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As FHI Clinical begins supporting rapid start-up of clinical trials vital to containing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the global community, we are also adapting our ongoing work to the new reality of this global pandemic. We are closely monitoring the situation on the ground in the countries where we work and repurposing team members to support COVID-19 response needs.
We Wrote the Book on How to Approach Outbreaks Like COVID-19. See What We’ve Learned From Our Previous Experience
Rules for managing outbreaks were created long before COVID-19. How do we know? Because we’ve been there, we’ve studied outbreaks, and we literally wrote a book on it. Our expert team of infectious disease clinical research specialists have studied outbreaks such as H5N1, HIV, Zika and Ebola. This e-book includes eight key points based on lessons learned from the front lines.
One example of the ability of public-private partnerships to establish and strengthen research capacity is the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Initiative (EGMVI), which began within the larger Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP). Last year, the two were combined into the Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP). Dr Stephen Hoffman from Sanaria, Inc. shared details of the BIMEP with us. FHI Clinical has also had the privilege of being involved in studies conducted by the EGMVI (now BIMEP).
FHI Clinical hosted a dinner for a group of speakers and guests from all facets of clinical research to discuss strategies to keep sites active and leverage research-ready sites (and their patient populations) in areas that are not necessarily front of mind. With this blog series, we will describe some of the topics discussed during the event.
Sustaining Research Capacity at Sites in Limited-Resource Settings: What Can We Learn from Successful Sites?
Keeping a site functional, even in slow times, ensures it is ready as soon as there’s a need. Based on our experience with sites worldwide, we’ve identified the key areas on which sustainable sites proactively focus.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently experiencing the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak. Despite a coordinated vaccination and containment effort that began in August 2018, cases continue to occur and spread. As with other disease outbreaks in limited-resource countries, numerous factors have challenged the Ebola health care response in the DRC.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our launch as a full-service contract research organization (CRO)! With a focus on mission-driven clinical research, we have the global expertise, responsive approaches and proven solutions to manage complex clinical research across dozens of therapeutic areas in resource-limited settings around the world. Read