AFB Microscopy Training

Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a USAID’s flagship initiative in Private Health Sector implemented by Abt Associates and seeks to harness the full potentials of the private sector. This is to catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, among other health areas. The goal of SHOPS Plus-TB is to increase the availability of and access to TB services in the private sector by establishing a network of private health providers from different cadres to detect, diagnose and successfully follow up and treat tuberculosis disease.

In line with this goal, SHOPS Plus,in collaboration with the Center for Tuberculosis Research (CTBR), Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Lagosis supporting the Lagos State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program to conduct a 5-day training on AFB Microscopy for laboratory scientists from private stand-alone laboratories and private facility-based laboratories in Lagos State.

The aim of the training is to build the capacity of personnel in these private laboratories to provide high quality TB diagnostic and treatment monitoring services.

As part of the Institute’s contribution, the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory at the CTBR will be used for the hands on training on AFB microscopy for the participants from the 15th to 17th August, 2018.


Ethical Issues in Responsible Animal Experimentation -The ETHRANET Series

Ethical Issues in Responsible Animal experimentation [ETHRANET] is a series of training courses set to adequately train and continue to educate with objective assessment for competency of all personnel involved the care and use of lab animals to the scope on ethics and care requirement which must be known, understood and applied by all animal users in accordance to International guidelines and best global practices. ACURET.ORG is making education and training programs available for fascinated participants from across developing countries and is providing a sound basis for responsible use of animals in research, education and testing. These courses are open to professionals from fields of Biomedical Science including biologists, veterinarians, medical practitioners, Animal Scientists, and pharmacologists from across Africa.

This is an avant-garde course designed for participants from developing countries as it promotes an awareness for the assumption of responsibility regarding animal welfare which impacts on the quality research, teaching and testing. The Goal is to train and raise the bar of Africans, skilled with acute awareness of what humane research essentially stands for. The Courses challenges and engages participants in the active process of critical thinking in addition to the acquisition of knowledge and hands-on skill.  The Guiding principles of these courses is that “good animal welfare and humane experimentation herald high quality science”.

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An ACURET-NIMR Collaborative Initiative

 6-Days Intensive Workshop on


–Brain tissue preparation, Sectioning, Staining

Rain 2018 Course: July 23rd -28th 2018


The quality of research and the welfare of laboratory animals greatly depend on the competence of personnel involved in the care and use of the animals. The availability of education and training programs is providing a sound basis for a responsible use of animals in research. The course is suitably addressed to Graduate and post graduate students, Junior Faculty, Lab animal Technicians and Technologists, Research Associates/Assistant and Lecturers planning to undertake research in biomedicine requiring the use of animal models.

This Basic course on Essentials of Animal Experimentation will involve the didactic presentation of information and theories of animal use that will contribute to the development of proper attitudes toward the use of animals in scientific procedures including respect for animals), in addition to hands-on acquisition of practical knowledge and skills needed for animal handling and the proper conduct of animal experiments. The general principles of the ethical care and use of animals in research, training, and testing will be focused upon with several approaches upon the 3Rs.

Program and Modules of Course
Learning outcome
Learning methods and activities

What is and why Responsible Animal Experimentation?
Ethics, Animal Welfare and the 3Rs (level 1)
Biomethodology of Rodents (theory & practical)
Working with lab animals – Occupational Health and safety
Brain tissue Preparation, Sectioning and Staining
Analgesia, Anesthesia, HEP and Euthanasia
Alternatives, Design of projects and procedures
Scientific Writing and reporting in Animal Experimentation

After completing the course, the student should be able to:
Identify and describe relevant legislation which regulate the scientific use of animals
Describe the differing views within society concerning the scientific use of animals
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the principle of the 3Rs, list examples of how the 3Rs can be implemented in research projects and list sources of information related to the 3Rs
Describe the severity classification system and give examples of each category
Describe the principle of implementing early humane endpoints and how this implementation can influence animal health and welfare during the course of an experiment
Describe the basic biology of the relevant animal species, including basic anatomy, physiology, reproduction and behaviour; and recognize the importance of attending to biological and behavioural needs
Describe the environmental factors of importance for maintaining an appropriate health status for the animals
List potential human health hazards associated with contact with laboratory animals and describe how these can be prevented
Describe the principles of humane killing and list appropriate euthanasia methods for the relevant animal species
Recognize that the choice of a euthanasia method may influence the scientific outcome
Describe appropriate methods and principles for handling animals, and describe common techniques / procedures, including administration and sampling techniques
Describe and list the types of analgesic drugs that are effective at the different components
Indicate some of the problems associated with pain recognition and pain management in animals

The theoretical teaching will happen intensively during one week.
Teaching methods will include lectures, study groups, quiz and individual assignments. Some activities will include e-based learning tools.

A “Certificate of Training Course in Essentials of Responsible Animal Experimentation” will be issued when the following has been completed: Attendance at the theoretical lectures, completion of the e-learning modules, passed the home assignment and passed the written exam. This Certificate is valid together with a practical training document.


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FacultyFrancis A. Fakoya, MBChB, MSc, PhDOtimize Y. MAsagbor, DVM,OluwagbemigaAina, PhD.Abdussammad M. Abdussammad, DVM, MSc, PhDStanley Izobo, ANIST, HCST

ContactOluwagbemiga Aina (PhD)Phone: +234 803 394 6735E-mail:

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The following trainings holds between July-August 2018

Ethics of Health Research and Research MethodologyDate: 28th -30th August, 2018Course Fee: N40,000Grant Writing/Manuscript WritingDate: 3rd-5th September, 2018Course Fee: N45,000HIV and TB ManagementDate: 10th-12th September, 2018Course Fee: N40,000Infection Control Practices in HospitalsDate: 18th -20th September, 2018Course Fee: N40,000

For details, interested participants should call 08181512873, 08064484278