Training & engagement

One of our key objectives is to facilitate collaboration, training and capacity strengthening. We have facilitated a number of training activities to help ensure that researchers in Ebola-affected countries are able to make best use of the data we have assembled.

Credit: WWARN
Credit: WWARN

Dr Mahamoud Sama Cherif, a clinician and clinical researcher from Guinea, is undertaking a 12-month Clinical Research and Development Fellowship based at IDDO. This opportunity, funded by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) includes training and mentorship in data management, clinical research and biostatistical analysis. Dr Cherif is also working on the Ebola research agenda

IDDO hosted a workshop on Improving Research Data to Inform Better Treatment of Poverty-Related Infectious Diseases in in Nairobi, Kenya, in January 2018. The workshop was attended by more than 50 data managers, biostatisticians and researchers, primarily from sub-Saharan Africa. This activity was supported by funding from the British Council and the Newton Fund Researcher Links scheme.
Dr Julius Gilayeneh, a physician from Liberia, undertook his MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University Oxford and conducted his thesis with the support of IDDO on the use of Ebola evidence to inform the development of treatment guidelines during the 2014-16 West African Ebola outbreak. Julius’s work on understanding Liberia’s Ebola research priorities continues to advance the Ebola research theme.