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MIA research presented at the Ethiopia seminar

Three MIA researchers participated in a recent seminar hosted by the University of Oslo in a digital format. The online webinar included several presentations and talks from Norwegian and Ethiopian health research collaborators, as well as a Q&A session.

The seminar hosted by the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO) presented findings from the ultimate phase of the Strategic And Collaborative Capacity Development in Ethiopia and Africa (SACCADE) Project, funded by Norad and the Exceeding Learning through Strategic Mobility and Academic Partnership (EXCEL Smart) Project, funded by Diku. Both projects have included the two MIA partner institutions in Ethiopia; Jimma University (JU) and St.Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC).

The event highlighted the collaborative research, research education efforts and experiences made by Norwegian and Ethiopian partners since the SACCADE project started in 2013. It also pointed to new and ongoing collaborative initiatives, such as MIA and the NORPART project.

During the seminar Professor Marianne Jahre, MIA project leader, held a presentation on the topic of expanded partnerships with attention to supply chain management. MIA researcher and professor at Jimma University Institute of Health Sciences, Zeleke Mekonnen, also held a presentation on PhD program development in Ethiopia. Associate Professor at Jimma University, Gudina Terefe, presented the topic “research ethics capacity development in Ethiopia”.

Watch the seminar here.