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The current Collaborators in The Global Health Clinical Trials Programme are listed as follows;

  • Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health
  • Division of Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town
  • European Developing Country Clinical Trials Alliance (EDCTP)
  • The PRACTIHC Collaboration
  • East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EDCTP funded)
  • Africa Malaria Network Trust (AMANET)
  • Malaria Consortium, Uganda
  • Medical Research Council, Clinical Trial Unit
  • MRC, The Gambia
  • Malawi-Liverpool WT Research Unit
  • Swiss Tropical Institute
  • The Malaria Centre, LSHTM
  • Drug for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)
  • Liverpool Centre for Tropical Medicine
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Imperial University Centre for Tropical Medicine
  • Institute for Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
  • Facultad de Salud Escuela de Salud Pública Maestría en epidemiología Colombia
  • Centre for Paediatric Research, Lucknow, India
  • Medical Research Unit of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lamberene,Gabon.
  • KEMRI-Wellcome Programme, Kenya
  • World-Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN)
  • Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Nuffield Department of Medicine, Centre for Tropical Medicine.
  • Sri Jayewardenepura Teaching Hospital Sri Lanka
  • Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, Duke University. USA
  • KEMRI/Centre for Disease Control, Kisumu. Kenya.
  • Clinical Trial Laboratories, Kintampo Ghana
  • CSH Medical University Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Consortium for National Health Research, Nairobi, Kenya
  • The TDR Clinical R&D CDF Programme

If your organisation would like to get involved as a collaborator please get in touch at;

The Editorial Management Team
Trudie Lang 1&2, Phaik Yeong Cheah 3, Tran Tinh Hien, Roma Chilengi 4

1. KEMRI-Wellcome Programme Kenya,

2. Oxford University Centre for Tropical Medicine,

3. Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok ,

4. Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


  • Amuhoro Anne Nyambura Muhoro 27 May 2011

    Having been a Research Nurse,for more than ten years,within Hospital and community based studies I have seen how important for any group of professionals to address the issues they are faced with ,in a scientific way.I am very eager to hear what can be done to the problems,in our communities from a nursing point of view.

  • admin Administrator 24 May 2010

    Hi, We're continually doing updates to the site so keep checking back.

    The mapping is being updated so will be better over the next few days. We will also be removing the character limit on posts.

    Please use the website feedback group here to post comments about the site:

  • tchantler Tracey Chantler 24 May 2010

    This are just practical comments:
    1. How do you enlarge the map of the home page, so you can see all the collaborators/centres?
    2. Could the amount of characters allowed for messages be increased?