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MARCAD Fellows at the 67th Annual Meeting of ASTMH in New-Orleans October 28th-November 1st 2018, USA

‘’This was definitely the opportunity for us, young researchers, to meet well experienced people…’’

MARCAD Post-Doc and PhD Fellows participated at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 67th Annual Meeting held in Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. They presented their research to the public and got a major interest from the participants of the ASTMH Meeting.

Dr Aminatou Kone is one of the post-doctoral fellows who attended to this meeting. She shared her experience as a young African scientist.

‘’It is always a great pleasure to attend this international meeting but in the context of representing the MARCAD as one of the fellows was a pride. We had the mission to make the network more visible at the meeting level.’’ Dr Aminatou MARCAD Post-Doc Fellow.

The MARCAD delegation joined nearly 4,600 tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, non-profits, philanthropy, government and the private sector at the ASTMH 67th Annual Meeting.

An occasion given to the MARCAD Post-Doc and PhD Fellows as young African scientists to present their projects.

‘’ It gives the chance to expose our work and interact with people that can improve or help finalizing some aspect by offering their lab or platforms access through exchange trips’’ said Dr Aminatou.

The MARCAD Fellow’s research projects got many useful feedbacks from the publics of the ASTMH 67th Annual Meeting.

‘’ I got to meet several people with many suggestion and improvement on the analysis I’m doing for my project. Some other gave useful information on how and where to find the right tool to proceed some analysis. Some other got interested by the project itself and could see a good opportunity for collaboration for next steps’’ Dr Kone said.

According to the MARCAD Post-Doc fellow, the ASTMH 67th Annual Meeting was an opportunity for young African researchers to meet well experienced people from many other places they would not have met if they did not attend the meeting.

MARCAD program offers national and international mobility funds to the fellows. This allow them to also visit all the other MARCAD partner institutions as much as needed.

’The partner institutions having different type of research orientations, this is helping us to take the advantage of each skills when it is needed in our projects with the support of the MARCAD core’’ said the MARCAD Post-Doc fellow Dr Aminatou Kone