Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Top of the Class?!
International Hospital Kampala hosted a 'Scientific Day' at which medical staff presented on various topics, which were judged by a panel. Much to Alison's amazement (and amusement given her limited experience in research!), she was awarded first prize for research based on a presentation she gave on the STI programme and pilot, upon which she is about to embark. The objective of the programme is to control STIs better in the local community and in so doing reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with them, which include increased rates of HIV transmission and cervical cancer to name just a few sequelae.
The award mainly reflects the importance of this field of work (as opposed to her very limited research capabilities!!), which is further endorsed by your generous donations towards the running of the programme. Thanks to all your support, in the next few weeks we will be in a position to start the comprehensive STI programme and we hope that this in turn may attract some research funding. On that note, a special thanks to the Fleetville School parents for their efforts in raising some money, through a posh dinner held at Sue Maxen's house, which will also be put towards this community project. Good work guys! We really appreciate it!
Pictures courtesy of the Daily Mail.........