Five CARTA fellows have been selected to make presentations at the Scientific Symposium for Emerging Scholars in Health, from July 15 -17,in Nairobi, Kenya. The symposium is organized by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) It will bring together past and current African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) Program awardees, administered by APHRC, and other researchers in the region to share research findings, network, and learn collaboratively. There will be both oral and poster presentations in health systems research as well as public and population health research.
Dieudonne Uwizeye, a cohort 1 fellow will make two poster presentations entitled “Neighbourhood conditions determine diarrhoeal risks in Huye urban informal settlements in Rwanda” and ”Primary healthcare at home for diarrhoea patients: Experience of Huye urban informal settlements in Rwanda’.
Joel Olayiwola Faronbi who is in cohort 3 will make a poster presentation entitled “‘Perceived health and social need and access to health care among elderly in a rural community in South West, Nigeria”. He will also do an oral presentation entitled “Perception, occurrence and prevention of elderly abuse among residents of Owo, Ondo State Nigeria”.
Mphatso Kamndaya, a cohort 1 fellow will make an oral presentation entitled “Material deprivation and youth sexual behavior in urban informal settlements, Malawi: Preliminary findings”.
Peter Mamtobe is in cohort 2 and will do an oral presentation entitled “ Impact of multi-intervention campaigns on the malaria epidemics in Malawi”.
Taofeek Awotidebe, a cohort 1 fellow, will make an oral presentation entitled “Effect of cardiac rehabilitation exercise of physical function in patients with chronic heart failure” and present a poster entitled “ Assessment of health-related quality of life, socio-economic status and physical activity in apparently healthy adults”.
The symposium features pre conference workshops where participants will learn effective presentation and public speaking, research leadership and management, academic supervision and mentorship, media engagement and research communication tools development, grant proposal development, and be introduced to health systems research.