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Congratulations to the MARCAD Postdoctoral Fellow,  Kevin Ochieng’ Opondo, awarded a Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa Grant

Opondo is a postdoctoral fellow at DELTAS Africa-funded Malaria Research Capacity Development (MARCAD) fellowship. He is based at the Disease Control and Elimination Theme at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He holds a PhD in tropical medicine- entomology/epidemiology, from The University of Liverpool -Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and a postgraduate diploma in planning and management of tropical disease control programmes from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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MARCAD PARTICIPATION AT THE 7th MIM CONFERENCE

Twenty years after the first Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference (MIM) in Dakar , Senegalese was once more honored to organize the 7th edition of this prestigious conference, the meeting took place at the International Conference Centre of Diamniadio on April 15th to 20th 2018.

The MARCAD with the Department of Parasitology of the Faculty of Medicine of Cheikh Anta Diop University was the key organizer of the Conference with Professor Oumar Gaye chairing the Organizing Committee
The 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference (MIM) conference theme was ‘’ Dakar II: Two decades of progress, challenges and perspectives in ending Malaria’’.

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Sensitization workshop at the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

MARCAD PI, Pr. Harry Tagbor chosen to lead the Expert Technical Committee to review national guidelines on malaria in pregnancy

The Malaria Research Capacity Development in West and Central Africa (MARCAD) team of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana held its maiden sensitization meeting on 13th February 2018 at the School of Medicine conference room of the university.

The meeting called at the instance of the MARCAD was chaired by the Volta Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Timothy Sewornu Letsa, in the presence of health managers and health workers from the four study districts.

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Africa and Asia Science communications specialists meet in Durban/South Africa


MARCAD Communication Officer, Kodou Sene, has attended the 2nd Africa-Asia Communications Forum (AACF) from 22nd to 25th January at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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Congratulations to the MARCAD Postdoctoral fellow Dr Ousmane Sy for wining a grant of “Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa

Dr Ousmane Sy’s project titled ‘’ Structuration génétique des populations d’Anopheles melas de la région sénégambienne ‘’ << Genetic structuring of Anopheles melas populations across the Senegambian region >> has been selected for funding as part of the Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa (SLM) grant a five-year programme led by the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

“As part of our general postdoctoral research program, we focus on one of the members of the Anopheles gambiae complex, Anopheles melas, which plays a role as a local (secondary) vector in malaria transmission in the coastal

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