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FORUM: Ifakara work featured at global COVID Circle Conference

Dec. 13, 2022 From 13:00 hours EAT
FORUM: Ifakara work featured at global COVID Circle Conference
A snip of the COVID Circle Conference banner with an inset of Ifakara Health Institute researchers, Dr. Sally Mtenga. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/KMC

An Ifakara Health Institute work conducted by seasoned social scientist, Dr. Sally Mtenga, and colleagues was featured at the global COVID Circle Conference held virtually yesterday, Tuesday December 13th 2022.

The title of the event was: “Beyond the Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”. Dr. Sally’s work was featured using a poster presentation which focused on “perceived challenges of managing diabetes type 2 during COVID-19 in Tanzania and Kenya - Implication for intergrating social protection schemes.”

In addition to the poster presentation, Dr. Sally’s work was shared using a 5-minute recording in which she described her study’s background, methodology, results and conclusion.

This was a large-scale, public, virtual half-day conference which brought together global researchers working on COVID-19 research, particularly those from the COVID CIRCLE Researcher Community (CCRC); research funders that have supported COVID-19 research; and other stakeholders.

The event aimed to create a lasting legacy of the COVID CIRCLE Researcher Coordination activities; showcasing the impact of COVID-19 research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), whilst creating a space to facilitate connections and collaboration.