Work package related to the Neglected Tropical Disease Node of Excellence, Prof Oumar Gaye is the PI and the Associate Professors Magatte Ndiaye and Doudou Sow the 2 CoPIs. The 2 CoPIs Dr Ndiaye and Dr Sow attended the meeting of WANETAM2 in Accra..