The National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) initiative, supporting polio eradication in Africa under the Global Immunization Division (GID) branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), held a site visit to the African Field Epidemiology Network Offices from 28 – 30 November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda.
The objectives of the site visit were to: review status of Year 4 projects and activities, define, outline, coordinate plan for Year 5 activities, discuss post-year 5 planning (NOFO process and timelines), meet with AFENET in-country Points of Contact (POCs), as well as review CoAg management and administration policies and procedures.
During the meeting, the team met discussed among other key priorities, the CDC Cooperative Agreement (2015-2020) – 1 U2G GH001635, and drafted an Annual Performance Report for the project activities.
The meeting was attended by participants: Dr Rhonda Latim, Deborah Hamilton – CDC Polio Eradication, Dr. Mary Mulholland – CDC Extramural Team, Gabe Anaya – GID SIWD, Dr. Shakia Bright – CDC –GID, Dr Joseph Opare – AFENET Ghana 2nd Year of Life and , Dr. Adeyeln Asekin, CDC Nigeria
Ms. Berzawit Kibret, Ms Olivia Bbombokka, Mr. Bwakura Mchengeti, Mr. Joseph Magoola, Ms. Maria Amanya, Ms. Llian Kironde, Dr Simon Antara, Mr. Christopher Tanui, Ms. Beatrice Masika, Mr. Samuel Twinomugisha, Ms. Agnes Kiggundu, Ms. Agnes Namugaya, Mr. Andrew Sitati, Mr. Nathan Mubiru, Mr. Igbaver Isaac Ieren, Dr. Rebecca Babirye and Dr Endie Waziri from AFENET.
AFENET has been at the forefront of supporting African countries to develop their own indigenous capacity in field epidemiology and public health laboratory practice. AFENET currently supports over 30 countries in East, Central, West and South Africa.