Here are the presentations from Drs Ferguson and Miteff at the 2019 sessions.
Note that if someone is a carrier (passes cysts of Entamoeba), then if they develop diarrhoea from some other cause, the cysts will form trophozoites – this does NOT mean the patient has amoebic dysentery!
- Consumables for AST –
- Set up of AST –
- Reading of the AST result –
Thank you Fiona for these excellent explanations!
Here is an excellent overview from Professor Trevor Duke who is a conjoint academic with UPNG. Follow his advice when setting up the study and writing its report.
Abstract: Many universities and colleges in low-income and middle-income countries require a masters dissertation or thesis for as part of postgraduate training, and some
colleges offer a 1-year to 2-year diploma of child health as a clinical qualification to enable skills in child health for generalists, or as part of the early phase of paediatric
training. This paper describes the stages of doing a research project for such a masters or diploma, and describes in detail how to write a minor thesis. The paper is designed to provide a practical approach for junior researchers, and their supervisors. Colleges differ in their formal requirements of a minor thesis (word count, line spacing, referencing style), but this paper outlines the principles and practical issues rarely covered elsewhere.
There are many types of EIA used in microbiology and biochemistry. Depending on the format of the test, some have alternative names such as ELISA and CLIA (chemoluminescent immunoassay). Continue reading
Guest posting: Associate Professor Anna Ralph, Director of Global and Tropical Health at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
News : UN General Assembly first ever High-Level Meeting on the fight against tuberculosis, September 28th 2018.
New(ish) WHO strategy and targets:
| ||SDGs||End TB Strategy|
|Reduction in number of deaths vs 2015||90%||95%|
|Reduction in TB incidence vs 2015||80%||90%|
|TB-affected families facing catastrophic costs||0%||0%|
Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North.
Part 3: Faeces culture plate reading. Video Felix Ferguson. 8 minutes.