c-21-1The COUNTDOWN Annual Partners meeting started on 20th April to 22nd 2016 at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra Ghana. Partners from various countries in Africa, United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA) participated in the meeting.Participating partners from Africa came from Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Liberia. There were partners from Liverpool, Brighton and Washington DC representing the UK and USA.

The opening ceremony was graced with dignities including Ghana’s Ambassador of Neglected Tropical diseases Dr Joyce Aryee and Dr Badu Sarkordie who represented the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Ebenezer Appiah Denkyira.

The Dodowa Health Research Centre, one of the research sites on the COUNTDOWN project was represented by the Director Dr Margaret Gyapong and some of the staff at the centre.