Official Opening of Research Center at Tubman University, Liberia

The research center at William V.S Tubman University was officially opened by the President of the university, Dr Elliot Wreh-Wilson and the German Ambassador to Liberia, H.E. Hubert J. Jäger on Tuesday 8th October. The official opening included speeches by distinguished guest, Dr Kateh (Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer); senior staff of the university, Dr Barh (Vice-President Administration) and Dr Wesley (Vice-President Academic Affairs); the GIZ project manager, Mr Damien Bishop; and members of the research team, Mr Natt and Dr Oppong.

The research center has been established as part of a GIZ project to improve the research capacity of the university, which is being implemented by Health Focus GmbH (lead) and evaplan GmbH. The research center will be equipped with ten desktop computers, a printer/scanner, projector and a small resource library. A number of licences for STATA and Nvivo have also been purchased. The establishment of the research center complements the other two main project components, namely: working with the university to develop an institutional research strategy; and delivery of a training program comprised of six individual workshop modules to provide staff with the knowledge and skills needed for conducting public health research.