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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.

Professor Tagbor, MARCAD principal investigator at UHAS, took the opportunity to make a presentation on the project objectives and activities to the participants. The two postdoctoral candidates on the project Dr. Gifty Ampofo and Dr. Matilda Aberese-Ako, took part in the sensitization workshop.

The sensitization workshop was closed by the appointment of the Pr. Tagbor and Dr. Gifty Ampofo as members of the Expert Technical Committee to review national guidelines on malaria in pregnancy. The Director General of the Ghana Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, had chosen the MARCAD principal investigator at UHAS, Pr. Harry Tagbor to lead the committee.

The meeting was successful, and the parties agreed to cooperate with UHAS to ensure that the study went on successfully.