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Jun, 2021

The use of mobile technologies for early detection of arbovirus infections in pregnancy

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The great expansion of mobile technology across the globe has facilitated the use of smartphone applications to improve health systems and engage people in public health processes. This approach has been specially applied in low and middle income countries where capitalizing on the ubiquity of mobile technology infrastructure can help to overcome widespread health system barriers such as health personnel shortages, cost of health service, and transportation. Mobile health (mHealth) is a growing field with several applications in maternal and child health programmes dedicated to health monitoring, surveillance, and information […]

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May, 2021

Penta ID Network members dominate Best of ESPID awards

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  Three of the Best of ESPID awards have been presented to members of the Penta ID Network! Adilia Warris has taken home the Bill Marshall Award, Steven Welch (on behalf of the PentaTr@ining team) the ESPID Distinguished Award for Education and, John Kopsidas, the Research Presentation Award. Special mention goes to Danilo Buonsenso, who recently completed a PentaTr@ining course. He has also been awarded the Research Presentation Award alongside John. Congratulations on receiving these well-deserved awards! We are incredibly proud of our network members, their achievements and their continued […]

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May, 2021

PentaTr@ining, Best at ESPID!

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We are excited to announce that Dr. Steve Welch and the PentaTr@ining team have been awarded the ‘ESPID Distinguished Award for Education 2021’!   This award honours ESPID members who have excelled in education and training in paediatric infectious diseases and is offered in recognition of the innovative and highly effective work the PentaTr@ining team has carried out. Steve, the PentaTr@ining lead, expressed his gratitude while accepting the award on behalf of the team during the ‘Best of ESPID’ session today, which is part of the ESPID 2021 online meeting. [...]
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May, 2021

Italy-Africa health research, collaborating for a better future

 

The Italian National Institute of Health has recently published a report on Italian health research in partnership with African Countries. The report, which Penta has contributed to, is based on a survey that has mapped out the collaborative health research activities that currently exist between Italy and Africa. Four of our studies namely, EPIICAL, ODYSSEY, PediCAP and SMILE and two studies which we are partners in, EMPIRICAL and NeoAMR, were included in the report. Through them, we are supporting research activities mainly at the benefit of institutions based in Africa […]

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Apr, 2021

ZIKAction research in the face of COVID-19

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A recollection by Isadora Siqueira, Chief Investigator of the Paediatric Registry Study, on how the ZIKAction team in Brazil adapted to the challenges brought on by COVID-19 in order to carry on with their research and recruitment into the paediatric study.   What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on ZIKAction’s study activities and what solutions has your site identified to cope with it?   Brazil is one of the countries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and as of March 20th 2021, it had an incidence rate of 5,649 cases per 100,000 habitants, 4,726 cases per 100,000 women, [...]
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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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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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