Four members of GHTM group participated in the 11th EDCTP Forum, helded in Paris, France, and online between November 7th – 10th 2023.
The EDCTP Forum is a biennial event that “provides an international platform for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research addressing the burden of poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and the capacity development and networking activities that support this goal”.
Maria do Rosário O. Martins, Isabel Inês Araújo, Mohsin Sidat and Paulo Ferrinho, all members the PPS-GHTM Research Group, attended with one oral presentation and 4 posters. The oral presentation, in which M. Rosário O. Martins is co-author, results from the EDCTP funded project LusoAfroBioethics. In this work the authors presented “Research ethics committees in Mozambique: operational and functional characteristics evaluated from a self-assessment tool in 2019”.
The 4 posters were also presented:
- “Advanced Field Epidemiology Training (FETP) program delivered through blended learning in three west African Portuguese speaking countries”
- “EDCTP/Africa-CDC supported master b-learning Field Epidemiology Program in Cabo Verde: results from field training in strengthening the health information systems of Lusophone West African countries”
- “Chronic non-communicable diseases in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in the city and province of Maputo, Mozambique, 2021-2022”, and
- “BCG vaccine to reduce unplanned absenteeism due to illness of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. A multi-center randomised controlled trial (BCG-COVID-RCT)”
Crafted around the theme “Partnering for Global Health Research Innovation and Impact in Africa – Celebrating EDCTP: two decades and beyond”, this Forum was aimed to reflected on the achievements, impact, and challenges of the past 20 years of EDCTP, whilst looking forward to opportunities under the Global Health EDCTP3 programme.
See more about the 11th EDCTP Forum here.