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.
Thursday, 9 January 2020
Art exhibition on substandard and falsified medicines comes to Bangkok
When we are ill, we expect our medicines to work as intended. But what if they do not contain the ingredients listed on the packaging? The Pharmacide Arts exhibition “What’s in your medicines?” showcases the original artwork of 11 South East Asian artists.
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
WWARN celebrates 10th Anniversary
This year we mark a decade of WWARN. As a unique collaborative data-sharing framework, over the last ten years WWARN has proved it is possible to produce policy-changing scientific evidence about the treatment of malaria from the collection, curation and further analysis of existing data.
Monday, 16 December 2019
Interview with Sulaiman Jalloh, Medical Doctor from Sierra Leone
Sulaiman Jalloh, a medical doctor from Sierra Leone, has recently joined IDDO for a research internship. Here, he talks about his career to date, his experiences during the 2014–16 Ebola outbreak and reflections about how future research should be prioritised.
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Current approach to exclude indeterminate recurrence from research analysis leads to an overestimate of the efficacy of antimalarial drugs
WWARN’s Clinical Scientific Group have published new research in BMC Medical Research Methodology, dealing with indeterminate outcomes in antimalarial drug efficacy trials: A comparison between complete case analysis, multiple imputation and inverse probability weighting.