Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Check-list recommended to improve reporting of microscopy methods and results in malaria studies
A study to explore the variations of how microscopy methods are reported in published malaria studies has recommended standardised procedures should be implemented for methodological consistency and comparability of clinical trial outcomes.
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Tribute to the Memory of Prof. P. Claver Kayumba, University of Rwanda
It is with great sadness that IDDO has learnt of the death of Professor P. Claver Kayumba, who latterly coordinated academic and professional education programs at the EAC Regional Center of Excellence for Vaccines, Immunization and Health Supply Chain Management (RCE-VIHSCM), hosted by the Universi...
Friday, 27 November 2020
New study on the risk of Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia after Plasmodium falciparum malaria
A new study quantifying the high risk of Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia after treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and exploring the factors associated with this has been published in PLOS Medicine.
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Largest clinical trial in Africa to treat COVID-19 cases before they become severe is launched in 13 countries
NAIROBI/KINSHASA/GENEVA – Thirteen African countries and an international network of research institutions have joined forces to launch the largest COVID-19 clinical trial in mild-to-moderate outpatients in Africa. The ANTICOV clinical trial aims to respond to the urgent need to identify treatments ...
Monday, 26 October 2020
IDDO and ISARIC partner to support data collection and analysis for COVID-19
In January 2020, ISARIC (the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium) launched an international initiative for standardised COVID-19 clinical data collection. Over the past nine months, there has been extensive global participation, resulting in one of the world’s l...
Monday, 19 October 2020
New Clinical Data Report from ISARIC
The International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) is producing a weekly report using clinical data from its COVID-19 database. To date, this includes data from 102,959 individuals from 566 sites across 42 countries.
Monday, 21 September 2020
BMC publishes series of IDDO papers about the causes of non-malarial febrile illnesses globally
A series of articles that set out to explore the global distribution of infections that cause non-malarial febrile illness (NMFI) has today been published in BMC Medicine.The series brings together the results of large-scale systematic reviews of the causes of fever in Africa, Latin America, and Sou...
Monday, 14 September 2020
Professor Paul Newton wins the Helen Clark-JoPPP Award
We are delighted to announce that Professor Paul Newton has won the Helen-Clark-JoPPP Award for Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research. Professor Newton has been presented with the award based on the scientific merit of his work, as well as its impact on patients, decisions makers, and on g...
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Microscopy standards to harmonise methods for malaria clinical research studies
Research Malaria Microscopy Standards (ReMMS) applicable to malaria clinical research studies have been published in Malaria Journal. The paper describes the rationale for proposed standards to prepare, stain and examine blood films for malaria parasites.
Thursday, 13 August 2020
New six-month report flags growing number of medical product quality concerns relating to COVID-19
The Medicine Quality Research Group has published a six-month Medical Product Quality Report focused on COVID-19 today, using its Medicine Quality Monitoring Globe tool. New reports will be issued monthly from now on, following the first January - June publication.
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
New online tool to fill information gaps in substandard and falsified medicines
A major challenge in preventing, detecting and responding to substandard and falsified (SF) medical products is the lack of accessible and reliable information on how widespread the problem is and where. SF medical products, which includes medicines, vaccines, diagnostic tests and devices, pose an i...
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
COVID-19 Data Platform Data Access Committee - call for nominations
Nominations for members of the COVID-19 Data Platform Data Access Committee are now open. Please consider nominating individuals to contribute expertise to this pioneering collaboration in COVID-19 and emerging infections research to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July 2020.
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Tribute to Professor Marleen Boelaert
It is with great sadness that IDDO has learnt of the passing of Professor Marleen Boelaert, a valued member of the IDDO team since 2017. Professor Boelaert’s research concentrated on the control of tropical infectious diseases, mainly leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness.
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
More time to comment on draft Research Agenda
IDDO has extended the feedback period on its draft Research Agenda on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases (STHs) until July 17. Comments are welcome from the wider research community to help form the direction of research work using IDDO’s schistosomiasis and STHs data platform.
Friday, 22 May 2020
New global collaboration developing standards for standardised data collection across the VL research community
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar, is transmitted to humans through the bites from infected female phlebotomine sand flies. If left untreated, it is fatal in 95% of cases. Globally, it is estimated there are up to 22,000 new cases of VL each year which occur in Brazil, Ethiopia, I...