HALI team gets together in Iringa, Tanzania

The HALI team got together on September 15th 2015 for a working meeting in Iringa, Tanzania. The meeting brought together HALI affiliated researchers from University of California, Davis, Sokoine University of Agriculture and Ifakara Health Institute.

The team holds regular weekly meetings through Skype but nothing beats getting together in person!

 

All smiles as the team poses for a group photo outside the HALI Iringa office

All smiles as the team poses for a group photo outside the HALI Iringa office

The HALI team keenly listens to project presentations before breaking into panels for further group discussions

The HALI team keenly listens to project presentations before breaking into panels for further group discussions

Panelists discuss and work through project implementation scenarios

Panelists discuss and work through project implementation scenarios

Panelists discussing project implementation ideas

Panelists discussing project implementation ideas

Joseph Malakalinga, laboratory technologist from Sokoine University of Agriculture, demonstrates the Rose Bengal test which is used to screen serum samples for Brucella. This bacteria causes Brucellosis in both humans and animals.

Joseph Malakalinga, laboratory technologist from Sokoine University of Agriculture, demonstrates the Rose Bengal test which is used to screen serum samples for Brucella. This bacteria causes Brucellosis in both humans and animals.

The Rose Bengal test: Serum samples are gently mixed with the pink-colored Rose Bengal reagent for about 4 minutes. The presence of agglutination or clumping similar to that in the top right well indicates a positive result.

The Rose Bengal test: Serum samples are gently mixed with the pink-colored Rose Bengal reagent for about 4 minutes. The presence of agglutination or clumping similar to that in the top right well indicates a positive result.