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FBW Group to design Medical Research Council Unit in west Africa FBW Group to design Medical Research Council Unit in west Africa

FBW is in the process of building a brand new housing block and a cutting-edge training centre, both of which will have a combined area of around 2,000 square metres and will increase the facilities that are now accessible on-site.

Within the West African area, it will be home to an unparalleled concentration of scientific competence as well as research platforms of exceptionally high calibre in the fields of medicine and public health.

It is the most recent in a string of medical development projects that FBW Group has assisted in delivering in Africa since the company was founded more than 25 years ago. These projects include work for the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).…


A new mobile App to facilitate and advance digital training of health workers in Africa has been launched today by Amref Health Africa’s Institute of Capacity Development (ICD) in collaboration with the Elsevier and Dioraphte Foundations.

The Jibu mobile learning solution allows for self-paced, self-administered learning and is aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of health workers in sub-Saharan Africa. The App, which targets both pre-service and in-service health workers – including nurses, midwives, clinical officers and nutritionists – allows learners to enroll and access learning materials.

Jibu’s journey begun in 2013 with a pilot phase that sought to test the ability to use  mobile learning (mLearning)to increase access to health worker training in Kenya. Working in partnership with Ministries of health, regulatory bodies, training institutions and the health workers themselves, the idea saw wide acceptance amongst health workers in East Africa, leading to the launch of the …