Friday, 7 December 2012

Joseph Maurice Mutisya wins AU-TWAS prize in Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation, 2012.

Joseph Maurice Mutisya a CARTA fellow cohort 2, has won the prestigious African Union Developing Countries Academy of Sciences (AU-TWAS) National Competition Scientific Awards 2012.  Mutisya’s submission won the Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation category which has a prize money award and a certificate.   Mutisya’s submission is an outstanding achievement in scientific research in Africa.

Joseph Mutisya, extreme left on a field visit at the Kilifi District Hospital
Joseph Mutisya - extreme left - with colleagues on a field visit
to the Kilifi District Hospital, March 2012
The other category of the AU-TWAS prize is Life and Earth Sciences.  Each year, each participating country offers two prizes in each of the two fields to young scientists.  The news came while Mutisya was at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa attending the Joint Advanced Seminar (JAS 2) for his PhD fellowship by the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA).  
The Director of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and CARTA Director, Dr. Alex Ezeh congratulated Mr. Mutisya on this achievement on behalf of APHRC and CARTA staff.