Thursday, 18 October 2018

NGS Metagenomics Training at UVRI

Prospective Ph.D. students who had been carrying out their research and had preliminary metagenomics data for analysis met with their supervisor, Dr. Emma Thomson from MRC-University of Glasgow, Centre for Virus Research for NGS Metagenomics training, this was intended to orient the students so as to carry out their independent analysis in future.

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EDCTP Newsletter May 2015

Please find the May 2015 update from EDCTP, including the current grant calls expiring 18th June 2015 and the communication from the outgoing EDCTP ED, Prof. Charles Mgone Download Full Newsletter Here 

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Calling for interests support to management and operations of PHEO centres in response to Ebola outbreak in the DRC

On 8 May, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of two lab-confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). From 4 April to 17 May 2018, 45 EVD cases have been reported, including in three health care workers, and 25 deaths have been reported. Of these 45 cases, 14 have been confirmed. Most of these cases have been in the remote Bikoro health zone, although one confirmed case is in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million, which has implications for its spread. Nine neighbouring countries, including Congo-Brazzaville and Central African Republic, have been advised that they are at high risk of spread and have been supported with equipment and personnel.

The 1st meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the EVD outbreak took place on Friday 18 May 2018. It is recommended that the Government of the DRC, WHO, and partners remain engaged in a vigorous response – without this, the situation is likely to deteriorate significantly. This response should be supported by the entire international community.

A public health emergency operations centre (PHEOC) is an EOC specializing in response to emergencies involving health consequences and threats to public health. PHEOCs play a critical role in coordinating response efforts by all participating sectors and agencies. More requests for support to EOC management and operations in the country is foreseeable.

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