Training, Knowledge and Skills for the PREVAIL Network Site Staff

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Following a trip to the PREVAIL network of sites in Liberia, we asked FHI Clinical team members for their feedback on the types of training, knowledge and skills that are important for the site staff to encompass. Watch this video to learn what qualities the experts evaluated during their trip.

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About the PREVAIL Network

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The Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL) network was established through a partnership between local Liberian and international partners, including the U.S. National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization and FHI Clinical, to provide sustainable research infrastructure to address diseases of public health importance.

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Our Clinical Trial Experience With Ebola Virus Disease

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Since 1976, Ebola virus disease outbreaks have primarily occurred in eleven countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda. Although it is generally rare, it is often fatal, with death rates ranging from 25 to 90% in past outbreaks (average case fatality rate, 50%). No treatment or vaccine is currently approved, but there are several promising vaccines and treatments under development.

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Clinical Research Training to Support Capacity Building in Liberia

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To equip Liberia with the ability to respond to ongoing health issues and potential outbreaks, a US government contract provided funding to train local leaders in Liberia’s clinical research infrastructure network. The training aimed to build a solid foundation to conduct international quality clinical research.

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