ACEPHAP Collaborates with Fruitful vine International on use of STATA Package
Africa Centre of Excellence for Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP) in collaboration with Fruitful vine International, organized a six-day training workshop on Hands-On Research Data analysis with STATA package. The workshop opens on Monday 2nd September, 2019 and ended on Saturday 7 th September, 2019. It took place at the ACEPHAP headquarters located at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano.
In her opening remarks, the Director of ACEPHAP, Professor Hadiza Galadanci told the participants that the centre having trained the centre team along with staff from the collaborating departments of the university in research capacity building, it has become necessary to train them on the use of modern statistical tools such as stata package aimed at improving their proficiency in data processing to achieve a successful research.
Professor Galadanci stated that the workshop would provide opportunity to the participants to enable them take full control of their research and by so doing become ‘a world class researcher of high repute.’
She said Centre would persevere in its determine efforts to encourage the conduct of cutting edge research and translating its outcome into policy and practice for the benefit of humanity, adding that the Centre would continue to train its team for optimum productivity.
The ACEPHAP Director further stated that the workshop was open to all clinicians who wished to take advantage of the training to participate with a view to improving their proficiency in data processing using the modern statistical tools known as STATA. In his introductory remarks, the representative of Fruitful vine International and the workshop trainer, Dr. Gbenga Olorunfemi, a Doctoral fellow, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, said this was the first time such training is taking place in the north and Kano in particular..
Dr. Gbenga stated that Clinicians/researchers in the South West particularly Lagos, were the major beneficiaries of the training programme, saying that in the last two years, a total of 250 researchers were trained.
He said today, Fruitful vine International is collaborating with ACEPHAP to bring the training to the door step of clinicians/researchers in the ancient city of Kano. ‘I expect active participation by all the participants. It is a rare opportunity for you to excel in data processing using STATA. The package enables you to achieve less error in your process of data, he remarked.
Among the benefits of the training according to Dr. Gbenga Olorunfemi, apart from acquiring the knowledge of applying the package for processing your statistical data, STATA software will be installed free on participants’ personal computer for hands-on training.