UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit- MARS aims to bring together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation.

UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit - MARS 2016 will have scientific support from UNESCO (United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization), African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC), the University of Cambridge, UK, University of Rome, Institute Pasteur International and Merck.

The annual Summit aims to contribute to building research capacity in the African research community, with special focus on “Infectious Diseases and Women Health”. The Summit will also showcase innovative research taking place in projects, programs and initiatives across African universities, and by the wider African research community. The summit is a unique opportunity for Africa’s young and talented scientists to share their research output and findings with the top echelon of scientists from Africa and abroad. It is also an opportunity for networking and career development. The Summit will presents a platform where young scientists will be able to discuss the enabling environment for better research among others.

On other note the organizing committee will launch the “Best African Woman Researcher Award” to recognize the outstanding contribution of African female scientist with aim to promote women in research and advance their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The annual Summit – UNESCO-MARS will address the vital role of research in the improvement and sustainable development of population health with specific emphasis on how to translate knowledge into action - the 'know-do gap' - to improve health and make an impact on society.


Abstract Submission Details
Abstracts are invited from final year African PhD students and young investigators involved in research related to Infectious Diseases with the aim to improve Women Health. All should be primarily based at African research institutes and Universities, although collaboration within Africa as well as outside is encouraged.
All abstracts will be peer reviewed.

Dead line 30th of August 2016


MARS 2016 Awards
All abstracts will be peer reviewed and 100 winners will be eligible for Sponsorship.
First three winners will be eligible for further number of Research Awards.
Further Research Award will be dedicated for Best African Women Researchers
Stay tuned..


EMA News

    • Obituary

      Hirut 2016-06-29 11:56:18

      ObituaryDr. Nure Shukare was born in karra Kukura woreda West Hararge in1978 E.C He was graduated from Gondar Health Science College with Medical degree in 2003 E.C. He worked in Bale Zone Goba Hospital for 2 years. Currently he was a final year internal medicine resident in Jimma University College of Health Science. Since the last 5 months he became sick and was on treatment in Black Lion Hospital...

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    • EMA-IAS/CIPHER Conducted a Research on "Antiretroviral Treatment Outcomes among Adolescents Living with HIV in Ethiopia"

      Hirut 2016-06-24 11:56:32

      EMA-IAS/CIPHER Conducted a Research on Ethiopian Medical association in collaboration with AAU, School of Public Health and the International AIDS Society/CIPHER project is undertaking a study entitled “Antiretroviral treatment outcomes among adolescents living with HIV in Ethiopia: a study to compare outcomes in adolescents with those of younger children and adults. The study is expected to generate the evidence base to help design...

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      Hirut 2016-06-23 12:00:28

      ችግር በተፈጠረ ቁጥር በሃኪሙ ላይ እጅ የሚቀሰር የለበትም ህክምና የቡድን ስራ ነው ዶ/ር ምርኩዜ ወልዴ በጅማ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ተባባሪ ፕሮፌሰርና መምህር ገና አንደኛ ደረጃ ተማሪ እያለ ነበር ስለ ህክምና ማሰብ ጀመረው ሚዲያው ሲያወራ ና ሃኪሞችን በማየት ጥሩ ውጤትም ስለነበረው አስተማሪዎቹም ሃኪም ነው መሆን ያለብህ ሲሉት ነው ወደ ህክምናው ሊያዘነብል የቻለው፡፡ ቤተሰቦቼ ነጋዴዎች ናቸው ወደ ንግዱ ቢገባ ደስ ይላቸው ነበር… ዩኒቨርሲቲ ሊገባ መሆኑን ሲሰሙም የወር ደሞዝ ከምትጠብቅ ንግዱን ብትቀላቀል ይሻልሃል አሉት እንጂ ማንም አላበረታታውም ፡፡ የተወለደው ቡታጅራ ይሁን እንጂ ያደገው ባቢሌ የምትባል አገር ሃረር ውስጥ ነው፡፡በ 1990 ላይ ነው ህክምናን ለማጥናት ጅማ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የገባው፡፡ዶ/ር ምርኩዜ በጅማ ዩኒቨርሲቲ...

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    • EMA-MEPI Project Funded Research Papers Published on EMJ

      Hirut 2016-06-23 08:22:40

      EMA-MEPI Project Funded Research Papers Published on EMJEthiopian Medical Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with Addis Ababa University-School of Public Health, MEPI project to capacitate young physicians working in emerging regions and disadvantaged areas and to retain graduates through research based incentives.  In this connection, EMA in collaboration with MEPI project office provided consecutive training in two rounds on...

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    • ህክምና እውቀትና ክህሎት ብቻ ሳይሆን ፍቅርና ርህራሄንም ይጠይቃል

      Hirut 2016-06-16 11:30:45

      ህክምና እውቀትና ክህሎት ብቻ ሳይሆን ፍቅርና ርህራሄንም ይጠይቃልየኢትዮጵያ ህክምና ማህበር ፕሬዝዳንት ዶ/ር ገመቺስ ማሞ  የቅዱስ ጳውሎስ ሚሊኒየም  ሆስፒታል ሜዲካል ኮሌጅ በሀገሪቱ ያለውን  የህክምና ባለሞያዎችን እጥረት ለመቅረፍ ከሆስፒታልነት ወደ ኮሌጅነት ከተሸጋገረ ጀምሮ ጤናው ግልጋሎት ከፍተኛ አስተዋጾ አድርጓል፡፡  ከነኚህ ማሳያዎቹ ውስጥ በተቋሙ መሰጠት የተጀመረው  ማለትም  የኩላሊት ንቅለ ተከላ አገልግሎት ብቸኛው ተቋም ያደርገዋል፡፡ ኮሌጁ ከውጭ ሃገርና ከሃገር ውስጥ የጤና ጥበቃ ሚኒስቴርን ጨምሮ አጋሮች ሲኖሩት ከኢትዮጵያ ህክምና ማህበር ጋርም ጥራት ያለው ህክምና ግልጋሎት እና ስነምግባርን የተላበሰ ባለሞያ ማፍራት ላይም በጋራ ይሰራል፡፡  ማህበሩ በሚያደርገው ማንኛውም እንቅስቃሴም የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ባሰፈለገው ጊዜያት ድጋፉን እያሳየ ነው፡፡...

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    • Bioethics Training held for Interns in Gondar university

      Hirut 2016-06-15 08:16:44

      Bioethics Training held for Interns  in Gondar universityEthiopian Medical Assocation/EMA/ with partnership with USAID provided one day   Sensitization Workshop on Medical Ethics for Doctors in Ethiopia for 120 Interns at University of Gondar medical and Health Science college from June 11-12, 2016. The workshop was open under the speech of Dr. Sisay Yifru, Dean of Medical and Health Science who was mentioned  the benefits of bioethics at head of time...

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    • Health professional Association plat form conducted Instructional design training and course development

      Hirut 2016-06-08 12:15:15

      Health professional Association plat form conducted Instructional design training and course developmentEthiopian Medical Association and Ethiopia Nurses Association in collaboration with USAID project of “Fostering EMA's Capacity to Promote Continual Professional Development (CPD) & Evidence Based Learning project.” held a workshop and course development on Instructional design training at Alert Training center from May 23-27, 2016. A part of the health professional association (HPAs) main...

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