Announcing 2016-2017 NCD Mini-Grantees

TEPHINET is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 Non-Communicable Disease Mini-Grants:

Grantee Country Project Title
Mahnaz Hamed Afghanistan Assessing the prevalence of selected major external structural birth defects at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2016–2017
Alyson Wright Australia Understanding the impact of targeted tobacco control funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Md Omar Qayum Bangladesh Women’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding cervical cancer and its screening in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Kouamen Tchoukeu Gael Cameroon Analysis of Maternal Death Notification Forms in Cameroon 2014-2017: How could it be improved upon?
Javier Alberto Madero Reales Colombia Epidemiological analysis of the relationship between air pollution (PM10 and PM2.5) and climatic variables: temperature and precipitation with the frequency of medical consults for respiratory diseases in the city of Medellin-Colombia, 2011-2015
Mariam Izoria Georgia Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices toward Cervical Cancer Screening among Female Healthcare Providers in Georgia, 2016
Ernest Konadu Asiedu Ghana Verifying the Accuracy of Stillbirth Data in Ridge Regional Hospital, Accra, 2017
Biswaprakash Dutta India Causes of non-compliance to continuum of care in patients screened under National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVD and Stroke (NPCDCS) for hypertension and/or diabetes in Sundergarh district of Odisha: 2016, a cross sectional study
Naveen Rastogi India Epidemiology of Road Traffic Accidents Occurring in Gautam Budh Nagar District on Yamuna Expressway, India, 2016-17
Lazile Bougouyou Franck Olivier Ivory Coast Development of a Road Traffic Injury Surveillance System in Abidjan: a Pilot Study
Djibril Barry Mali Determinants of perinatal mortality in the region of Sikasso, Mali in 2016
Dr Nadya Mezzoug Morocco Analysis of the determinants of lost to follow-up in the early detection program of breast and cervical cancer in Kenitra province
Eljakani Elhoucine Morocco Study Protocol CAP study on cancer in the region Fez Meknès
Batoure Oumarou Niger Prevalence of Neural Tube Malformations, Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices, Niger, 2016
Obi, Izuchukwu Frank Nigeria Assessment of the occurrence of major structural birth defects among babies delivered in Primary Health Centers (PHCs) in Enugu State from 2005 to 2015
Assad Hassan Nigeria An Evaluation of Population Based Cancer Registries in Nigeria
Emem Iwara Nigeria Cervical Cancer Screening: Awareness and Uptake among Women Living with HIV in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Saude Abdullahi Ibrahim Nigeria Rapid assessment of nutritional status of children aged 6-59 months in Wasa IDP camp, Abuja, Nigeria
Babalola Obafemi Joseph Nigeria Trends and Distribution of Road Crash and Road Traffic Injury in Nigeria, West Africa, 2010 – 2016
Ibidolapo Ijarotimi Nigeria Use of infant vaccination visits for postpartum family planning education at the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, ILE-IFE, Nigeria
Ravhuhali Khuliso Goodman South Africa Evaluation of Maternal Death Surveillance and Response System (MDSR) in Limpopo Province, South Africa
Unarine Makungo South Africa Evaluation of fatal violent and injury-related deaths surveillance system in Limpopo Province, South Africa
Ipyana Frank Mwandelile Tanzania Uptake of folic acid fortified flours among women of reproductive age in Ifakara-Morogoro, 2016
Richard Magodi Tanzania Knowledge and practice on harvesting and storage in relation to aflatoxin exposure among people living in Chemba district council Dodoma region, community cross-sectional study
Dr Witness Mukalukwatage Mchwampaka Tanzania Factors affecting the implementation of administering 3 or more doses of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive therapy of malaria in pregnancy in selected health facilities, Arusha region, Tanzania
Dr Hussein A. Haji Tanzania Prevalance of gestational diabetes mellitus and associated risk factors among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Zanzibar
Kwagonza Leocadia Uganda Evaluation of Data Quality of Kampala Population-Based Cancer Registry
Claire Biribawa Uganda Epidemiology of fatal and non-fatal road traffic injuries in Kampala, Uganda
Atuheire Emily Barigye Uganda Reviewing integration of MPDR and IDSR to inform Maternal Death Surveillance and Response implementation in Uganda
Henry Kyobe Bosa Uganda Initiation of hospital-based nutritional status surveillance at Rweshemeirwe Health Centre: Transforming a nutritional screening program into a surveillance system to predict Non-Communicable Disease patterns


About Mini-Grants

Since 2010, TEPHINET has administered 130 mini-grants to trainees of field epidemiology training programs around the world. Mini-grants are small (usually around $5,000) grants awarded through a competitive application process to the trainee, who serves as principal investigator on a project designed to analyze existing health surveillance data in a particular subject area within his or her country. General topical areas for mini-grants range from non-communicable diseases to environmental health, emergency response, and special pathogens and zoonotic diseases.

TEPHINET coordinates the mini-grant application and selection process in close partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manages contracting with mini-grantees, collecting deliverables, and dispersing grant funds. Subject matter experts from CDC serve as application reviewers and mentors to the mini-grantees. Grantees also receive mentorship from their local field epidemiology training programs. The end result of their data collection and analysis is a final report summarizing their findings which may be published in an academic journal and/or used as the basis for improving health surveillance systems in-country.

To date, TEPHINET has granted more than $638,000 from CDC for mini-grants to recipients from 37 countries: 

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe