Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

October 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Facilitated Film Viewings as a Community Engagement Tool

Hi everyone, First of all I am very exited as the newest kid on the block as a GHBN bursary fellow. I am now in the process of analyzing and writing up my findings on Facilitated Film Viewings as a Community Engagement Tool in Research involving men who have sex with other men. What is apparent is that film is such a strong communication tool with power to enlighten, educate or persuade people on the importance of HIV research with MSM or other key populations. I will continue with writing…


Added by Bernadette Kombo on October 21, 2015 at 9:30 — 7 Comments

Evaluation of our CAB

Hi everyone, as you know Khin Maung Lwin and I are working with the community advisory board on the Thai-Myanmar border. I am going to present a paper at the American Society of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine meeting next week in Philadelphia. It is about key success indicators against which we think we should evaluate our CAB.

Added by Phaik Yeong Cheah on October 20, 2015 at 23:30 — 4 Comments

Ethical approval renewals

Hi Everyone,

A quick update on my bursary project. We'd to temporarily halt participant recruitment as our annual ethical approval was ending and had to renew it. The good news is, we applied for renewal and are waiting for a signed copy of the approval likely next week. We will resume recruitment once that is received. We are all excited to complete recruitment and finalise the analysis.

All the best.


Added by Neema Mtunthama on October 16, 2015 at 14:00 — 7 Comments

Severe malaria in children

Hi everyone,

I am writing a paper on the development of drugs for severe malaria in children. 

Although important progress has been made during the last decade, severe falciparum malaria remains a major cause of mortality, especially in children under five in sub-Saharan Africa. Even with the current first line treatment, parenteral artesunate, mortality remains high at around 10%. It is clear that new drugs are needed. Artesunate was first evaluated in healthy volunteers for…


Added by Phaik Yeong Cheah on October 15, 2015 at 22:59 — 5 Comments

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