The dynamic nature of infectious disease epidemiology requires diligent surveillance to ensure clinical trials of vaccines and treatments can successfully recruit and account for changing seroprevalence and new variants.
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).