Reopening Primary Schools during the Pandemic

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It is inexcusable to open nonessential services for adults this summer if it forces students to remain at home even part-time this fall.   As communities and families navigate the complicated issues around reopening schools, experts argue that children returning …

11th August 2020 | Covid-19

RECOVERY trial initial findings

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Dr Devesh Dhasmana, the lead for NHS Fife in the national clinical RECOVERY trial which aims to identify treatments that may be beneficial for people hospitalised with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 has recently been speaking to Kingdom FM on their …

16th July 2020 | Covid-19

Scottish experts help fight Covid-19 in Uganda

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Dr Derek Sloan is working closely with colleagues at the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in order to develop a series of adverts and programmes for Ugandan television about Covid-19.  These broadcasts are being transmitted on …

3rd June 2020 | Covid-19

Covid-19 – Ask the experts

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During April and May 2020, ‘three ask the expert’ sessions were held for staff to answer their queries on Covid-19. These were introduced by Prof Stephen Gethins. The panel included Prof Stephen Gillespie and Dr Devesh Dhasmana from the division …

20th April 2020 | Covid-19

Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference

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From the 23rd-27th February 2020, Damilola Oresegun, PhD student with Dr Janet Cox Singh attended the Molecular Approaches to Malaria (MAM) conference in Lorne, Australia.  Taking place every 4 years, MAM aims to present the latest molecular advances in malaria …

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Dorothy Miller bursary presentations: Sharing experiences in Malawi

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The three students who were awarded Dorothy Miller Bursaries this year, Sofia Garcia Agudo, Sarah Alvi and Sarah Eshkour, gave great presentations about their experiences in Malawi this summer to an audience of interested second year students and members of …

7th October 2019 | igh

The SMERT project ends in success

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Funded by the European and Developing countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), the two-year project brought together four institutions in Tanzania: National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) through its Mbeya Medical Research Centre and National Health Research and Ethics Committee (NatHREC), …

1st October 2019 | igh

Ebola preparedness in Rwanda

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The ongoing Ebola outbreak in DR Congo continues to present challenges, not only to those who are directly affected, but to neighbouring countries.  Dr Sloan, a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews …

7th August 2019 | igh

Reduction in neonatal mortality in 10 hospitals

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New facilities and training in Malawi have reduced child mortality by one third in a year.

7th February 2018 | igh

Launch of Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, new born and Child Health in Lilongwe, Malawi

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Dr Queen Dube, Clinical Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at QECH, Blantyre and Dr Bernadette O’Hare, College of Medicine, deputy academic Head of Department attended the launch of this networking event on behalf of PACHA.

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