VBDModNet Joins UDSM-MCHAS

VBDModNet Joins the University of Dar es salaam, Mbeya College of Health and Allied Sciences (UDSM-MCHAS). VBDModNet is a team of Scientists, Lecturers/Professors from different Universities and Research Institutions in Africa, Europe and USA. Works together to help, mostly PhDs and Postdoctoral fellows interested in modelling Vector-Borne Diseases from basic ideas, to model implementation and publication. …

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EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Call for applications 28 February 2020 17:00 (GMT) The Clinical Research and Development Fellowship (CRDF) scheme is jointly implemented by EDCTP (European-Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership) and TDR. The 2019 Call for Applications put out by EDCTP can be found here. We invite applicants interested in a CRDF fellowship to carefully read the eligibility criteria for …

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First Human Trial of Monoclonal Antibody to Prevent Malaria Opens

NIH Trial Will Test NIAID-Developed Antibody January 27, 2020 NIAID Research Nurse Jennifer Cunningham, B.S.N., looks on as a healthy volunteer receives an infusion of CIS43LS, an experimental monoclonal antibody against malaria, as part of a Phase 1 clinical trial.Credit:NIAID A Phase 1 clinical trial testing the safety and effectiveness of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) …

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INVESTIGATING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE IMPLICATIONS DUE TO SMOKING, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Smoking, alcohol and substance abuse defines one of the major harmful causes for unhealthy pregnancy. This research needs to explore the knowledge of women on substance abuse during pregnancy; if at all there is any issue evident of substance abuse among women who live in Mbeya City, then to find out if there are any …

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Evaluation of the presence of Onchocerca volvulus infection in Black fly vectors in the Tunduru focus of Tanzania

Onchocerciasis can be prevented by treating communities at risk every year with a dose of ivermectin.ย  Evidence suggests that instead of just preventing blindness and skin diseases associated with Onchocerciasis, ivermectin can be used to eliminate the parasite permanently from the community.ย  The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the elimination of Onchocerciasis require the …

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