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Hi There,

I am Innocent ALI, A Biomedical Researcher and Poverty Related Diseases College Fellow at the Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde 1.On behalf of 'Team Central Africa' made of myself, Prof Wilfred Mbacham, Olivia Achonduh and Akindeh Mbuh, I am pleased to introduce the Global Health Trials Central Africal Regional Faculty(GHT_CARF). In this forum, we will like for you to introduce yourself, your team, what you do and most of all interact on issues around global health trials and the challenges you face at your workplace. We shall keep a strong networking node and frqquently interact as you visit the site and make contributions.

I eagerly await your first posts, blogs, articles and resource sharing. If you also have news to share, events or opportunities in global health, feel free to email us in this forum.

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akindeh@yahoo.com oliafa@yahoo.com wfmbacham@yahoo.com

  • lawrens Lawrence Mbuagbaw 19 Jan 2012

    Hello,
    Please sign me up. You pretty much know what we do at the CDBPH-S Yaoundé. For now I am doing a PhD course in Canada. You can also follow our publication on the site:http://globalhealthtrials.tghn.org/articles/templates-investigator-led-trial-cameroon-camps-trial/

  • bellasylk Sylvie Kwedi Nolna 30 Jan 2012

    I'm happy to see the central African regional faculty is formed. It's encouraging as this part of Africa is in dire need of capacity for clinical trials.

  • dralinn ALI Innocent 7 Mar 2012

    Dear Lawrence, Welcome to the Faculty. Gradually, our faculty wil grow. We will be meeting in the near future to brainstorm on issues that will move our Faculty platform forward.
    Please keep sharing!

  • I am Benyeogor Emmanuel I. Am a biochemist and currently in a 1 year National. Youth Service Corps scheme in Sokoto. I have a flair for research and look forward to building a career in Public Health as there are few Africans who are making impact in Trials and at large public health.

  • dralinn ALI Innocent 10 Apr 2012

    Dear Emmanuel, you are welcome. We will like to know more about you and what you are currently working on. Keep us all posted on hwo things are going with you and your work. meanwhile, take a tour around the site to find lots of information and resources that can help to assuage your desire. There is also a section for professional development which you can equally sign up to and kick start your career development in global health.

  • dralinn ALI Innocent 10 Apr 2012

    All clinical trials materials and Investigational Medicinal Products (IPs) that have been used, partially used, or unused but are no longer required for the study including expired clinical trials Investigational medical products, must be reconciled and disposed of appropriately, in accordance with the current guidelines and legal requirements in each country. In general, these procedures must comply with Good Clinical Practice requirements on supply and handling of clinical trials supplies. The destruction of IPs can be done onsite (trial site) or offsite (the sponsor’s designated destruction site). In both cases, the Sponsor must approve the destruction of IPs before the process is ever started.

    For offsite destruction, All IPs not dispensed and/or expired, must be stored in a specifically allocated and controlled area not accessible to unauthorised persons. The IPs must be accounted for and kept in the Pharmacy department until these are reconciled by the Sponsor. These will then be ready to be returned to the Sponsor. Any relevant forms such as IP inventory, Acknowledgement of Receipt of IPs and Decoding Envelopes (blind studies) provided by the Sponsor to document the return of the IP should be completed by the responsible member of the trail team and filed within the Pharmacy section of the Study File. The monitor of the study usually makes arrangements for the expedition of the IPs to the destruction site. This usually requires the provision of an importation license into the country of destruction which often is a time consuming and laborious process.

    For onsite destruction, processes of reconciliation of study IPs with the sponsor must be through for an approval to be delivered for IP destruction. In some cases, discrepancies must be investigated before this is possible. The process of destruction must comply with the local regulations in force, which for some countries in Africa are usually very stringent. Records on the destruction of the IPs must then be generated. Typically they clearly identify the name of the product, the method of destruction, batch number and expiry dates, Patients numbers involved, and the quantities sent for destruction. In the certificate of destruction, the names and designations of the persons in charge of the procedure of destruction must be mentioned as well as witnesses of the process. In some countries, this may seem straight forward, but in others, it is a long process. In Cameroon for example, the process of IP destruction is not handled entirely by the Department of Pharmacy at the Ministry of Public Health. The Central procurement Pharmacy and the Mayor of the town where destruction is expected to take place are all involved. But the place to begin is the department of pharmacy where note is going to be made of the purpose for destruction, the origin and composition of the IPs and the relevant procedures to be followed explained.
    What is your experience? How is the process handled in your country or setting? What do you do with IPs at the end of Clinical Trials? I will like us to share our experiences in Africa.

  • Pleased to be on board. I'm a Research scientist/Biochemist in the Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM), Yaounde, Cameroon. I'm really pleased to see that this aspect of research is co-ordinated and encouraged in our region, which is in dire need. Look forward to learning as well as making valuable contributions.

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 2 Nov 2012

    To all the members of the Central African Regional Faculty - Dear All,

    We are pleased to announce the first free one day skills sharing and networking workshop in Central Africa organized at the Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde 1 by the Global Health Trials Clinical Program which is part of the Global Health Network based in Oxford University.

    Exciting presentations on important aspects of trials will be highlighted during this workshop. These includeHealth Operational Research in Cameroon, Virtual Communities of Practice, Quality Control and Laboratory Accreditation in Cameroon, Data Management in Clinical Research, the global health clinical program, news and opportunities etc.

    You will find a flyer containing further information about how to register and attend this workshop taking place on the 28th November,
    2012 at the conference room of the Biotechnology Centre, Nkolbisson.
    The Biotechnology Centre is found along the road leading to IRAD Nkolbisson laboratories, second turn on the right and then first turn on the left.

    We welcome all categories of people working in clinical research, lab scientists and technicians, nurses, physicians, researchers across all fields of global health, monitors, trial coordinators, administrators, regulatory officers, policy makers, members of ethics committees, laboratory managers, principal investigators, DSMB members, sponsors, funders in the private and public sectors.

    PRIOR registration by sending an email to info@globalhealthtrials.org is ESSENTIAL.

    You are welcome to share within your network of eligible people.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone in this exciting workshop.

    Best regards

    Innocent
    Central African Faculty member.
    (www.globalhealthtrials.org )

    and the Editorial Team (info@globalhealthtrials.org)

    Attached files: 2012-10-30-_Global_Health_Trials_workshop_Nov_2012_v1.0.pdf
  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 7 Nov 2012

    Here is the flyer for the one-day skills sharing workshop in Yaounde.

    Attached files: 2012-10-30-_Global_Health_Trials_workshop_Nov_2012_v1.0_1.pdf
  • dralinn ALI Innocent 21 Nov 2012

    Hi all, it is exciting many people are registering for the workshop. Im sure to have a full room, but there is room for me. Please, keep up the registration and I will post a road map to the Biotechnology Centre this week!

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 21 Nov 2012

    We have only four spaces left on the One-Day Skills Sharing Workshop next week in Cameroon! If you would like to come, email us at info@globalhealthtrials.org to book one of the remaining places, as they are being snapped up quickly! We look forward to seeing you there

    - Innocent Ali

  • dralinn ALI Innocent 3 Dec 2012

    Hello All,

    Just to mention we had a very successful workshop in Yaounde on the 28th. Thank you all participants for flooding the whole place and giving me the challenge of the month. I liked every session of the workshop and most especially the many feedbacks from you the participants. With lots of questions generated from the presentations, we hope to create in the next few days a space for 'ask the expert' where you can paste your questions and let the experts answer and assuage the desire.

    We will also welcome more remarks about the workshop on the website.

    A special thanks to all the speakers who left their many duties to share knowledge and experience to other researchers, students, managers, laboratory scientists etc during the workshop. We will also be making available the slides on the website so anyone can have a share of the workshop presentations.

    Very best
    Innocent

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 3 Dec 2012

    The team in Cameroon need to been congratulated for their huge success and effort in this fantastic workshop that they ran in Yaounde. This effort illustrates exactly what Global Health Trials is all about and what can be achieved by sharing experiences and knowledge. This workshop successfully bought together people working on all types of trials in all types of roles in order that they can support more and better trials in their country. Well done Innocent - you worked very hard indeed to make this happen and the success of the meeting is credit to you. Thank you also to all the speakers and everyone that took part. As the discussions where so interesting and beneficial it would be excellent to carry them on via these discussions. Not only will people get the chance to answer questions that they still have - but also that very many more will benefit from the exchange as these are read by thousands of people. So please everyone - do use these discussions to post your views, experiences and questions.

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 3 Dec 2012

    The team in Cameroon need to been congratulated for their huge success and effort in this fantastic workshop that they ran in Yaounde. This effort illustrates exactly what Global Health Trials is all about and what can be achieved by sharing experiences and knowledge. This workshop successfully bought together people working on all types of trials in all types of roles in order that they can support more and better trials in their country. Well done Innocent - you worked very hard indeed to make this happen and the success of the meeting is credit to you. Thank you also to all the speakers and everyone that took part. As the discussions where so interesting and beneficial it would be excellent to carry them on via these discussions. Not only will people get the chance to answer questions that they still have - but also that very many more will benefit from the exchange as these are read by thousands of people. So please everyone - do use these discussions to post your views, experiences and questions.

  • atahjude Atah Jude 4 Dec 2012

    Hello all, i am a final year medical student at the faculty of medecine and biomedical sciences and was a participant at the very enriching workshop that was organised by globalhealthtrials in at the BTC Nkolbison Yaounde.I wished the conference could extend and will be pleased to see more of such conferences in Cameroon to help young students wanting to dare into research.Thanks very much.

  • miraiye Kameni Mireille 5 Dec 2012

    I am a one year-PhD student at the University of Yaounde 1 and i'ù working on erectile disorders (physiology) for my PhD thesis. But my tasks in lab is performing Histopathology analysis for many projects. I would like to attend to more conference such as those organised by GHT at BTC of Nkolbisson last week, because we need to exchange with scientists in different areas of specialisation to improve our way of thinking or our practice in Lab, and also to keep in touch with novel rules or technology. Thanks to give us this opportunity.

  • miraiye Kameni Mireille 10 Dec 2012

    Hi everybody, I am a PhD student at the University of Yaounde 1 and my main duty in the laboratory of Animal physiology is to perform histological analysis for various project but i would like to broaden my horizon in research and to interact with many scientists while discussing througn forums, workshops or conferences. That was the reson why i attempt to the last workshops organised by GHT at the BTC Nkolbisson Yaounde. It was a real satisfaction to learn so many things in just one day, i just imagine what it can be in many years of research...So thanks!

  • Bonjour à tout le monde, Moi c'est GUEWO FOKENG Magellan, je suis étudiant en Doctorat Ph.D. de Biochimie à l'Université de Yaoundé 1 Sous la supervision du Pr. MBACHAM F. Wilfred. Je fais mes tavaux de recherche au Centre de Biotechnologie de l'UY1.
    j'ai eu le privilège de participer au dernier workshops très enrichissant organisé par GHT au CBT à Nkolbisson; ce fut vraiment une journée riche en connaissance et j'aimerais que de telles occasions se multiplient.

    Merci

    ____________

    Hello everyone, I am GUEWO FOKENG Magellan, I am PhD student PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Yaoundé 1 Under the supervision of Prof. F. Mbacham Wilfred. I do my tavaux Research Centre of Biotechnology of the UY1.
    I had the privilege of attending the last workshops organized by GHT and found it very rewarding to CBT Nkolbisson, this was a really busy day and I am happy to know that such opportunities are available.

    thank you

  • Bonjour à tout le monde. j'ai parcouru et validé 07 cours sur le site The Global Health Network.org qui sont:
    - Introduction à la recherché
    - ICH Bonnes Pratiques Cliniques Cours
    - Introduction to Informed Consent
    - La question de recherché
    - Le protocole d’étude; 1ere et 2 eme partie
    - Les conseils de surveillances et de sécurité des données pour les essais cliniques Africains

    j'aimerais aussi savoir s'il existe de telles formations dans le domaine de la santé publique; si oui, j'aimerais que vous m'envoyez des liens ou des sites sur lesquels les trouver.

    Magellan G.F

    Merci/

    Hello to everyone. I have completed 7 eLearning courses on The Global Health Network.org; they are:
    - Introduction to research
    - ICH Good Clinical Practice Course
    - Introduction to Informed Consent
    - The research question
    - The study protocol; 1st and 2nd part
    - Advice for monitoring and data safety for clinical trials Africa

    I would also like to know if there is such training in the field of public health, and if so, could you send me links or sites where to find them?

  • Happy New Year.

    It is vary pleasure for me to be in this large family. I am a Cameroonian and a Ph.D. student in Biochemistry at the University of Yaounde 1.

    Thank you.

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