It has been almost two years since the outbreak of the SARS-COV-2 Viral pandemic. Part of the response to this pandemic has been research to inform policy and management options. Needless to say, conducting research during epidemics is riddled with several coordination and implementation challenges, and several African institutions have rich experiences that we can glean and learn from.
To this effect, The Global Health Network in partnership with the Uganda Virus Research Institute organised a webinar, bringing together experts in the field from across Africa to share their experiences. At the end of the webinar, you will have gained insights on how to navigate the associated bottlenecks and successfully coordinate and implement high quality studies during epidemics in resource limited settings.
You can download the slides by clicking on the speakers' names:
Dr Bruce Kirenga: Chief Research Scientist and founding Director of the Makerere University Lung Institute
Dr. Joseph Bonney: Emergency Medicine Specialist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Research Fellow with the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group at the Kumasi Collaborative Centre for Research in Tropical Medicine.
Dr John Lusiba: internal medicine physician and Cardiologist working with the Uganda People’s Defense Forces.
Dr Khozya D. Zyambo: general paediatrician and public health practitioner working for the Ministry of Health Zambia under the Infectious Diseases Unit as a National Paediatric HIV Chief Mentor and Lead HIV/TB ECHO program.