MenAfriCar Holds Second Annual Consortium Meeting
The second annual consortium meeting, hosted by the Armauer Hansen Research Institute, was held at the UN Conference Center, Addis Ababa from the 20 to 22 January 2010. 50 delegates attended the meeting including representatives from all our partner institutes, WHO, MVP and colleagues from other consortia and research institutes.
The meeting focussed on reviewing and sharing lessons from the pilot studies that have now been conducted in all seven African partners (a significant milestone!) and on planning for the start of the main studies in 2010. An extremely productive three days of meetings were followed on Saturday 23 January by a lively communications training workshop attended by communications officers from each partner institute.
Thanks to Dr Abraham Aseffa and his staff at AHRI, the excellent organisation of the meeting contributed to an air of bonhomie which kept everyone going through some tough sessions.