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Apr, 2021

Abbas Lugemwa speaks on ‘PentaTr@ining Uganda 2021’

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It was a lifetime privilege and honour to host the ‘PentaTr@ining Uganda 2021′ course. This training had originally been planned for 2020, but that schedule got disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, we still received all the maximum support to make the course happen this year. This was a declaration of trust by Penta Foundation in the work we do as Joint Clinical Research Centre – Mbarara, and a demonstration of commitment by Penta to build capacity for excellence in research and paediatric care.

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Apr, 2021

Call for comments on the WHO Zika virus Research and Development Roadmap

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The WHO is calling on the public to share their comments on the newly drafted Zika virus Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap, a key component of the WHO’s R&D Blueprint which is a global strategy and preparedness plan that allows the activation of R&D activities in advance of and during pandemics. Comments can be submitted by completing this form. The Zika virus R&D roadmap aims to accelerate the development and implementation of effective medical countermeasures for the Zika virus so as to reduce morbidity, mortality and transmission of the virus. Zika is […]

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Apr, 2021

Useful resources

 

WHO Update of recommendations on first- and second-line antiretroviral regimens – 2019 Policy brief Authors: WHO Toolkit for research and development of paediatric antiretroviral drugs and formulations Authors: WHO and Unitaid in collaboration with IMPAACT (International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials) network, PENTA (Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS) foundation and experts from the Paediatric Antiretroviral Working Group UNICEF Children, HIV and AIDS Global and regional snapshots November 2019 HIV estimates for children dashboard July 2020 HIV/AIDS data July 2020 Children, HIV and AIDS How will progress be […]

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Mar, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine response in pregnant and lactating women: a cohort study

 

Authors: Kathryn J. Gray, MD PhD, Evan A. Bordt, PhD, Caroline Atyeo, BS, Elizabeth Deriso, PhD, Babatunde Akinwunmi, MD MPH MMSc, Nicola Young, BA, Aranxta Medina Baez, BS, Lydia L. Shook, MD, Dana Cvrk, CNM, Kaitlyn James, PhD, MPH, Rose De Guzman, PhD, Sara Brigida, BA, Khady Diouf, MD, Ilona Goldfarb, MD MPH, Lisa M. Bebell, MD, Lael M. Yonker, MD, Alessio Fasano, MD, S. Alireza Rabi, MD, Michal A. Elovitz, MD, Galit Alter, PhD, Andrea G. Edlow, MD, MSc Published in: American journal of obstetrics and gynecology   Abstract Background: […]

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Mar, 2021

Advancing the delivery of HIV Care

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On June 21-22, the International Workshop on Innovation in the delivery of HIV care will take place virtually. This is an important workshop highlighting the need for flexibility and innovation when it comes to caring for people living with HIV, to circumvent occurrences beyond our control that could negatively impact the type of care and treatment that healthcare workers provide. Participants will have the chance to share and learn how their peers provide care in terms of the innovative measures they introduced due to COVID-19, how they deliver HIV Care […]

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Mar, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission in primary schools in England in June–December, 2020 (sKIDs): an active, prospective surveillance study

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Authors: Shamez N Ladhani, Frances Baawuah, Joanne Beckmann, Ifeanichukwu O Okike, Shazaad Ahmad, Joanna Garstang, Andrew J Brent, Bernadette Brent, Jemma Walker, Nick Andrews, Georgina Ireland, Felicity Aiano, Zahin Amin-Chowdhury, Louise Letley, Jessica Flood, Samuel E I Jones, Ray Borrow, Ezra Linley, Maria Zambon, John Poh, Vanessa Saliba, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Jamie Lopez Bernal, Kevin E Brown, Mary E Ramsay Published in: The Lancet   Summary Background: Little is known about the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission in educational settings. Public Health England initiated a study, COVID-19 Surveillance in School […]

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Mar, 2021

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection: a key strategy to keeping schools and universities open

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Authors: Archana Koirala, Nicholas Wood, Kristine Macartney Published in: The Lancet   Introduction: Education has been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lack of access to education has exacerbated the divide between rich and poor and left vulnerable children exposed to domestic violence and hunger. The best way of keeping educational institutions open for in-person learning is to control transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the wider community1 and to ensure rapid identification of infected staff and students to support timely and tailored public health responses. A comprehensive testing strategy is a core […]

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Mar, 2021

Because we all have to grow up”: supporting adolescents in Uganda to develop core competencies to transition towards managing their HIV more independently

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Authors: Chloe Lanyon, Janet Seeley, Stella Namukwaya, Victor Musiime, Sara Paparini, Helen Nakyambadde, Christine Matama, Anna Turkova, Sarah Bernays Published in: Journal of International Aids Society   Abstract Introduction: Sustaining optimal adherence is the major challenge facing adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), particularly in low-resource settings, where “second-line” is often the last accessible treatment option. We explored the knowledge and skills adolescents need in order to maintain improved adherence behaviours, and the specific ways clinicians and caregivers may support young people to do so more independently. Methods: We conducted individual, in-depth interviews with 20 ALHIV aged 10 to […]

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Mar, 2021

ODYSSEY team at Radboud receives the RIHS Societal Award 2020

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As the world continues to raise its voice towards improving HIV treatment for children, the contributions made by the ODYSSEY trial have not gone unnoticed and as a result, has earned researchers the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences Societal Impact Award. “We are very proud to have received the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences Societal Impact Award 2020 for our work on a simplified dolutegravir dosing schedule for children of at least 20kg. This study, within the Odyssey trial, makes dolutegravir treatment possible for children living with HIV in Africa. […]

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