AHRI And JU TIDRC Collaboratively Deliver A Weeklong Training On CSP Based ELISA And Bloodmeal PCR To MoH Staffs Of Yemen And Somalia

With support from the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO), WHO country offices, and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) in conjunction with Jimma University Tropical and Infectious Disease Research Centre (JU TIDRC) has been carrying out a specialized training and technology transfer to staffs from the Ministry of Health of Yemen and Somalia from 17th – 20th of August 2021.

The circumsporozoite protein (CSP) based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Bloodmeal polymerase chain reaction (PCR) training was provided to support the understanding of the distribution and contribution to transmission of malaria vectors, so as to address the most serious health challenges in malaria and to ultimately guide the development and design of prevention and control strategies of the disease.

The training included plenary discussions and a series of practical demonstrations that include: Buffer (PBS, BB, CTAB, & GB) preparation, Mosquito Bisection, Mosquito grinding, aliquoting, genomic DNA extraction and Preservation, CSP ELISA procedural preparation, and bloodmeal analysis and result interpretation.

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