Evaluation and Planning workshop for TB Ranger program with Baru Conservation Alliance rangers and partners

A WORKSHOP: Community-based TB case-finding and treatment support: working with Baru Conservation Alliance rangers in the remote mountain areas of East Kwaio.

Tuberculosis (TB) remains at unacceptable rates in the East Kwaio area of Solomon Islands. At the Atoifi Adventist Hospital (AAH) approximately 10-15 people are treated for TB each year. In a population of 10,000 this equates to 100-150 cases/100,000 pop. There are many more undiagnosed cases known to occur in mountain areas and distant villages.

The Baru Conservation Alliance Rangers have been trained and are conducting active TB case-finding in culturally relevant ways. This workshop will evaluate progress to date and plan future activities.

Date: Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 April, 2021
Location: Baru Conservation Alliance Headquarters, Auki or via Zoom

For more details about this workshop, please email Mr Tommy Esau, Director, Baru Conservation Alliance ARU

For more information about the work of the Baru Conservation Alliance, please visit:

Auki, Solomon Islands and Zoom

Scientific Writing Course from TEPHINET

A free Scientific Writing Training course is available for Junior-level scientists, Field Epidemiology Training Program participants, and general public interested in scientific writing. The course can be undertaken at anytime online.

This scientific writing course guides learners through the process of writing and publishing an original research manuscript (called a “scientific paper” throughout this course).

The course originated as a three-day scientific writing workshop for global Field Epidemiology Training Program residents and emerging authors. Materials were converted to an e-learning course to expand reach and increase flexibility and convenience for learners. The course includes both infectious and non-communicable disease examples.

For more information, visit:


Role of Faith-Based Leaders and Communities in the Prevention and Control of COVID-19

WEBINAR: Role of Faith-Based Leaders and Communities in the Prevention and Control of COVID-19
Speaker: Reverend James Bhagwan

Date: Wednesday 8 July 2020
Time: 08:00 to 09:00 (Manila time) / 12:00 to 13:00 (Suva time)
Zoom link:
Password: 8V*0k#Rz
Contact: Dr Jocelyne Basseal for any information on future topics (bassealj[at]

Shared by Vanessa Sparke, AHRG member and member of the Western Pacific Region Infection Prevention and Control Network.

Zoom webinar

Learn-by-doing research workshops

Associate Professor Peter Massey will deliver a series of ‘learn-by-doing’ workshops with final year students at Atoifi College of Nursing.

Peter is a Clinical Nurse Consultant and Program Manager for Health Protection with Hunter New England Population Health and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University. Peter is a Foundation member of the Atoifi Health Research Group.

Atoifi College of Nursing