Liberia

With comments as “the project is likely to have a significant impact”, and “this project will make a substantial contribution to the expected impact”, the reviewers of the European Union agency EDCTP approved for funding another new project: “LiberHetica: increasing the ethics capacity of oversight for clinical trials in Liberia by establishing European-African collaborations that […]

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The way to build bridges instead of walls is still long.

The way to build bridges instead of walls is still long, but I am happy to have got European Union funding for this project. Africlinique project aims to increase the capacity to oversight clinical trials addressing deadly diseases in Central African countries (specifically Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Gabon). […]

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Working on an idea for a brand new project

The ATTENTION project is aimed to improve the access to effective health services for the children in the orphanages and Interim Care Centers (ICCs) of Sierra Leone. Indeed there is a huge lack of healthcare references for the children hosted in these facilities. It is planned to finance this project by a call proposal to the Small […]

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EuropeAid, from EU – a major financial resource for overseas humanitarian projects

Directorate General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid was formed on 1 January 2011 following the merger of the EuropeAid Cooperation Office (AIDCO) with the Directorate General for Development and Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific – ACP – States (DEV). EuropeAid focused on maximising the value and impact of aid funding by making sure support provided in a manner which complies with EU […]

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R-Evolution Worldwide – Sierra Leone, a new local Community Based Organization

R-Evolution Worldwide – Sierra Leone is starting to operate in the Western Area Urban and Rural District of Freetown, Sierra Leone. R-Evolution Worldwide – Sierra Leone is local community-based organization, registered to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s affairs (MSWGCA), the local council and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS). R-Evolution Worldwide – Sierra […]

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Ebola vaccines at a la glance

Ebola vaccine candidates are currently being evaluated in phase I–III clinical trials conducted in Africa, the EU and the US. Although preclinical development of candidate vaccines utilise different platforms, including inactivated viral particles, DNA vaccines, recombinant viral vectors, recombinant proteins, subunit proteins and virus-like particles, the most advanced vaccine candidates are based on viral vectors […]

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Controlled Human Infection Model (CHIM) studies

In a Controlled Human Infection Model (CHIM) study, a well-characterised strain of an infectious agent is given to carefully selected adult volunteers in order to better understand human diseases, how they spread, and find new ways to prevent and treat them. These studies play a vital role in helping to develop vaccines and treatments for infectious diseases. A very […]

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Ebola outbreak in Republic Democratic of the Congo: switching from MEURI (Monitored Emergency Use of Unregistered and Investigational Interventions) to a RCT (Randomized Clinical Trial) for 4 experimental medications in the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease

An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The randomized, controlled trial is enrolling patients of any age with confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD). The trial is conducted at a treatment unit in the city of Beni operated by ALIMA (The Alliance […]

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