The Travel Bursary Scheme was launched in May 2019 to encourage early career researchers based in LMICs to attend and present at the first SEDRIC Global Meeting. The scheme was extremely successful and attracted many applications from researchers based in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia.  Ten finalists were selected from an amazing pool of candidates to attend the meeting in London in October.  

  • Oluwafemi Adewusi, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  •  Afreenish Amir, National Institute of Health, Pakistan
  • Francis Kakooza, Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Tracy King, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Sulaiman Lakoh, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone
  • Ralalicia Limatio, Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Indonesia
  • Abi Manesh, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Sylvia Omulo, Washington State University Global Health Kenya program, Kenya
  • Yogandree Ramsamy, National Health Laboratory Services, University of KwaZulu-Natal,  South Africa
  • Nilar San, University of Medicine 2, Yangon, Myanmar

The finalists were asked to give speedy talks at the Global Meeting, sharing with the audience their career path and contribution to date to the field of AMR and surveillance. Our board member, Professor Iruka Okeke mentored the finalists in the lead up to the meeting.

A Winner and two runner-up prizes were awarded to the best talks. Congratulations to Sylvia Omulo for winning the 1st prize and to Francis Kakooza and Tracy King as joint runner up. Watch the videos below to hear the three winners take away from the SEDRIC Global Meeting.

Sylvia Omulo

Francis Kakooza

Tracy King