The 2019 edition of the University of Zimbabwe Annual Medical Research Day was held on the 19th of October at Rainbow Towers. This year’s theme was “Innovative Research for Health Care”. The Director of Institute of Continuing Health Education (ICHE)- Mr C A Samkange welcomed all members present and highlighted that the Annual Medical Research Day (AMRD) is an evolution from the Faculty Research Day concept where the University of Zimbabwe expected each Faculty to dedicate one day to the presentation of the research output of each year. He also emphasized that true value of the research efforts is when the research is driven by community needs and results are shared with policy makers and with practitioners.” A total of 12 MPH residents made their presentations as indicated below. Two of the residents won awards, first – Best provincial paper, “Evaluation of the At Risk Surveillance System at Marondera Provincial Hospital, Mashonaland East Province, 2018” by Emmanuel Govha. The second being best HIV /AIDS paper, “Evaluation of the HIV case based surveillance system (CBS) piloted in Mutare district, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe, 2018” by Alex Ingwani.
Below are the presentations done by the MPH residents
|Presenter||Title of Presentation|
|Evaluation of the malaria elimination surveillance: A case study of Beitbridge District, 2018.|
|Mhondoro Marvellous||Investigation of A Suspected Typhoid Fever Outbreak Among Tazozora Farm
Compound Residents, Ward 18, Harare 2019,
|Paul Musarurwa||Prostate Cancer in Harare City, Zimbabwe: Trends in Incidence, Mortality and
Epidemiological Characteristics, 2006-2015
|Diarrhoea trends in Children under 5 years, Zimbabwe, 2013-2018|
|Chamunorwa Mhembe||Determinants of Non-Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment Among HIV
Positive Adolescents in the Mining District of Sanyati, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe, 2019.
|Emmanuel Govha||Evaluation of the at Risk Surveillance System at Marondera Provincial Hospital, Mashonaland East Province, 2018.|
|Evaluation of the Maternal Death Surveillance and Response System in
Mazowe District, Zimbabwe, 2019
|B. Mushangwe||Malaria Outbreak Investigation in Nyamahobogo, Mt Darwin District,
Mashonaland Central Province, 2019: A Case Control Study.
|Alex Ingwani||Evaluation of the HIV case based surveillance system (CBS) piloted in
Mutare district, Manicaland province, Zimbabwe, 2018.