There are no licensed therapies for viral hemorrhagic fevers. There is an urgent need for effective drug therapies for symptomatic patients with Ebola virus disease and other viral hemorrhagic fevers. The Capa-CT project aims to enhance capacity for the conduct of Phase 1 clinical trials of therapeutic agents at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.
Over a 2 year period, the Capa-CT project will:
The project builds on long-standing capacity for anti-infective pharmacology research at IDI. Linkages to stakeholders in drug development will be strengthened and best practices and lessons that are learned will be shared with partner organizations.
The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) supports the implementation of clinical trials at IDI.
The longitudinal cohorts unit at IDI was formed to bring all observational studies at IDI under one umbrella.
The longitudinal cohorts unit at IDI was formed to bring all observational studies at IDI under one umbrella in order to ensure uniformity and quality of data collected.