Feb, 2022

PediCAP microbiology sub-study sites receive training from LAB-NET


At the end of 2021, LAB-Net provided training on the sampling and microbiology procedures to all five sites taking part in the microbiology sub-study in the Paediatric Community Acquired Pneumonia (PediCAP) project.   Microbiologists, technicians and study investigators from local teams in South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe attended online training sessions conducted in November and December. Before the training, LAB-Net developed a sample collection and management manual and sampling instructions for the sites. The local study teams were provided with sample kits prepared and shipped by the central laboratory at […]



Nov, 2021

World Pneumonia Day 2021: Every breath counts

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It’s impossible to ignore the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has gripped the lives of everyone around the world, but it is equally impossible to ignore the thousands of lives that are lost daily to chest infections (pneumonia). According to UNICEF, pneumonia is the single largest cause of death in children under five and the majority of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Pneumonia needn’t be the deadly infectious disease that it is today. Through immunization, nutritional interventions, and controlling environmental risk factors the burden of child pneumonia can be […]



Dec, 2020

First patient enrolled in PediCAP trial

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We are proud to announce that on the 7th of December 2020, the PediCAP team at Makerere University at the China-Uganda Friendship Hospital Naguru (Kampala, Uganda) recruited the very first participant into the PediCAP clinical trial. Though the study experienced a delayed start due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the drive and commitment of the Ugandan team ensured all ethical and regulatory approvals were acquired by June 2020, and that the trial drugs and other necessities were available in October and November 2020. The site officially launched on the 4th of […]


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