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Childhood Obesity Prevention Education

Mary Vincent Mosha a Lecturer at KCMUCo and a THRiVE PhD fellow and her research is focused on Understanding modifiable factors associated with childhood overweight and obesity in Tanzanian primary schools. She has recently held a community led education activity to address the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle behaviors in a group of women. […]

Dr. Emmy Okello
Public Engagement on Rheumatic Heart Disease – Dr. Emmy Okello

Rheumatic heart disease currently affects about 40 million people worldwide, mainly young adults with about 345,000 annual deaths. Unfortunately most of these deaths occur in developing countries like Uganda where we have previously found an annual mortality of 17%. This is mainly because most of our patients present late with advanced disease. In 2010 Dr. Emmy […]

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THRiVE Newsletter June 2017

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Recently THRiVE selected very promising upcoming researchers to be sponsored for PhD training and others for postdoctoral placements. This is a good time to reflect on how we will ensure that they acquire exemplary knowledge, skills and culture of responsible conduct of research. We need to be pro-active in ensuring that none […]

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DELTAS Africa Newsletter October 2017

Message From the AESA Team It is my pleasure to welcome you to the second edition of the DELTAS Africa Newsletter. Judging by your feedback, the maiden edition was exciting, and we hope to build on that success to ensure the time you spend reading this and future editions is worthwhile. This edition covers a […]

Dr. Patric Kateete
Grooming Research Leaders – THRiVE Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. David Kateete a THRiVE postdoctoral fellow wins a National Institutes of Health/FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER grant . The project titled: ‘Nurturing Genomics and BioinformaticsResearch Capacity in Africa (Breca)’ will run for five years under grant number 1U2RTW010672-01. Public Health Relevance: The advent of high-throughput sequencing technologies that yield huge amounts of data has rendered bioinformatics expertise relevant in […]

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THRiVE-2 Shines at DELTAS Annual Grantees Meeting

The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) hosted the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa Annual Grantees Meeting from 3-5 July Accra, Ghana at the Fiesta Royale Hotel. The meeting was organized in collaboration with the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) one of the […]

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

In a bid to stimulate research excellence and progression to research leadership, THRiVE-2 plans to provide research career development awards to very promising researchers in the Consortium, composed of Gulu University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Makerere University, National Institute of Medical Research- Mwanza, Uganda Virus Research Institute and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, […]

Informed Choices
Informing Health choices in low-resource settings

Dr. Semakula is the Innovations and Knowledge Translation Officer at MakCHS. Prof. Sewankambo and Dr. Semakula are supported by the WT and AESA through the DELTAS grant to do public engagement at MakCHS and within the THRiVE consortium. Under the Informed Health Choices project funded by the Research Council of Norway they are developing and […]

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UVRI-THRIVE-2 Graduate INTERN Scholarship

THRiVE to Research Excellence (THRiVE-2) is a 5-year project implemented by a consortium of East African universities and research Institutions funded by the DELTAS Africa Initiative. DELTAS African Initiative is a funding scheme of the Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) with funding from the Wellcome Trust grant and the UK government. (Wellcome Trust […]