At FHI Clinical, we see this as a missed opportunity to not only use clinical trials to deliver and tailor medicines and vaccines to populations who need them but also refine efficacy and safety assessments by including treatment-naive, diverse populations. The continent of Africa offers unique ways to identify and develop new therapies owing to its diverse population, pathogenic profile, environment and disease epidemiology.
A diverse continent
A number of initiatives have been established to address this disparity, including the following:
Double disease burden: communicable and non-communicable diseases
>60% of hypertensive adults are undiagnosed
>75% of hypertensive adults are untreated
Intersection between communicable and non-communicable diseases
Africa: opportunities for clinical research
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