Unit | Medicines Implementation Research
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Clinical Research in Central Africa
Research in general and clinical research in particular have so far received only little attention in Central Africa. To strengthen this area the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute initiated a tripartite Alliance with two partner institutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (ARCEAU-RDC)
Artesunate to Treat Severe Malaria
The serious disease malaria is a high burden in tropical and subtropical countries. Although big effort has been done in controlling malaria, it still causes more than 400 000 people each year. Therefore, new treatments are urgently needed. The implementation of the promising drug artesunate is assessed in the MATIAS study.
Improving Conduct of Clinical Trials
Good Clinical Practice is essential to ensure efficiency and quality in clinical trials. However, in low-resource settings there are particular challenges in interpretation and implementation of GCP guidlines. A operational research project focuses on these challenges.