Malaria/Infectious Diseases Symposium

by Angeline

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A Malaria/Infectious Diseases Stakeholder’s Symposium was held at the HopeXchange Medical Center in the middle of August.  It was Co-Chaired by Dr. Michael Cappello – Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis and Public Health  at Yale University and Chair of Council on African Studies and Dr. Francesco Castelli – Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the University of Brescia, Italy and a UNESCO Chair.  From the local scene, particularly noteworthy was the active participation of Dr. Tsiri Agbenyega, – Professor of Child Health and Provost of KNUST University and a Principal Investigator on the PATH-Malaria Vaccine Initiative and Dr Michael Wilson – Deputy Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana. The Symposium included a hands-on approach when the participating leading experts were exposed to a rural medical outreach that hopeXchange carries out periodically in the remote parts of Ghana.