Blantyre: Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW), an organisation that studies and strives to conquer major health issues spanning communities and hospitals in the country and across Africa will conduct a science cafe event on November 23, 2018 at Malawi College of Medicine in Blantyre.
Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, the organizing chairperson of the occasion who is also Communications Manager at MLW, Rodrick Sambakusi said the science cafe event is held annually to provide a platform for scientists and the general public to engage on a selected theme.
The topic for this year’s event is Fighting Antibiotic Resistanceand we will hear from our distinguished invited panelists on what they are doing to combat the problem.
Then we will all together explore the causes of the issue and probably, find measures of mitigating the factors that lead to antimicrobial resistance through a discussion, he said.
We, therefore, extend an invitation to the general public to come and engage with our experts on this important topic as there will be lighter moments for this chance through a cocktail and entertainment, Sambakusi said.
He confirmed that Allan Chirwa and John Fire will spice up the evening during the event through their performances as people will be eating and drinking all for free.
According to Sambakusi, the speakers for the this year’s ceremony will be honourable Juliana Lunguzi who is the Chairperson for Parliamentary Committee on Health, Dr. Nicky Feasey, Dr. Rebecca Lester, Ms. Agness Chitedze and Mrs. Watipaso Kasambala.
He further said the science cafe precedes the Research Dissemination Conference that College of Medicine and its affiliates has organized later in December.
Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust is an integral part of the College of Medicine based at the same institution at Blantyre campus.
It conducts various field researches on health issues. The institution’s current research sites include Blantyre Urban, Thyolo, Chikhwawa, Zomba, Mangochi and Machinga.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA