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GHI Researchers Win Awards at CUGH

 GHI Researchers Lulua Bahrainwala and Ben Schrwarz each took home the prestigious Lancet/CUGH Best Student Poster award at The Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in New York on March 15-17. Of the hundreds of student entries nine awards are given.  Each award was accompanied by a $500 cash prize.

Congratulations to Ben and Lulua!

Both Lulua and Ben's posters are based on research that they carried out while working in Madagascar.

Elizabeth and Lulua


Lulua's research project:  Economic Evaluation of the Use of Drones for Tuberculosis Care in Remote Madagascar focused on the cost-effectiveness of the Drone Observed Therapy Systems project. She concluded that "DrOTS could be cost-effective compared to DOTS [direct observed therapy-short course] for treatment of drug susceptible active pulmonary TB."

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Ben's research project:  Early Evaluation of Video-Assisted Healthcare Training in Low Literacy Remote Settings of Madagascar focused on the efficacy of video-based health education materials. He concluded that "tablet-based video education modules were demonstrated to be effective in improving knowledge of key hygiene practices, particularly with videos containing cartoon visual aids."

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