BREATHE Small Grant Award Scheme 2018
We are pleased to announce that the 5 research studies below were each awarded £3000:
Charles Batte - The accuracy of a novel mobile phone application (Wulira App) compared to standard audiometry in assessing hearing loss among patients on treatment for MDR-TB in Uganda
Nelson Eze - Predictors Of Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes In Public And Private Hospitals In Abakaliki, Nigeria
Irikefe Obiebi, Oboratare Ochei, Tochi Okwor, Shamiso Fama and Atongo Ashu - Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Risk of Respiratory Symptoms among Bus Drivers in Three African Cities
Gabriel Okello, Joy Eze, Olusobola Balogun, Ochwua Babah, Tariq Ahmed and Rahel Argaw Kebede - Effect of cooking behavior on exposure to household air pollution from different cooking fuels
Ingvar Sanyu, Abduol Ouedraogo, Ermias Amare and Lamla Nqwata - The Knowledge, Attitude And Practice Regarding Non Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis (Ncfbr) Management Among General Practitioners In Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, South Africa And Uganda
Winners of the PATS MECOR 2016
Small Grant Awards
THREE SMALL RESEARCH GRANTS OF $2000 EACH WERE AWARDED IN 2016.
A combined application from Group 3 in Level 1, Dr Ndukwu, Dr Gondwe, Dr Ale, Dr Kimani was given an award for their project titled: “PREVALENCE OF REDUCED LUNG FUNCTION AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS AMONG SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN, IN THREE AFRICAN CITIES.” the group were mentored by Dr Uju Ozoh, Dr Alemayehu and Prof. Brian Faragher.
An application from Group 5 in Level 1, Dr Huluka, Dr Mataya, Miss Tsirizani, Dr Chukwudi, Dr Ndamala also received a joint award for their project titled: “IS LOW BIRTH WEIGHT ASSOCIATED WITH LOW LUNG VOLUME IN AFRICAN ADULTS” the group were mentored by Prof. Stephen Gordon.
Dr Osman Rashid from Level 2 received an award for his project titled: “PREDICTORS OF FREQUENT EXACERBATION AMONG COPD PATIENTS IN SUDAN” his mentor was Dr Brian Allwood.
Small Grant Awards 2015
A joint award was given to Fatai Akemokwe, Ju-Wei Chang, Blessings Chisunkha, Eshiobo Irekpita, Diana Marangu, Godwin Obasikene,(Level 1 students 2015) who were supported by Jacqueline Kagima and Charles Obonyo (Level 1 faculty 2015) for their research project: "KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS IN KENYA, MALAWI, NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA REGARDING OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN"
Dr Motto Malea Nganda (Level 2 in 2015) was awarded for his research project: "AGRICULTURAL BURNING PRACTICE AND ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS AMONG RURAL FARMERS IN CAMEROON"
Another joint award was given to Kaali Seyram,Coulibaly Mbegnana Gbegnide Herve, Codjo Leopold, Attoh Toure Harvey, Munyanja Daniel, (Level 1 students 2015) who were supported by Herve Lawin and Alison Lee (Level 1 faculty 2015) for their research project: "FIELD EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BIOLITE IMPROVED COOKSTOVE OVER 2 YEARS OF USE: A PILOT STUDY"
PATS MECOR 2015 Writing Prize
Dr Bankole Kuti Peter was awarded a £50 Amazon voucher for his paper titled: "PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF HYPOXAEMIA IN HOSPITALISED CHILDREN AT THE EMERGENCY UNIT OF A RESOURCE CONSTRAINED CENTRE"