As part of the 2021 TDR Global Africa Research Mentorship contest, an award ceremony was held on Thursday 4th November, 2021 at the University of Ghana School of Public Health, Legon, Ghana to award Mr. Robert Asampong for emerging as the winner of the Contest. Robert, holds a Bachelor’s and is currently pursuing an MPhil. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. His main research interests are cardiovascular disease epidemiology and infectious communicable diseases. Read more about his mentorship idea, “G-MENTOR”, here.

In a brief presentation of the winning mentorship idea, Robert said “The “G-MENTOR” App when developed will operate similar to apps such as LinkedIn and Microsoft Outlook. However, its design and functionality will combine distinctive features to ensure effective mentorship while providing users with a realistic experience. The system will be designed to be supported by both Windows and iOS operating systems.”

Robert received a cash price of USD 2,000.00, a Certificate of Recognition and a Plaque. After receiving his award, Robert thanked TDR Global and TDR Global Africa Node and the entire team for providing him with the platform. In his acceptance remarks, he reiterated his committed to making sure his idea becomes a reality.

In attendance were Dr. Franklin Glozah, Focal Person for the TDR Global Africa Node, Dr. Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Coordinator of the African Regional Training Centre Ghana, TDR Global members, some Faculty of the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, as well as friends and colleagues of the Winner.