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Mesau mepi research progress report
Mesau mepi research progress report
Mesau mepi research progress report
Mesau mepi research progress report
Mesau mepi research progress report
Mesau mepi research progress report
Mesau mepi research progress report
Mesau mepi research progress report
Mesau mepi research progress report
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  • 1. Determinants of first ANC visit by pregnant mothers at COBERS sites in Northern Uganda Mr. Munanura Turyasiima (Principal Investigator) MBChB IV Gulu University MESAU-MEPI UNDERGRADUATE MENTORED RESEARCH PROGRESS REPORT 6TH JUNE 2013
  • 2. Group Members Turyasiima Munanura, MBChB IV Openy Abraham, MBChB I Mahulo Nelson, MBChB IV Eve Ahairwomugisha, MBChB IV Maurice Ntunguka, MBChB II Rodgers Tugume, MBChB Iv Opio Ronald, MBChB V
  • 3. Introduction Research Topic: Determinants of first ANC visit by pregnant mothers at the COBERS sites in Northern Uganda Study sites: 5 sites are under study (Atiak-Amuru, Madi Opei-Lamwo, Pajule-Pader, Mungura- Adjumani and Namukora-Kitgum) All the centres are HC IV’s one per study district (5 districts)
  • 4. IRB Presentation Paper was presented to the IRB committee in march 2013 Approval to undertake the study (Ref No: GU/IRC/13/03/13) Funds released in April 2013
  • 5. Training of Researchers Students going for community clerkship where trained and equipped with research skills before community placement to the COBERS sites Only students going to the selected sites underwent the training (2 per centre)
  • 6. Achievements’ outline Proposal development started immediately after the award and was ready for presentation by the February 2013 Presentation to the IRB (March 2013) and letter/approval to carry out the research issued Training of students (assistants) Pretesting of research tools at BOBI HC III Data collection was done from the 2 of the 5 study sites Training course on ‘protection of research participants’ as a requirement by MEPI (NIH) and other short courses in data analysis (MESAU)
  • 7. Tasks ahead Collect data from the remaining study sites Data Entry and sorting by the end of august 2013 Data Analysis (Sept and October 2013) Peer review (Dec 2013) Report writing/Dissemination (2014)
  • 8. Challenges Delay in IRB approval Academic schedule (students and mentors) Delayed release of funds to catch up with students leaving for the community
  • 9. Acknowledgements Research Group Members Faculty mentors (Dr. Akera Peter and Prof. Odongo Aginya Emmanuel) Mr. Anold Mindra (MESAU grants officer) MESAU-MEPI the funders of the research Gulu University (FOM)
  • 10. APWOYO Any Questions

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