Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes
It's time for another update on my bursary project, though belatedly. I apologise for being late. Participant recruitment, data collection, and follow up is going on well. I've completed 2 FGDs (2 more left) and I'm liking the FGDs more, being the first time to do them. I'm hugely thankful to GHBN for the bursary projects that's enabling me to gain new skills as well.
Our recruitment is going on excellently and we should finish in Feb 2016. We aim to complete data…Continue
I will be running an research ethics workshop in Yangon for the Military Medical Research Conference. It is only a one day workshop as a pre-conference activity.
Last year there were a number of hiccups that made this project delay; one of them was obtaining ethical approval and this even affected other activities line up on the timeline. As the year is just starting, we will make sure that other remaining activities such as data collection are prioritized. As shared in the previous blog, everything is set except for a few areas needing final touches other than that i look forward to another successful year.
Happy New Year everyone.
In September 2015 WHO released new HIV treatment guidelines recommending immediate treatment for all individuals that test positive for HIV regardless of their CD4 cell count. These guidelines are pegged on the evidence that earlier use of ART results better, long-term clinical outcomes for people living with HIV as well as reduce transmission and decrease HIV acquisition risk at the population level. Concerns have however been raised regarding the…Continue