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Video: CARTA Fellow emerges winner in abstract presentation

CARTA Corhot 6 Fellow Nomfundo Moroe during her rapid-fire pitch presentation at the DELTAS AGM in Accra, Ghana on July 5, 2017. PHOTO/AESA

CARTA Fellow Nomfundo Moroe won the Best Abstract Award in Ghana during the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa Annual Meeting.

The convening which began on July 3 to 5, 2017, brought together African health researchers from 31 African countries to showcase some of the ground breaking research being done on the continent to address Africa’s health challenges.

She lived true to the theme of the AGM, that is, “showcasing the best so far” as she made an engaging rapid-fire presentation—under three minutes—where she presented her pitch about the management of noise and hearing loss in the mines in South Africa.

Ms Moroe, a PhD Candidate from the University of Witwatersrand, beat 14 other PhD Candidates and Postdoctoral fellows drawn from DELTAS Africa and others from India.

Watch her video here.

DELTAS Africa is a US$100 million programme supporting the Africa-led development of world-class researchers and scientific leaders in Africa. It supports 11 collaborative teams headed by world class researchers and spanning 54 lead and partner institutions from across the continent.

The annual meeting brought together African health researchers from 31 African countries where they showcased some of the ground breaking research being done on the continent to address Africa’s health challenges.

Africa has a disproportionate global disease burden of 25 per cent despite that it represents 17 per cent of the world’s population. Devastating outbreaks such as Ebola and the growing burden of non-communicable diseases have underscored the need for locally relevant research.

Written by Eunice Kilonzo, CARTA Communications Officer.

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