November 2014 presentations

10th November 4pm
Capacity Strengthening

 Professor Sir Brian Greenwood, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, provided an overview and introduce a 17 minute film on the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium, MCDC, which has been working to strengthen PhD training programmes in five African universities.

This work, funded by the Wellcome Trust with co-funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is increasingly recognised as a model for institutional and scientific research capacity development.

An MCDC doctoral student, post-doctoral fellow and member of staff of one of the partner African institutions will discuss their experience of the MCDC programme.

– Evelyn Korkor Ansah is a Deputy Director of the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service.

– Dr Sanie Sesay Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has worked in the field of clinical trials and malaria epidemiology. He relocated to Malawi for his Malaria Capacity Development Consortium PhD studentship and now has a postdoctoral position at Department of Clinical Sciences at LSTM.

– Dr Wilson Mandala a Senior Lecturer in Basic Medical Sciences at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi