T-REC, Building research capacity of blood transfusion services in Africa – University of Copenhagen

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T-REC, Building research capacity of blood transfusion services in Africa

Country of Study

Ghana

Source of funding

EU (FP-7 Grant)

Project description

T-REC works to improve African research capacity that will meet local health needs. We do this in three main ways: Firstly, we fund and supervise four Ghanaian and Zimbabwean PhD students to research blood transfusion services in their countries. We also provide small bursaries to 60 local graduate and postgraduate students in medicine, science, social sciences and media to focus on blood transfusion as an area of study. Finally, we support 42 local blood transfusion staff to undertake a Professional Diploma in Project Design and Management (DPDM). This means providing training for a one-year, in-post research project to help improve transfusion services so they can meet the needs of the local population.

Publications and general information

http://www.t-rec.eu/

Principal Investigator

Imelda Bates (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

Collaborators

Henrik Ullum (Copenhagen University Hospital)
Ib Bygbjerg (IDG, University of Copenhagen)

Project timeline

2011-2017