LSTM Student working in Ghana gains early career grant from RSTMH

News article 17 Nov 2022

LSTM Global Health PhD student, Edwin Panford-Quainoo, has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH). 

The RSTMH’s early career grant awards funds of up to £5,000 and applications can be made from researchers in any area of tropical medicine or global health. Edwin’s PhD research looks at antimicrobial stewardship practices amongst community pharmacists, in a suburb of Accra, Ghana.

The grant provides Edwin with the support he needs to conduct his field work on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The funding has come at an opportune moment, as it also enables him to observe first-hand stewardship during the pandemic and to expand on the global threat of AMR.

Edwin is supervised in his studies by Dr. Martha Chinouya (LSTM), Dr. Adam Roberts (LSTM) and Prof. Philip Adongo (University of Ghana) at LSTM. 

Speaking about the grant, Edwin said: “This could not have come at a timelier moment in my PhD, especially as I can now travel to Ghana and conduct my field work which was put on hold during the pandemic when the borders were closed”

In addition to the grant, Edwin recently won the Impact Award at the 2022 Postgraduate Research Students’ conference and is delighted to receive this funding to continue expanding on his research.