21 September 2017
If an event remains imprinted in the memories of the 52 students recruited by Afrique One-ASPIRE during the year 2016-2017, it is indeed the ‘2017 scientific event’. From 10 to 23 September 2017, the second annual meeting of the Afrique One-ASPIRE Scientific Research Consortium was held in Arusha, Tanzania. It comprised three main parts: the summer school (September 10-18), the scientific event (September 19-20) and the management board meeting (September 21-22). The students only took part in the summer school and the scientific event.
During the summer school, they were trained on One Health, planning and managing research, scientific and grant writing. It was during the scientific event that the best of them of the year 2017 were awarded. In addition to a certificate and a trophy, they each received a US$ 500 envelope. The winners were divided into 3 categories: the best oral communication, the best research abstract and the best poster. Prisca Ndour of Senegal won the prize for the best oral communication. Adiza Abass and Christian Tetteh Duamor, both from Ghana, won the best poster and research abstract respectively.