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...
Friday, 15 May 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 35,978 individuals from 336 sites across 35 countries.
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
New evidence for optimising malaria treatment in pregnant women
The research, published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases is the fruit of joint project between investigators from around the world to conduct the largest individual patient data meta-analysis to date under the WWARN umbrella. The study found that artemether-lumefantrine (AL) and other artemis...
Thursday, 9 April 2020
Global call for strategic planning for COVID-19 medical products
Global health experts have united in a call for governments and international organisations around the world to plan strategically for the coordinated production, equitable distribution and surveillance of COVID-19 medical products to ensure access to quality-assured medications for everyone.
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Coalition launched to accelerate research on the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries
A group of scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers from over 70 institutions from over 30 countries have launched an international coalition to respond to COVID-19 in resource-poor settings. The COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition aims to accelerate desperately needed COVID-19 research i...
Monday, 30 March 2020
First global tool to track news reports of substandard and falsified medical products is live
The problem of substandard and falsified (SF) medical products affects all countries but few regulatory authorities or pharmaceutical companies have policies of publicly releasing data.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Triple drug combinations effective against drug-resistant malaria
12 March 2020, Bangkok (Thailand) – Adding a third antimalarial drug to current artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs) provides effective treatment against multidrug-resistant falciparum malaria in Southeast Asia, say Mahidol and Oxford University researchers in a study published today in The Lanc...
Monday, 9 March 2020
An interview with Professor Simon Croft
Simon Croft, Professor of Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has been involved in visceral leishmaniasis research for 38 years. Prof Croft has been instrumental in setting up the IDDO’s visceral leishmaniasis data platform, including serving as the Chair of its Scien...
Monday, 2 March 2020
Ebola Data Platform open for applications to access data
The Ebola Data Platform is now open for data access applications. The platform currently holds contributed data from >13,500 patients under the authority of governments, ministries, and organisations in Ebola-affected countries, and this number is increasing. Researchers can apply to access the d...
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Analysing malaria treatments in Africa: a comparison of the two front-line treatments
A statistical analysis of data hosted within the WWARN repository from 4,214 participants across multiple study sites in Africa has been published in BMC Medicine. Results indicate that the local prevalence of resistance-associated markers should be considered when choosing a first-line drug to ensu...
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020
Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day recognises and celebrates the critical role played by women but also aims to promote their full and equal access to participation in science. However, despite more women than ever working across the sciences, it is still a male-d...
Saturday, 1 February 2020
Comment in The Lancet on the Lomé Initiative
A new initiative to tackle the problem of substandard and falsified (SF) medical products in Africa has been adopted by seven countries on the continent. The Lomé Initiative, launched in Lomé, the capital of Togo, by heads of state from the Republic of the Congo, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, Ghana,...
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Action needed to ensure research is carried out ethically in global health emergencies
Governments, funders, and research bodies must take action to ensure that research is undertaken ethically during global health emergencies, says a new report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.