1. Ramy Ghazy, the assistant lecturer of Tropical Health is the principal investigator of Joint WHO-TDR Small Grants Scheme (SGS) for operational research in communicable diseases (SGS 16-27) (RPD. 11/1) entitled: "Evaluation of PCR Assay for Detection of Schistosoma mansoni DNA in Human Stool Samples". (2016-2017)

Co-investigator: Mohamed Tahoun, Lecturer of Epidemiology

 

This study aimed at:

  • To determine the prevalence of S. mansoi in a single stool sample collected from the study group by Kato-Katz and PCR.
  • To evaluate the validity of and performance of PCR in detection of S. mansoni.
  • To determine the prevalence of S. mansoni after conventional therapy with PZQ.

 

2. Ramy Ghazy, the assistant lecturer of Tropical Health is the principal investigator of WHO-RPPH Research priority in Public Health research grant entitled: "Causes and Distributions of Under-Five Mortality in Alexandria Governorate Using the Verbal Autopsy and Social Autopsy Studies Interview". (RPPH 18-83) (2018-2019)

Co-investigator: Mohamed Tahoun, Lecturer of Epidemiology

 

General objective:

To identify causes and distributions of under-five mortality in Alexandria Governorate using the verbal autopsy and social autopsy studies interviews.

Specific objectives:

  • To identify age-specific cause of death among under-five children.
  • To determine causes of mortality in rural, and urban areas.
  • To Validate the role of VASA as a tool for determining the cause of under-five mortalities.

 

3. Ramy Ghazy, the assistant lecturer of Tropical Health is the principal investigator of Joint WHO-TDR Small Grants Scheme (SGS) for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty (SGS18-95) entitled: "Determinants of Schistosoma mansoni transmission in hotspots at the late stage of elimination, Kafr El Sheikh governorate". (2018-2019)

Co-investigators: Mai Badr, Lecturer of Environmental Chemistry & Biology

Nehad Taktak, Assistant Lecturer of Vector Control & Pesticides Risks

Mohamed Tahoun, Lecturer of Epidemiology

 

General objective:

To study the determinants of Schistosoma mansoni transmission in hotspots at late stage of elimination, Kafr El Sheikh governorate

Specific Objectives:

  • To estimate the prevalence of human S. mansoni infection in correlation to environmental factors seasonally.
  • To assess the prevalence of snail infection in correlation to environmental factors.
  • To carry out a malacological survey of the intermediate host seasonally.
  • To evaluate the role of socio-economic and behavioral factors affecting the prevalence of S. mansoni infection.

 

 

4. Noha Ossama, the assistant lecturer of School Health is the Principal Investigator of the WHO/EMRPPH grant  project number (RPPH 16-105), entitled: "Health Seeking Behavior and Medical Management of Pneumonia among under Five Children in Alexandria, Egypt; Mothers’ Perspective" (2016-2017).

 

Co-investigators: Yasmine Yousry Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad, Lecturer of Maternal & Child Health

Ayat Diaa El Din Mohamed Saber Ashour, Lecturer of Geriatric Health

 

General objective:

To identify health seeking behavior and medical management of pneumonia among under five children in Alexandria, Egypt; Mothers’ Perspective. 

Specific objectives:

  • To address mothers’/ primary care givers’ health seeking behaviors for their suspected pneumonic/ pneumonic under-five children.
  • To assess first medical management received for pneumonic under-five children from mothers’ perspective.
  • To investigate barriers in management of pneumonic under-five children from mothers’ perspective.