KAMPALA – Dr. Richard Idro, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS) at Makerere University, and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Neurologist at Mulago Hospital, is the winner of the inaugural Greenwood Africa Award.
The award will be conferred at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)’s graduation ceremony on March 5 this year.
Dr. Idro will be resident at LSHTM from Tuesday, 5 to Friday, March 18, 2019, based in the Department of Clinical Research.
He will deliver The Greenwood Lecture, hosted by LSHTM’s Malaria Centre, on Thursday 7 March, entitled: Severe Malaria, Nodding Syndrome and Wisdom Teeth.
The award consists of a medal and a week in residence at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in London.
The winner will be required to give a Greenwood lecture, as well as interact with relevant academics and give seminars as appropriate.
It will be awarded every three years, at the LSHTM graduation ceremony.
“Congratulations Dr. Idro! You have made Makerere proud” read a message from the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, who broke the news of the award.
The Greenwood Africa Award recognises the research achievements and future potential of a mid-career African scientist in contributing to the control of infectious disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
It is awarded to an individual who shows exceptional promise as an African research leader.