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The UNIVERSAL project’s potential impact on the health of children living with HIV, told by Dr Vivian Mumbiro

2023

In recent years, advancements in medical research have paved the way for an array of treatment options for children living with HIV. The efforts of scientists and researchers globally, have led to continuous refinement and improvement of existing regimens. Dr. Vivian Mumbiro, affectionately known as Dr V, a dedicated Medical Officer at the University of Zimbabwe Clinical Research Centre, shares insights into the evolving landscape of paediatric HIV treatment.

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Gilead partners with CHAI and Penta to improve treatment and adherence rates among children with HIV in low and middle income countries

2023

FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) is pleased to announce two public-private partnerships. The first will accelerate the development of an investigational dispersible pediatric formulation containing emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (F/TAF). The second aims to develop investigational pediatric formulations of TAF and sofosbuvir (SOF) designed to eliminate bitterness.

For more than 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in the field of HIV, driving advances in treatment,

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Inaugural training session for UNIVERSAL’s Clinical Trial Management course

2023

The inaugural Clinical Trial Management training program took place online on Wednesday, 14 June 2023, after 428 participants registered. The session was well attended by up to 168 clinical trial staff representing 30 countries. The training course is being implemented by UNIVERSAL’s Work package 8 and focuses on improving the capacity of research staff and young investigators to design, implement, and manage regulatory clinical trials, especially paediatric clinical trials.

This was the first module, 

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Capacitating the future of research in paediatric HIV

2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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,

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The birth of the UNIVERSAL project – a back story

2021

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.

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Penta coordinates new European-African Project that will develop UNIVERSAL treatments for children living with HIV

2021

Penta is the coordinator for the newly funded EDCTP project – UNIVERSAL!  Later in the day, we will be speaking with partners at the official kick-off meeting.

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