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ACEPHAP Director, Prof. Galadanci (1st left) with one of the best researcher (middle) displaying the award

ACEPHAP Holds End of Year Get Together ... Rewards Hardworking Staff

Africa Centre of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP) held end of year get together to celebrate the achievements recorded by the Centre in 2022 as well as to reward some individual researchers who distinguished themselves during the year under review.
The occasion which took place on Saturday 14th January, 2023 at the Centre's Conference Hall was attended by the Director, Professor Hadiza Galadanci, members of the health personnel from the various hospitals in Kano involved in the implementation of some of the research grants won by the Centre.
Speaking at the occasion, the Director, Professor Hadiza Galadanci said the occasion was organized to thank Allah for the success recorded as well as to celebrate and recognise hard working staff who distinguished themselves during the implementation of the Centre's research grants. She also disclosed that some of the researchers who would soon leave the centre due to the conclusion of the research project would also be celebrated.
The Director thanked the Centre Management staff, the collaborative faculties and the projects researchers and other stakeholders who contributed tremendously to the successes it recorded during the year under review.
She said the get together and the reward introduced by the Centre was meant to serve as not only a morale booster but also as a form of recognizing hard work. This, she believed would ginger other staff who also want to emulate the awardees by working hard in order to also get recognized in the near future.
Among the Research projects being implemented by the Centre were E-MOTIVE Trial and IVON Trials.
The University of Birmingham Clinical Trial Unit, ACEPHAP and four other Research groups in four countries were conducting the EMOTIVE Trial. There were 80 health facilities globally participating in the trial and it was funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Fa'iza Ibrahim Muhammad E-MOTIVE research Midwife at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital emerged as the best research Nurse, (E-MOTIVE Trial Kano). On IVON Trial Research Project, Adabiyya Shehu Tijjani emerged the best IVON Trial research Nurse at Nuhu Bamalli Hospital. (Best IVON Research Nurse Kano).

During the occasion, a Physiotherapist, Aliyu Garba Sudawa took time to lecture the audience on how to use physical exercises to relieve stress. He advice extensively on the need for mild exercises such as stretching, normal walking, brisk walking, jogging to rigorous exercises.
Also the Centre's Deputy Director Research, Professor Taiwo Amole delivered lecture on time management. She said in the era where social media - WhatsAPP, Instagram, Face book, Twitter and U-Tube are taken the major parts of our time, there was the need to properly manage time. Because according to her once time is lost it would never be recovered.
Contributing to the time management issue, Professor Baba Maiyaki, the Centre's Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, is of the opinion that appropriate utilization of time should be categorized into four. Things that are urgent and important should be considered and done on time. Things that are important but not urgent should not be given priority. Things that is urgent but not important. He is of the opinion that somebody should be assign to do it and things that are not urgent and are not important.


Members of the ACEPHAP team in a group photograph
Members of the ACEPHAP team in a group photograph




The Africa Center of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP) is one of the World Bank supported African Centre of Excellence which is aimed at strengthening interdisciplinary approaches to promote population health outcome through training and research for evidence-informed policy development in West and Central Africa. 

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