May, 2022

Capacitating the future of research in paediatric HIV

Tags: ,

By design, capacity building is a fundamental part of the UNIVERSAL project. The aim of the project's capacity building activities are to improve the ability of African and European young investigators in designing and conducting clinical trials. As such, the project conducted a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) from March 17th to June 21st 2021 among 108 African early career researchers from Cameroon, Mali, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe who are involved in the project (see fig 1 below). A TNA is the process of collecting and analysing data to determine what [...]


Jun, 2021

The birth of the UNIVERSAL project – a back story

Tags: ,

A while ago, we sat with Marc Lallemant – the scientific coordinator of the UNIVERSAL project led by Penta, for a quick chat. It was an eye-opening discussion that delved into the early beginnings and the birth of the project. According to Marc, TUTI pronounced as “tutti” in Italian (meaning everyone) was the name initially settled for. He further went on to clarify that TUTI had no Italian origin and was an acronym with a full meaning – Towards Universal Treatment of children in Africa. It was from this acronym […]


We would like to update you on our recent activities