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The University of Southampton
Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

AMR research applications for challenges in rural Ghana Event

CKI ghana
12:00 - 13:30
27 November 2017

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Event details

A talk by NAMRIP's first Commonwealth Professional Fellowship recipient: Dr George Wak

In July, NAMRIP was awarded a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship from the Department for International Development (DFID) to allow knowledge exchange between George Wak, of the INDEPTH network in Ghana, and members of NAMRIP. NAMRIP member, Dr Jim Wright (FSHMS) is the primary host. George has been embedded for short periods in 4 different teams here: The Centre for Global Health; The Centre for Population, Poverty & Policy; The Global Health Research Institute and The Aquatic Engineering and Fisheries team. He will talk about this and his experience in the analysis of demographics and geographic information, obtained at the Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) department of the Navrongo Health Research Centre in Ghana, which can help understand, mitigate and even off-set the way microbes are transmitted by analysing data from a large number of individuals, categorised by demographic and geographical information. 




12.00 - Lunch and a chance to network

12.30  - Welcome: Professor Tim Leighton (FEE, Chair of NAMRIP and Global-NAMRIP)

12.35 - Introduction: Dr Jim Wright (FSHMS)

12.35 -  Dr George Wak: 'AMR research applications for challenges in rural Ghana'

13.05 - Q & A and discussion

13.10 - Dr Parwez Hossain: a brief project update on: ‘Microbial pathogen detection in ocular infection using microfluidic impedance flow cytometry’ (with Lighthouse, Mombasa, Kenya and Christian Medical College, Vellore, India).

13.25 - Q & A and discussion

13.30 - Finish


All are welcome but to allow us to gauge the catering please remember to book your place.

Speaker information

Dr George Wak,Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana,Commonwealth Professional Fellow, University of Southampton

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