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The Third Annual Meeting of the International Doctoral School in Global Health (Indigo)


The International Doctorate in Global Health (Indigo) recently held its third annual research meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.


Pictured are (from left): Frederique Vallieres, Indigo student (CGH, TCD); Malcolm MacLachlan, Indigo Director (CGH, TCD); Richland Mugambe, Indigo Student (Uganda); Vincent Jumbe, Indigo Student (Malawi); Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Indigo Partner (Uganda); Alister Munthali, Indigo Partner (Malawi); Bonnix Kayabu, Indigo student (School of Nursing, TCD); Amarech Guda, Indigo Student (Ethiopia); Simon Nantamu, Indigo Student (Uganda); Catharine Ndinda, Indigo Partner (South Africa); Peter Baguma, Indigo Partner (Uganda); Annariina Koivu, Indigo Student (School of Computer Science, TCD); Karen Hand, Indigo Student (School of Psychology, TCD); Joseph Mfutso Bengo, Indigo Partner (Malawi); Karl Peltzer, Indigo Partner (South Africa); Nuha Ibrahim, Indigo Student (CGH, TCD); Isabel Kazanga, Indigo student (Malawi); Ogenna Uduma, Indigo Coordinator (CGH, TCD); Julia Louw, Indigo Partner (South Africa).

Indigo is a strongly interdisciplinary programme focusing on social health science strengthening health systems.  This consortium is core funded by Irish Aid and has attracted sufficient  additional funding to now support 12 PhD students, working across 7 African countries.  Progamme partners include four universities in sub-Saharan Africa; Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ibadan (Nigeria), Makerere (Uganda) and University of Malawi; the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, Harvard School of Public Health and the Methodology Hub at Queen’s University, Belfast with links to the UK Cochrane Centre in Oxford; with  The programme also works collaboratively with South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) and the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), based in Geneva.  Indigo is led by the Centre for Global Health, Directed by Prof Malcolm MacLachlan of the School of Psychology, and Coordinated by Dr Ogenna Uduma of the School of Medicine.

For more information on the Indigo Programme, please visit


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