MICRO RESEARCH TRAININGOwen Muhangi
MICRO RESEARCH TRAINING CONDUCTED SUCCESSFULLY AT MUST
Maternal Newborn Child Health Institute (MNCHI) conducted its annual Micro Research (MR) workshop from 5th to 14th February 2020 led by Prof. Noni MacDonald and Dr. Shawna O’Hearn from Dalhousie University in Canada. The trainings are conducted together with the MUST trainers; Dr. Scholastic Ashaba, Dr. Francis Oriokot, Dr. Tumuhimbise Manasseh, Ms. Catherine Abaasa and Ms. Beatrice Katusiime. Under MR, small locally multidisciplinary health research teams develop research projects to improve health outcomes. The multidisciplinary training workshops enable participants develop skills needed for community focused research, develop the skills needed to work in a multidisciplinary group and write a successful community focused research proposal overview. The teams developed are then vetted by a panel of seasoned judges in research. Each of the successful teams gets USD 1500 to carry out research in their area of interest and then publish. Through the MR projects conducted, 23 publications have been attained.