Julius Global Health PhD students present at European Congress
Julius Global Health PhD students Daniel Boateng and Natasha Housseine attended the 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) 2017, held on the 16th to 20th October in Antwerp, Belgium. The congress was organized by the Federation of European Societies of Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH) and aimed to provide a platform for state-of-the-art updates and recent breakthroughs in the field of tropical medicine and global health.
Julius Global Health contributions included Daniel Boateng's presentation on 'Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction among Sub-Saharan African populations', which assessed agreement between different cardiovascular risk equations among Ghanaian migrants and home populations with no overt CVD and Natasha Housseine's work on intrapartum foetal surveillance in a low resource setting. ECTMIH furthermore provided a platform for dissemination of the Accelerate Project, aimed at accelerating progress towards attainment of better maternal and neonatal health though basic health systems function strengthening in Ghana.