WHO TDR-funded Research Workshop

The Atoifi Health Research Group was recently awarded a second WHO-TDR Research Capacity Strengthening grant. This grant is an endorsement of the quality and quantity of research conducted by the Atoifi Health Research Group, and validation for it to continue. We are all excited!

In December 2015, we will hold another research workshop with a focus on:
(i) Research Management – review and completion of 2015 research projects and planning for 2016 research projects,
(ii) Research Skills – specifically on in-depth interviewing (with a focus on the Women and TB project).

For more information, please talk to or email the WHO-TDR Grant lead, Ms Rowena Asugeni:

Photo: Rowena Asugeni and John Wakageni facilitating TB research in the East Kwaio mountains

Atoifi Adventist Hospital, East Kwaio

Workshop: Getting started in research

This four-day workshop entitled 'Getting Started in Research', will be facilitated by Mrs Rowena Asugeni and Mr Humpress Harrington, health research leaders from Solomon Islands. The workshop will be supported by public health researchers from Australia, Prof. Rick Speare and Dr Peter Massey.

The Workshop will be held at Atoifi Hospital from Monday 3 August - Thursday 6 August, 2015.

For more information, please contact: or

Atoifi Adventist Hospital, East Kwaio, Solomon Islands

Atoifi Health Research Symposium, 12 March 2015

The Atoifi Health Research Symposium will be held on Thursday 12 March 2015. During this one-day Symposium, Atoifi health researchers will report research findings from studies about tuberculosis, soil-transmitted helminths, malaria and more. This Symposium is another research capacity building activity funded by a WHO-TDR grant.

For more information, please contact Mr Humpress Harrington via email:

Atoifi Adventist Hospital, East Kwaio, Solomon Islands

Analysing Data and Writing Publications: A Research Capacity Strengthening Workshop

This third Atoifi-TDR Research Strengthening Building workshop will focus on essential research skills of analysing quantitative and qualitative data and writing publications.

For more information, please contact Mr Humpress Harrington

Atoifi Hospital