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Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Ghana

Overview and context On 14th February 2019, a public engagement workshop on ‘improving stroke rehabilitation in Ghana’ was held at the University of Ghana. This was a collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Studies (UCL) and the Academic Partnership for...

Community perceptions on sexual activity and stroke

Sexual Activity and Stroke: Does Cause-and-Effect Exist? Between October 2017 and February 2018, I was in Ghana to conduct a study on local communities’ perceptions on chronic illnesses and stroke. We conducted 30 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in five communities...

Africa CDC

Last week I attended a talk by Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The talk was given at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and gave a brief overview of the Africa CDC and its goals. The idea...

Africa and the Epidemiological Imagination

By Marissa Mika and Megan Vaughan In early September we hosted a workshop on Africa and the Epidemiological Imagination at University College London’s Institute of Advanced Studies’ Common Ground. The workshop was sponsored by the Wellcome Trust as part of a Senior...

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