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We are really pleased to announce the launch of our East African Regional Faculty! This will be run by our team of Nic, Moses and Gilbert - please introduce yourselves below.

We'd like other people in the region to also introduce yourselves - we can then begin to network together and can let you know of upcoming events and workshops in the area. If you have any ideas for upcoming events, do let us know.

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  • mosesalobo Moses Alobo 11 Jan 2012

    Hi there,
    This is Moses Alobo and I am honoured to be a member of the Global Health Trials East African Faculty. I am a medical doctor and public health specialist currently working as a pharmaceutical physician for Hoffmann La Roche in Nairobi Kenya. I am excited as you are about GHT EA faculty and the opportunities it will offer us in improving clinical trials in the region. Yes, I agree that we may be mature in such clinical trials as malaria and HIV, however as a region we are still in the womb when it comes to oncology, rheumatology, renal medicine, diabetes clinical trials as an example. You bet we have sometimes stark differences with the West in these diseases that even geographical extension studies are a way to begin. Our trials in non-communicable diseases though present have a long way to go. That said its not without challenge that we are currently doing our communicable disease trials. I hope that we will, through GHT EA faculty create a critical mass of likeminded fellows who will take this process of growth to the next level.

  • CMandara Celine I. Mandara 19 Jan 2012

    Hi I am Celine Mandara, WHO/TDR fellow based at Sigma Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche at the moment. I am involved in Malaria research. i will be glad to be among the GHT EA team.
    My institution (NIMR),Tanzania has been involved in a number of malaria clinical trials, so this will also give more knowledge even to othe diseases.

  • cpmasesa Clemens Masesa 19 Jan 2012

    Hello! I am a data manager at MITU in Mwanza and would love to be a part of the GHT EA team.

    I hope to be able to share experiences and best practices mainly in various aspects of data management for clinical trials. I think it is important that data management practicioners in the region learn from each other in order to best contribute the efficient and effective conduct of trials in the region.

    As data managers, we all use an assortment of tools, methods and procedures. From experience, we are not aware of the "breakthroughs" or "discoveries" that colleagues in the region have made and might be unknowingly working sub-optimally (for lack of a better word)

    I believe that GHT EA faculty might make the first steps to try and share knowledge and best practices across the region.

  • swaiblule LULE abubaker Swaib 19 Jan 2012

    I am a Medical Officer working with MRC/UVRI Uganda and a distance student for a Master of Science Epidemiology. Becoming a member of the GHT EA faculty offers me the chance to share knowledge and best practices across the region. I am looking forward at interacting with you all.

  • zbnandargie9 Zebene Andargie 30 Jan 2012

    I am a medical laboratory scientist working in jimma universty,Ethiopia. I am so glad to join the team. i hope we will have agood interaction on our major pubblic health issues.

  • Hi, I am Nick Kisengese, a member of Global Health Trials East Africa faculty, and Clinical Research Associate/Monitor at Quintiles, Kenya. For the over 8 years, I have focused on clinical trials site development; coordination, management, implementation and monitoring of international clinical research projects across Africa and Asia. Most recently, I was CRA at Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation based at Cape Town, South Africa. As Clinical Research Associate at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative,I was responsible for implementation, management and monitoring of HIV vaccines clinical trials and epidemiological studies conducted at sites in Kenya and Rwanda. My therapeutic experience is in HIV, TB and Malaria vaccines and drugs.
    It is Africa time for clinical research enterprise, and we need to work together to ensure the dream becomes a reality.

  • gogetii Gilbert Ogetii 2 Feb 2012

    Hi am Gilbert Ogetii and very glad to be a member of the GHT EA faculty. Am a clinical research associate currently based at DNDi (drugs for neglected diseases initiative) regional office in Nairobi where we coordinate and support the conduct of studies on neglected tropical diseases, majorly visceral leshmaniasis, in the region i.e. Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia. Am also member of the EACCR (east Africa consortium for clinical research) reciprocal monitoring scheme.
    The EA faculty offers as an excellent opportunity to share ideas, experiences and challenges as a region and hence enhance capacity to conduct high quality clinical trials. Looking forward to learning from you and lots of sharing of experiences.

  • Naomi Naomi Waithira 7 Feb 2012

    Hello,

    I am Naomi Waithira, data governance manager at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust and previously served as a data manager and systems programmer in clinical trials. My interest is in data management,data security and integration of electronic data capture systems.

    I am excited to be part of GHT-EA to share and learn from fellow researchers.

  • jthitiri JThitiri 22 Feb 2012

    Hello,

    I am Johnstone Thitiri, a study coordinator and clinical research monitor at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust. I am currently involved in a large trial of Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in HIV uninfected children with severe malnutrition in several hospitals within Coast Province of Kenya, and in Nairobi capital. Am happy to join the East African forum of GHT to build capacity with peers.

  • jobmarando JOB MARANDO MOKAYA 28 Feb 2012

    I am Job Marando, currently not in employment but would appreciate in sharing knowledge with others in clinical research trials and am glad to join the forum of GHT to build a long lasting relationship in research.

  • HI EVERYONE
    Im Rodgers, i work for KEMRI/CDC as the assistant study coordinator (malaria in pregnancy study) looking at safety and efficacy of mefloquin as intermittent preventive therapy in pregnant women in western kenya. By joining this group i hope we will share alot with the members to help make clinical trial more successful with minimal challenges 'malaria in pregnancy ISHINDWE' Im happy to join east Africa forum,all the best comrades

  • javanaswani Javan Aswani 10 Apr 2012

    Hi everyone, I am a student of PH with an interest in public health & clinical research.GHT has granted me this unique opportunity,through the East African Faculty to interact with experts in clinical research & I Hope to learn a lot from them!

  • romollo Raymond Omollo 17 Apr 2012

    Hi.
    I am a Statistician and currently working with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (www.dndi.org) as head of its data centre based in Nairobi. We are conducting clinical trials on neglected diseases in East Africa and also supporting trials in West Africa.
    Looking forward to sharing experiences in different areas that we are working on.

  • Dualeh Dualeh 17 May 2012

    I am a graduate student at the University of Hope in the faculty of medicine and allied science, and I am doing my masters degree in public health at the Kampala University in the hope-kampala universities cooperation on post graduate studies.
    I am in Hargeisa, Somaliland
    Thank you for your sharing and discusiion

  • Hi,
    This is Wamukoya, a clinician with Malaria vaccine trial Kemri/cdc Kenya. It Will be a great honor to have me in this forum to share our experiences.

  • nshiukashvili Nino Shiukashvili 28 May 2012

    Hi,
    I'm from Georgia. Research Coordinator. My country is one of endemic area for malaria with only few cases annually for now. It will be a great pleasure for me to join this forum and share our experiences.

  • sameerparpia Sameer Parpia 28 May 2012

    Hi
    I am a statistician from Kenya working in Ontario, Canada. My interest is in clinical trial methodology. I look forward to being part of this Programme. Please feel free to get in contact with me

  • gfegan Greg Fegan 30 May 2012

    Hi I'm Greg Fegan Head of Statistics at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi Kenya. I'm involved in a number of trials and studies. One study taking a big chunk of my time at the moment is a four site trial of the use of Cctrimoxazole as a prophylaxis in severely malnourished children after discharge from Hospital (see http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00934492 ) for more details. I'm also interested in data management and the use of information technology to assist with this.

  • mosesalobo Moses Alobo 4 Jun 2012

    Wow! The response since the GHT EA faculty was formed is immense and we believe there are many other colleagues out there who can benefit from this collaboration. We have heard comments from data managers, clinicians and researchers, lab scientists, CRAs, study coordinators, statisticians and 'individuals with interests' in research.

    Going forward there have been suggestions to have an annual regional meeting. In fact, there is already one in the planning stages for Tanzania and maybe Kenya. As always. to be as inclusive as possible and to be fair to our Tanzanian colleagues, please suggest any topics you would like discussed at these fora. Of course you shall all receive the updates from these meetings.

    From above we already have the following
    - use of information technology in data management
    - clinical trials in non communicable diseases
    - malaria clinical trials
    - what would be the definition of capacity building in clinical trials. Are we on the right path?
    - HIV clinical a trials
    - trials in vulnerable populations - do we have adequate legal and ethical cover to proceed
    It will be nice to get more from you. Please suggest.
    Otherwise on behalf of GHT-EA we would like to thank Celine, Clemens, Lule, Zebene, Naomi, Thitiri, Job, Rodgers, Javan, Ray, Dualeh, Zachary, Niño, Sameer, and Greg for your initial contributions. We believe that with your enthusiasm this high we can be able to build on what we already have to make ourselves even more attractive as a region for clinical trials in whatever field.

    To start this off, what fancy or not so fancy or practical IT tools or methods or "ordinary mobile phone usage" are out there that are currently in use that we can all learn from to spur research? We would like to know?

  • mosesalobo Moses Alobo 4 Jun 2012

    Wow! The response since the GHT EA faculty was formed is immense and we believe there are many other colleagues out there who can benefit from this collaboration. We have heard comments from data managers, clinicians and researchers, lab scientists, CRAs, study coordinators, statisticians and 'individuals with interests' in research.

    Going forward there have been suggestions to have an annual regional meeting. In fact, there is already one in the planning stages for Tanzania and maybe Kenya. As always. to be as inclusive as possible and to be fair to our Tanzanian colleagues, please suggest any topics you would like discussed at these fora. Of course you shall all receive the updates from these meetings.

    From above we already have the following
    - use of information technology in data management
    - clinical trials in non communicable diseases
    - malaria clinical trials
    - what would be the definition of capacity building in clinical trials. Are we on the right path?
    - HIV clinical a trials
    - trials in vulnerable populations - do we have adequate legal and ethical cover to proceed
    It will be nice to get more from you. Please suggest.
    Otherwise on behalf of GHT-EA we would like to thank Celine, Clemens, Lule, Zebene, Naomi, Thitiri, Job, Rodgers, Javan, Ray, Dualeh, Zachary, Niño, Sameer, and Greg for your initial contributions. We believe that with your enthusiasm this high we can be able to build on what we already have to make ourselves even more attractive as a region for clinical trials in whatever field.

    To start this off, what fancy or not so fancy or practical IT tools or methods or "ordinary mobile phone usage" are out there that are currently in use that we can all learn from to spur research? We would like to know?

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