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The FEAST Trial

This is an excellent example of an African phase III trial setting out to improve case management.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 10 May 2010
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Rapid Syphilis Test Toolkit: A Guide to Planning, Management, and Implementation

The Rapid Syphilis Test Toolkit provides a framework and series of tools for the introduction of rapid syphilis tests into country programmes. It was developed at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for a project to determine the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of different strategies for the introduction of rapid syphilis tests in seven countries.

The toolkit is based on the experience of the seven countries and is intended to provide useful guidance to countries on the planning, management and implementation of programmes for screening prenatal and high risk populations for syphilis with the new rapid tests; however, it's application extends beyond syphilis and is a valuable tool for the introduction of any rapid test.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 15 Dec 2011
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A glossary of terms used in clinical trials and evidence based medicine

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 13 Jul 2010
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HARP - HPV in Africa Research Partnership

HARP, HPV in Africa Research Partnership, is a Consortium of academic institutions aiming to provide rigorous evidence to guide cervical cancer screening programmes for women living with HIV in Africa.
As part of its aim to to improve cervical cancer prevention programmes for HIV–infected women in South Africa and Burkina Faso, HARP will be evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative screening strategies, and by developing algorithms leading to earlier detection and management of cervical cancer in these high-risk populations. The website contains facts on cervical cancer in South Africa and Burkina Faso as well as information on screening of cervical cancer. A list of selected publications by the HARP team members has further information on cervical cancer and screening.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 15 Dec 2011
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The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR)

The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR) is a regional register of clinical trials conducted in Africa. The registry is an African initiative serving the needs of Africans. It provides a platform where clinical trials can be registered prospectively. In addition, it also provides a searchable, electronic database of planned trials and trials currently in progress. The PACTR is unique in recognising that African trialists face additional challenges in trial registration and seeks to provide feasible ways of overcoming these. For example, a common problem for individuals living in sub-Saharan Africa is limited, unreliable and costly internet access. With this in mind, the registry provides alternative means of trial registration for registrants who do not have reliable access to the internet. Trials may be registered manually by email, postal mail or facsimile correspondence and trial registration is free.

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Bookmarked by Andy Burke on 25 Jun 2010
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