Global Conference on Implementation Science showcases graduates of TDR’s postgraduate training scheme

TDR news item
30 July 2019

The role of implementation research in accelerating universal health coverage was showcased at the recent Global Conference on Implementation Science, which was hosted by BRAC University’s James P. Grant School of Public Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 June – 1 July 2019. BRAC is one of the seven universities TDR partners with on the postgraduate training scheme, which offers full scholarships to students who obtain Masters degrees focused on implementation research in malaria, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases.

7 students on stage
Photo credit: BRAC University

Seven graduates from the universities implementing the scheme - in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Lebanon, South Africa, and Zambia – were selected to present their implementation research projects on neglected tropical diseases and TB at the conference. They are:

Alfred Kwesi Manyeh (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa): “Using intervention mapping to design and implement quality improvement strategies towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Northern Ghana

Andrés Felipe Úsuga Rodríguez (University of Antiochia, Colombia): “Barriers that limit implementation of thermal fogging intervention in vector control for dengue in Medellin, Colombia

Ateeb Ahmed Parray (BRAC University, Bangladesh): “Hospital infection control in selected facilities managing drug-resistant tuberculosis in Bangladesh

Sabina Timilsina (Gadjha Mada University, Indonesia): “The acceptability of screening of diabetes mellitus among tuberculosis patients at DOTS centres in selected districts of Nepal

Patricia Maritim (University of Zambia): “Evaluating the appropriateness of a mass drug administration programme in Livingstone District, Zambia

Faustina Gyimah (University of Ghana): "Fear of the unknown: exploring psychosocial factors that influence implementation of DOTS strategy in Accra Metropolis, Ghana

Saha Naseri (American University of Beirut, Lebanon): “Post-evaluation of a tuberculosis awareness campaign in Afghanistan using RE-AIM framework

For more information, contact Makiko Kitamura, TDR Communications Officer