Monday, 12 May 2014

Wellcome Trust research capacity scientific conference. Uganda in May 20 - 21, 2014.

Wellcome Trust will be hosting a research capacity scientific conference in Uganda in May 20 - 21, 2014.  The conference will showcase the breath and quality of the science outputs from the Trust’s capacity-building projects. CARTA is one among the Trust's projects.  

A call for submission of abstracts from beneficiaries of the Trust's support was floated in December 2013. This call received over 170 responses which were assessed on merit by a selection committee made up of both Wellcome Trust staff, governors and researchers. 

Several CARTA fellows submitted their abstracts for consideration whereby three were accepted for final presentation to the conference, the three, together with the titles of their abstracts and type of presentation are shown on the table below:

Last name
CARTA Institution
Abstract title
Presentation type
The University of Nairobi
An exploratory study of reintegration of women following obstetric fistula surgery in West Pokot, Kenya.
Stephen Ojiambo
Makerere University
Prevalence and correlates of disability among older Ugandans: Evidence from a national household survey
University of the Witwatersrand
Genetic Variation in the Vitamin D Receptor and HIV Disease Progression in a South African Cohort

The presentation is a competition with the best oral and poster presentations will receive an award.  Anne Khisa, Stephen Ojiambo Wandera and Simbarashe        Takuva will be hoping to win an award in their presentations.


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