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AFRO-NETS> Course on Malaria Research Methodology/Operations Research

  • Subject: AFRO-NETS> Course on Malaria Research Methodology/Operations Research
  • From: Steven Chandiwana <chandiwana@blair.co.zw>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 17:13:01 -0400 (EDT)

Course on Malaria Research Methodology/Operations Research

Short Course Series
12th - 27th November, 2001
Harare, Zimbabwe

Blair Research Institute
Biomedical Research and Training Institute and
Johns Hopkins University
are offering a course on Malaria Research Methodology/Operations Re-

Course Objective:

To provide background in malaria epidemiology, transmission dynamics,
control methodology and operational issues involved in monitoring and
implementing various aspects of malaria control programmes.

Course outline and duration:

The course will be presented in a series of preparatory lectures fol-
lowed by detailed analysis of various modules each of which will deal
with specific programmatic aspects that relate to malaria control de-
signing, implementation and evaluation of malaria. There will be
presentations on research ethics related directly to the issues con-
sidered in each module.

The course contents will include:

1. Local Perceptions of malaria
2. Evaluation of methods of malaria diagnosis used in the rural and
district facilities in areas of different malaria endemicity
3. Treatment: Selection of drugs, various attributes of individual
drugs, multidrug therapy, treatment failure and drug resistance
4. Malaria Control: Design and implementation of a control programme
5. Behaviour change interventions for malaria prevention and control
6. Malaria data management, analysis and use

The course will extend over a period of 2 weeks and evaluation will
be based on a short answer written test and a take-home paper based
on the material presented. Successful candidates will be awarded a
certificate of competency.


Managers of malaria control programmes, health inspectors / sani-
tarians, environmental health officers, research scientists with in-
terest in malaria and other health personnel. Participants should
have either:

* Medical or Scientific degree
* City and Guilds (Advanced) Technological diploma
* Health Inspector/Environmental Officer diploma
* Associate degree or equivalent with appropriate course credits
* Practical experience in malaria-related field work


There are currently 15 fellowships available to eligible candidates,
however those with their own sponsorship are urged to apply. Course
costs are approximately US$ 1,500 inclusive of tuition, accommoda-
tion, meals as well as local travel and exclusive of airfares.

Applicants wishing to be considered for participation in this course
should forward the following information preferably by fax or e-mail
to the address shown below by September 14, 2001

1. Full name
2. Date of birth and nationality
3. Organization, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail ad-
dress where the applicant is employed
4. A list of educational qualifications, including date and place.
5. Job description in not more than 10 lines
6. Current field of research interest
7. Name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail of two
referees whom you have requested for letters of recommendations
which should be forwarded to the Coordinators of the course at the
address shown below.

Dr S L Mutambu or Dr S K Chandiwana
Blair Research Institute
PO Box CY 573
Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263-4-700-457/8
Fax: +263-4-253-979

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